Coronary and Artery News

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3/31/2008
Diabetes Drug Slows Clogging of Arteries

Actos better at fighting plaque build-up than older medication, study finds

3/31/2008
Cholesterol Drug Controversy Continues

Doctors debate worth of lipid-lowering agent that combines 2 medications

3/30/2008
Increased Heart Risk Seen for Retired NFL Players

Screening should begin in high school, researchers say

3/30/2008
Anticoagulant Drugs Had Similar Outcomes After Angioplasty

Study also finds drug-releasing stents appear to work better than uncoated ones

3/30/2008
Drug-Eluting Stents Safe After Heart Attack

Long-term study indicates they lower restenosis risk and don't increase mortality probability

3/29/2008
New Drug Shows Promise in Use With Coronary Stents

Antiplatelet prasugrel may protect better than Plavix, study shows

3/28/2008
Key Protein Limits Damage of Heart Attack

Activating Gi compound in mice was important protective mechanism, researchers say

3/26/2008
Calcium Scans Help Predict Coronary Risk

But the cost of such tests is a potential stumbling block, experts say

3/21/2008
Lack of Sleep Hurts Women's Hearts Most

Creates more stress, biomarkers for diabetes, heart disease than in males

3/19/2008
Gene Variants Can Predict Threat of Heart Disease

Cholesterol-associated variants increase risk and may be early indication, study shows

3/19/2008
Artery Plaque Boosts Hispanics' Odds for Stroke

Even a small amount in neck artery quadrupled the risk, study found

3/18/2008
The Elderly Can Be Candidates for Angioplasty, Stenting

Those 80 and older may not need to be hospitalized, study says

3/17/2008
Angina More Common in Women Than Men

That means many women may be under-treated for the heart condition, study suggests

3/14/2008
White Men With Chest Pains Treated Fastest in ERs

Government study found minorities, women not given heart treatments as quickly

3/14/2008
Severe Menopause Symptoms Raise Heart Risks

The worse the symptoms, the higher the chances of trouble, study shows

3/14/2008
Heart Risk Can Be Predicted Without Lab Tests

Finding might help spot high-risk cases in developing countries

3/14/2008
Melt-Away Stent Works Well in Trial

Absorbed harmlessly in the body, it could replace traditional metal stents

3/11/2008
Magnesium May Lower Risk for Some Strokes in Male Smokers

Study suggests eating foods such as whole grains cuts risk of cerebral infarction

3/7/2008
Depression After a Heart Attack Dangerous for Years

Study finds long-lasting increased risk of death, but no clear explanation why

3/7/2008
Even in Middle Age, Starting to Drink May Lower Heart Risks

Wine is better than liquor, study says; a healthy lifestyle is even better, doctor adds

3/4/2008
Raised Breast Cancer Risk Persists After Combo HRT Stopped

Latest data from Women's Health Initiative points to continued need for mammograms

2/27/2008
Curry Ingredient May Cut Cardiovascular Risks

Findings in mice show curcumin reduces heart enlargement and lowers odds of organ failure

2/26/2008
Adult Stem Cells Help Those With Immune Disorders, Heart Disease

Analysis of studies finds modest benefit with both conditions

2/26/2008
National Effort Needed to Address Hyperglycemia in Heart Patients

American Heart Association says high blood sugar condition linked to high mortality

2/25/2008
More Elderly Americans Living With Heart Failure

Incidence has declined, but survival gains place burden on Medicare, analysis finds

2/22/2008
Heart Disease Deaths Over-Reported in New York City

Study says doctors overestimated in-hospital mortality by 51%

2/22/2008
Experts Offer Clarity on Confusion Surrounding Stents

Amid flurry of studies, certain advice emerging for heart patients

2/21/2008
Moderate Aerobic Fitness Levels May Cut Stroke Risk

Findings show just 30 minutes of activity helped men, women regardless of family history

2/21/2008
Cats Help Shield Owners From Heart Attack

Study finds 30% risk reduction when felines are in the home

2/21/2008
Awareness of Heart Attack Signs Lags in U.S.

But most people surveyed know to call 911 when one happens, CDC says

2/19/2008
No Difference Found in Treatments for Acute Kidney Failure

Continuous vs. intermittent dialysis produced same results, analysis shows

2/18/2008
Free Drugs After Heart Attack Would Save Money, Lengthen Lives

More patients would take recommended medications, study says

2/14/2008
Drug Cuts Muscle Damage After Heart Attack

Safety trial shows novel compound blocks enzyme triggering cell and tissue death

2/14/2008
Single Mutation in Mitochondrial DNA Weakens Heart, Muscles

Changes in tissue similar to effects of aging, report suggests

2/13/2008
Drug-Coated Balloons Keep Leg Arteries Open: Study

Small German trial could be a breakthrough treatment in vascular disease

2/12/2008
Muscle Fatigue Drug May Fight Heart Failure

It seems to plug calcium leaks that cause tiring in muscles, study says

2/12/2008
Triglycerides Linked to Coronary Disease Risk

Should be considered along with LDL cholesterol in prevention efforts, study indicates

2/11/2008
High Blood Pressure on Increase Among American Women

State-by-state survey also found prevalence rate among men not as low as should be

2/8/2008
Drug Combo Tied to Kidney Risk With Some Cardiac Surgeries

Aprotinin plus ACE inhibitor associated with renal woes during off-pump surgery, U.K. study finds

2/7/2008
Gene Linked to Inflammatory Arthritis Also Raises Heart Risks

British study found HLA-DRB1 increased chances of dying from cardiovascular causes

2/6/2008
Sucking Out Clot Debris Helps Heart Attack Patients

Dutch study found vacuuming clogged vessels before angioplasty improved outcomes

2/6/2008
Death Rates From Cardiovascular Causes Vary Widely Across Europe

Differences were found between and within countries, researcher notes

2/5/2008
First 90 Days After Stopping Plavix Most Dangerous

Study finds highest risk of adverse events for heart patients is in early period

2/5/2008
GPS Devices Measure Severity of Peripheral Artery Disease

Same technology used in cars determined walking abilities of patients, study suggests

2/4/2008
Drug-Coated Stents Better Than Bare-Metal Ones in Complex Cases

Survival advantage found in 'off-label' uses, report suggests

1/30/2008
Super Bowl Fans Should Heed Heart Risk Finding

German study found higher chances of cardiovascular trouble during 2006 World Cup matches

1/30/2008
Study Challenges New Benchmark for High-Volume Heart Transplant Hospitals

Johns Hopkins researchers question government decision to lower requirements for designation

1/29/2008
Study Finds Both Coated Stents Perform the Same

Incidence of major adverse events was also lower than researchers anticipated

1/29/2008
Stents Slightly Better Than Bypass for Blocked Left Coronary Artery

But experts question results of small Polish study

1/28/2008
Diuretics Best for Hypertension and Metabolic Syndrome

Drugs as good or better than others in treating both conditions