Coronary and Artery News

Date Posted
Article Title
1/23/2008
Peripheral Arterial Disease Costlier to Treat Than Heart Trouble

Prolonged recovery, potential for repeat treatments to blame, study finds

1/22/2008
U.S. Deaths Down From Heart Disease, Stroke

But childhood obesity epidemic could undo gains, heart association says

1/22/2008
Liver Cancer Drug Raises Blood Pressure

Patients taking Nexavar need to be monitored closely, study says

1/21/2008
'Drug-Free' Stent Coating Shows Promise

Trial finds polymer reduces inflammatory reaction associated with current devices

1/19/2008
Smallest Air Pollution Particles Hurt Heart Most

Cause plaque build-up in arteries, negate effects of "good" cholesterol

1/18/2008
Aspirin Resistance Boosts Heart Risks in Cardiac Patients

They're four times more likely to suffer heart attack, stroke and even death, study finds

1/15/2008
Calcium Supplements Could Raise Heart Risks in Postmenopausal Women

Study found those taking tablets had 47% higher risk of cardiovascular trouble

1/14/2008
Biotechnology Builds a New Heart

Stem cells injected into 'skeleton' of animal organ was beating in just 8 days

1/10/2008
Priming Heart Before an Attack Could Limit Damage

Animal study shows preconditioning cardiac cells helps organ better tolerate loss of blood flow

1/9/2008
Drink a Little, Stay Active, Save Your Heart

The combination could add years to your life, Danish researchers find

1/8/2008
Anxiety Raises Heart Attack Risk

Older men with chronic anxiety are at substantially higher risk, experts say

12/18/2007
Diagnosis of Heart Attack Can Be Wrong

Study finds false positives occur 9.2% of the time in emergency rooms

12/14/2007
FDA Advisers Reject Over-the-Counter Statin

They cite concerns that consumers wouldn't use the cholesterol-lowering drug Mevacor safely

12/12/2007
High Blood Pressure Key Factor for Cardiovascular Disease

Only one-third to one-half of those getting treatment reach their target levels, survey finds

12/11/2007
Older Diabetics Using Avandia Face Increased Death Risk

Canadian study also found those over 65 more likely to have heart trouble with drug

12/11/2007
Chest Compressions Effective in Emergency Cardiac Arrest

Simple bystander-delivered CPR without mouth-to-mouth boosted survival outcomes

12/11/2007
Abdominal Fat Tied to High Risk for Coronary Trouble

Waist-hip ratio measurement is a strong predictor of heart disease, Britsh study says

12/10/2007
Coronary Artery Calcium May Raise Women's Heart Risk

New study challenges traditional assessment of risk

12/5/2007
Drug Helps Ease Fat Disorder in HIV Patients

Tesamorelin shrinks the visceral fat around organs that boosts heart risks

12/4/2007
Observational Studies Often Overshadow Clinical Research

First findings seem to stick, even when controlled trials later contradict them

11/13/2007
Nitrite, Nitrate-Rich Foods Boost Heart Attack Outcomes

Mouse study finds diet with components patients taught to avoid may offer protection

11/12/2007
Major Stroke Risk Substantial After Minor Event: Study

U.K. researchers find 1 in 20 TIA patients face major attack within a week

11/7/2007
Diesel Exhaust Increases Clot Formation

2 hours after exposure to fumes, volunteers' blood platelets thickened, study found

11/6/2007
Obesity Leaves More Americans With Physical Limitations

But some extra weight may not lead to cardiovascular disease and cancer, research finds

11/6/2007
Early HRT Protects a Woman's Heart

But contraceptives heighten risk of arterial problems, studies find

11/6/2007
Energy Drinks Could Pose Blood Pressure Risks

Medicated heart patients might be in danger, study suggests

11/6/2007
Blood Pressure, Heartbeat Problems Aggravate Alzheimer's

Treating vascular conditions might lessen memory loss, study suggests

11/5/2007
Early Weight Gain Can Mean Heart Trouble Later in Life

Children as young as 7 show signs of cardiovascular risk factors, study finds

11/5/2007
Blood-Incompatible Heart Transplants Safe for Infants

Study data shows mortality could be reduced 20% for those awaiting new organ

11/5/2007
CPR, Defibrillator Combo Boosts Cardiac Incident Survival

Making more AEDs available in communities could save hundreds of lives, study finds

11/5/2007
New Computerized Scans Effective for Spotting Clogged Arteries

They could eliminate need for invasive procedures for some patients, study says

11/5/2007
Certain Cholesterol Drugs Show Their Limits

Studies reveal that some of these heart medications aren't perfect

11/4/2007
New Measures Improve Heart Care

Programs that simplified treatment choices led to better outcomes, research shows

11/4/2007
Drug-Coated Stents No Riskier in Long Run Than Bare Metal Ones

Largest study to date finds no difference in heart attack or mortality rates

11/4/2007
New Anti-Clotting Drug Shows Promise in Heart Patients

Prasugrel reduced heart risks after angioplasty/stenting, but raised bleeding risks when compared to Plavix

11/4/2007
Peripheral Artery Disease Up Sharply Among U.S. Women

The condition, which is symptomless, can lead to heart attack and stroke

11/2/2007
Emergency Care for Heart Attacks, Pneumonia Fails to Meet Goals

Poor compliance and racial disparities found, study finds

11/2/2007
Preeclampsia Linked to Heart Disease Risk

Women need to be aware of their heart disease risk before and after pregnancy

10/23/2007
Marital Stress Linked to Heart Disease

Couples with troubled relationships have hardening of the coronary arteries, research says

10/16/2007
Angioplasty Equals Bypass Surgery for Heart Patients: Study

Survival rates virtually the same, but some people may prefer one option over the other

10/10/2007
Statin Benefits Persist After Treatment Stops

Lower death rates seen up to a decade later, study found

10/5/2007
Erectile Dysfunction: A Harbinger of Heart Trouble

Studies link this common problem with vascular disease

10/4/2007
Randy Jackson Takes Aim at Diabetes

American Idol judge is part of a campaign to stress the disease's link to heart disease

10/3/2007
Study Finds Benefits With Drug-Coated Stents

Better outcomes for high-risk patients

10/2/2007
Panic Attacks May Hike Heart Disease Risk in Women

Study of postmenopausal women finds association, but no direct cause and effect

9/26/2007
High HDL Levels Protect Heart Health

Reduced risk of cardiovascular trouble even when LDL levels were low, study finds

9/25/2007
Study Links Coronary Disease, Colon Cancer

Higher incidence of malignancies found in heart patients

9/19/2007
Stem Cells From Testes Produce Wide Range of Tissue Types

Work with mice might lead to treatments for diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer's

9/18/2007
Study Downgrades Gene as Heart Risk Factor

Screening for variations in APO gene not warranted, researchers say

9/13/2007
Screening Proposed for Childhood Cholesterol Levels

Treatment would reduce risk of genetic condition that can lead to early death