Coronary and Artery News

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6/28/2007
It's Never Too Late to Get Healthy

Even starting in middle age reduces risk of heart disease and death, study shows

6/25/2007
Methamphetamine Tied to Heart Problems

Animal studies show the drug damages coronary and blood vessels

6/15/2007
Echocardiography Helps Identify Heart Disease

Test is more accurate than others when used in patients at risk, experts say

6/7/2007
New Imaging Techniques Hold Promise for Variety of Diseases

Advances could lead to better treatments for illnesses such as heart disease, Alzheimer's, ovarian cancer, studies say

6/7/2007
New Drug Fails to Improve Odds for Heart Failure Patients

Survival rates not better when compared with older medication, researchers say

6/6/2007
Drop in Cardiac Deaths Tied to Better Treatments, Lifestyles

But rising obesity and diabetes rates could offset those gains, study finds

6/6/2007
Researchers ID Genes for Some Common Diseases

They include arthritis, diabetes, heart disease; finding could revolutionize medicine, expert says

6/5/2007
More Research That Secondhand Smoke Harms Kids

Even minor exposure can compromise cardiovascular system, study says

6/4/2007
Heart Patch Helps Damaged Cardiac Tissue Heal

Biodegradable scaffold worked well in rats induced to have heart attacks

5/31/2007
Discrimination Linked to Health Problems Among Minorities

Study of Asian-Americans suggests higher rate of heart trouble, pain, other problems

5/31/2007
Getting Swifter Treatment for Deadliest Heart Attacks

American Heart Association to launch national program called 'Mission Lifeline'

5/29/2007
High-Tech Images Can Reveal Stent Status

The technology to see if it is open or blocked could one day spare some patients invasive tests, study suggests

5/29/2007
Exercise May Boost 'Good' Cholesterol Levels

Aerobic workouts 2 hours a week burned calories, too

5/16/2007
Lifestyle Changes Help Older Women's Hearts After HRT

Exercise, better diet cuts cardiovascular risks, study finds

5/15/2007
Just 10 Minutes of Daily Exercise Boosts Heart Health

Study finds a little exercise provides cardiovascular benefits, and more is even better

5/15/2007
Migraines May Heighten Risk of Vision Problems

Study finds link among middle-aged people with history of the headaches

5/14/2007
Fish Oil-Exercise Combo May Boost Cardio Health

Supplement plus workouts raise good cholesterol levels, study finds

5/14/2007
Enzyme Puts Brakes on Racing Heartbeat: Study

Finding may lead to better drug treatments for common heart ailments

5/11/2007
Higher Dose of Clot-Buster Is Better Before Artery Procedure

Twice as much Plavix halves the number of deaths, heart attacks, study finds

5/11/2007
Women Less Likely to Get Treatment After Heart Tests

Many were still not prescribed heart medications 6 months after exam, study found

5/9/2007
Implanted Pumps May Help End-Stage Heart Failure Cases

LVADs could allow patients to leave hospital without a transplant, study suggests

5/8/2007
Low-Dose Aspirin Best for Preventing Heart Attack

Higher doses no more protective and increase risk of stomach bleeding, study says

5/3/2007
Clot-Preventing Drug Improves Heart Blood Flow After Angioplasty

But doctors question whether the practice results in long-term benefits

5/2/2007
Stroke Risk Almost Double for Siblings of Those Who've Had Attacks

Study finds genetic link to ischemic incidents, especially in Mexican-Americans

5/1/2007
Migraines During Pregnancy Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke

Study advises women to control risk factors such as diabetes and obesity

5/1/2007
Fewer Heart Patients Dying After Hospitalization

Improvements in care are cutting heart failure, mortality rates, study finds

4/26/2007
Changing Heart Transplant Drugs Could Boost Kidney Function

Gradual switch should benefit patients, researchers say

4/25/2007
HIV Drugs May Raise Heart Attack Risk

But the danger from protease inhibitors remains small, experts say

4/23/2007
Novel Stent Relieves Acute Heart Pain

It diverts blood to oxygen-starved heart muscle, researchers say

4/19/2007
Cut Your Salt Use and Cut Your Risk of Heart Disease

It can also reduce your chances of dying from cardiovascular disease, study finds

4/19/2007
Drug-Coated Stents as Good as Bypass Surgery

Study finds complication, survival rates essentially same

4/18/2007
Protein Monitoring Improved Heart Failure Treatment

French trial found fewer deaths and hospital stays

4/13/2007
Stroke Guidelines Focus on Critical First Hours

Intravenous delivery of clot-busting drug still best treatment for patients, groups concur

4/11/2007
Monitoring Blood Pressure Is Everyone's Business

May 17 marks World Hypertension Day, and the focus is on prevention, lifestyle changes

4/11/2007
Implantable Defibrillators Offer Heart Patients a Better Quality of Life: Study

Recipients report high level of satisfaction with the devices

4/10/2007
Restless Legs Syndrome Boosts Heart Risks

Repetitive nature of neurological disorder increases blood pressure, study says

4/10/2007
Study Fails to Confirm Gene Variants as Heart Risk Factors

New method of measuring association holds promise, researchers say

4/10/2007
Co-Payments Cut Statin Use

Discontinuing the cholesterol drugs could lead to higher health-care costs, study says

4/8/2007
Small Steps Lead to Healthier Hearts for Women

But many still don't know cardiovascular disease is their biggest enemy

4/5/2007
Heart Attacks a 'Wake-Up' Call for Hispanics: Survey

Poll finds too few are taking steps to prevent future illness

4/3/2007
Hormone Therapy Doesn't Boost Heart Attack Risk in Younger Women: Study

But it can still increase stroke and breast cancer risk, researchers add

3/30/2007
Fish Helps Statins Protect the Heart

Omega-3 fatty acids are believed to be the key, Japanese study says

3/30/2007
Heart Patients Seek Guidance on Stents, Statins

Experts offer advice after recent flurry of controversial studies

3/28/2007
Herbal Extract Shows Some Benefit for Heart Failure

But it failed to meet primary goal in large European trial

3/27/2007
Long-Term Aspirin Use Cuts Death Risk for Women: Study

Two decades of tracking shows low to moderate use has major impact on heart disease and cancer

3/26/2007
Heart Pumping Variation Found in Racial Groups

Weaker contractions in black Americans could explain their higher heart-disease rates, study says

3/26/2007
Drugs as Good as Angioplasty for Stable Heart Disease

A new study found no difference in rates of death or heart attack

3/26/2007
Drugs That Boost HDL Cholesterol Not Ready for Prime Time

But researchers say the concept remains valid in fight against heart disease

3/26/2007
Early Use of Cholesterol Drug Boosts Outcomes After Angioplasty

A second study suggests statins prevent plaque buildup in arteries

3/25/2007
Dark Chocolate May Lighten the Load on Arteries

Flavonoids in the sweet treat can make vessels more flexible, study suggests