Coronary and Artery News

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Article Title
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

9/12/2007
Jogging in Traffic Cuts Blood Flow to Heart

Men with stable heart disease showed effect after brief exposure to diesel exhaust

9/10/2007
Small Incisions Make Heart Valve Surgery Safer

Death risk lowered for those who had undergone previous heart surgery, Belgian study finds

9/4/2007
Trial to Test Gene Therapy for Angina in Women

Novel treatment promotes blood vessel growth in heart muscle, researchers say

8/30/2007
Stopping Statins After Stroke Doubles Death Risk

Almost 40% of patients stopped taking drugs in Italian study

8/29/2007
New Heart Pump Shows Promise in Trial

Smaller, simpler device can be used in more patients, expert says

8/27/2007
Embryonic Human Stem Cells May Help Repair Heart Muscle, Lab Study Shows

Problems with cell survival, functioning may have been solved in rat experiments

8/22/2007
Drug That Lowers Resting Heart Rate Being Tested

Slower heartbeat linked to better cardiac outcome, scientists report

8/3/2007
Diet and Fitness: A Proven Path to Heart Health

Lifestyle changes can slash your risk for cardiovascular disease as well as diabetes

7/23/2007
Study Links Diet Soft Drinks With Cardiac Risk

Just one soda a day tied to higher incidence of metabolic syndrome

7/2/2007
Molecule Signals Heart Disease in Early Stages

Study found high levels of protein predicted development of cardiovascular trouble

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