Coronary and Artery News

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3/25/2007
Next Generation of Stents Responds to Problems

Newer drug-eluting and biodegradable versions show promise

3/24/2007
Low-Dose Aspirin Therapy Effective After Heart Surgery

Major bleeding was noticeably reduced after 8 months, Canadian study finds

3/22/2007
Heart Association Backs Statin Use for At-Risk Kids

Those with family history of heart disease, diabetes could benefit from cholesterol drug therapy, revised guidelines now say.

3/21/2007
Cardiac Risk Greatest While Firefighters Fighting Flames

Study found they're most likely to die while responding to emergencies

3/20/2007
Artery Disease Poses Immediate Risks

1 of every 7 patients suffers serious event, including death, within one year, study finds

3/12/2007
Heart Disease Lower in Children of Parents Who Live to 85

But genes are no substitute for a healthy lifestyle, one expert says

3/9/2007
Invasive Therapy Doesn't Cut Deaths in Acute Coronary Syndrome

Patient's risk profile should determine best treatment, one expert says

3/7/2007
Majority of Drug-Coated Stent Use Not Approved by FDA

More research on the controversial practice is needed, researchers say

3/7/2007
EKG Predicts Heart Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Even minor abnormalities can signal future trouble, study finds

3/6/2007
Specialty Heart Hospitals Increase Rate of Surgeries

But the for-profit centers may be offering needed services, study suggests

3/6/2007
Cheney's Blood Clot Highlights Fairly Common Condition

Deep vein thrombosis can be life-threatening if not treated promptly, doctors say

3/5/2007
Depression Worsens Outcomes for Heart Failure Patients

Study finds that those depressed are 50% more likely to die or be hospitalized for the condition

3/3/2007
Heartburn or Heart Attack? Know the Symptoms

Experts offer useful pointers, urging people to err on the side of caution

3/2/2007
Whole-Grain Cereals Cut Heart Risks: Study

High-fiber breakfast not just for kids anymore, researchers say

3/1/2007
Do Early Growth Spurts Protect Against Bad Cholesterol?

Finding suggests adult heart disease may have roots in childhood

2/28/2007
Infected Gums Can Harm the Heart

Periodontal treatment improves blood flow, study finds

2/23/2007
Low Blood Pressure Ups Stroke Risk in Kidney Patients

Rate more than doubles when systolic reading falls below 120 mm Hg, study finds

2/21/2007
Kids of U.S. Soldiers in Iraq Prone to Stress

These youngsters may need special monitoring and care, researchers say

2/21/2007
Health Tip: What Happens During Coronary Bypass Surgery?

When blood flow to the heart is restored

2/19/2007
High-Tech CT Scans Speed Diagnosis of Chest Pain

Time and money was saved in 75% of ER cases, study finds

2/15/2007
Heart Disease Rates Vary Widely Across U.S.

Prevalence similar among whites, blacks and Hispanics, study finds

2/12/2007
Majority of Drug-Coated Stent Use Not Approved by FDA

More research on the controversial practice is needed, researchers say

2/6/2007
Study Sees Benefits in Boosting Levels of 'Good' Cholesterol

Doing so helps reduce plaque in arteries

2/6/2007
Depression Linked to Early Heart Disease

It may contribute to hardening of the arteries, study suggests

1/27/2007
Calculator Helps Users Gauge Heart Attack Risk

Online tool scores threat based on health, habits and lifestyle

1/18/2007
Good Heart Health Habits Should Start in Childhood

Parents urged to act early to reduce future risk of disease

1/16/2007
South Asians Plagued by Heart-Attack Risk Factors

They suffer first attack at 53 years, compared to 58.8 years for westerners

1/15/2007
Combining Heart and Stroke-Prevention Surgeries Raises Death Risk

Researchers say more investigation is needed into linking the procedures

1/12/2007
Telomere Length May Predict Heart Disease Risk

The tip of chromosomes might be useful diagnostic tool for men, study suggests

1/9/2007
Milk Blunts Heart Benefits of Tea

It wipes out the valuable effects of antioxidants, study finds

1/8/2007
Early Blood Pressure Problems Signal Heart Trouble

Study of young American Indians found hypertension raised risk for enlarged heart

1/8/2007
Brain Bleeds From Blood Thinner on the Rise

Doctors need to weigh the risk of stroke vs. bleeding before prescribing warfarin

1/8/2007
Girls Most Likely to Gain Weight as Pre-Teens

Report urges interventions before the age of 9 or 10

12/29/2006
Rising Number of Uninsured Tops Health News for 2006

Worries about food safety, antidepressants and stents also made headlines

12/20/2006
Traditional Heart Risk Factors Outdo Biomarkers

Researcher says newer measures not ready for primetime

12/14/2006
Community Doctors Can Perform Carotid Stenting

Study shows good results with training for surgery to prevent stroke

12/13/2006
Researchers Uncover Process Leading to Arterial Plaque Rupture

Findings may be key to alternative therapies to prevent strokes, heart attacks

12/12/2006
Folic Acid Doesn't Help the Heart

Lifestyle changes more likely to prevent second heart attack, study finds

12/12/2006
Height Loss in Older Men Tied to Heart, Death Risks

Shrinking 3 centimeters or more may trigger bone loss that increases chance of illness, study suggests

12/11/2006
More Americans Have Their Blood Pressure Under Control

Researchers say several factors behind encouraging trend

12/11/2006
Raising 'Good' Cholesterol Levels Still a Worthy Goal

Despite death of Pfizer drug, researchers say investigation of concept should continue

12/9/2006
Coated Stents Should Stay on Market, U.S. Advisers Say

But all patients at heightened risk of blood clots, FDA panel concludes

12/7/2006
Statin Users Risk Heart Attacks by Stopping Treatment

Dutch study finds chance for incident increased at least 30 percent

12/1/2006
Combination Therapy Eases Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Two-drug strategy slowed the illness and got patients more mobile, researchers say

11/29/2006
Compound in Red Wine May Be Key to Heart Health

But levels of procyanidins aren't the same in all wines, study says

11/15/2006
Blood Test Spots Heart Failure

Lowers costs of hospital care, study finds

11/13/2006
Drug-Coated Angioplasty Balloons Keep Arteries From Reclosing

The finding could eliminate the need for drug-coated stents, study suggests

11/13/2006
Doctors Debate the Merits of Drug-Coated Stents

Some worry the artery-opening devices may contribute to long-term mortality

10/30/2006
New Scanning Tool Could Prevent Unneeded Heart Attack Hospitalizations

Computerized technique reveals blocked arteries

10/18/2006
Surgery Better Than Stents at Stroke Prevention

French trial focused on patients with blocked arteries who showed symptoms