Coronary and Artery News

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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

10/17/2006
Breathing Training Benefits Heart-Surgery Patients

It helped reduce pulmonary complications, such as pneumonia, study finds

10/11/2006
Drug Reverses Deadly Angioplasty Complication

Calcium channel-blocker nicardipine undid no-flow in arteries, study finds

9/25/2006
Intensive Statin Therapy Beneficial in Heart Emergencies

Studies find a reduction in deaths, cardiovascular problems

9/25/2006
Menthol Cigarettes Seem Tougher to Quit

This may help explain higher smoking-related illness among blacks, researchers say

9/22/2006
'Silent Killer' Helps Treat Lung Condition

Carbon monoxide plays Jekyll and Hyde, destroying cells blocking blood flow

9/13/2006
Expensive, Drug-Coated Stents Offer Modest Benefit

Based on studies, bare-metal stents may be just as good, experts say

9/8/2006
Early Symptoms Can Warn of Sudden Cardiac Death

Chest pain, breathlessness call for quick action, study finds

8/29/2006
31 States Record Increases in Adult Obesity

Two-thirds of Americans now at risk of diseases like diabetes, heart disease, report finds

8/29/2006
When It Comes to the Heart, Doctor Knows Best

Even with modern tests, physician's judgment still the best medicine, study says

8/23/2006
Obesity Increases Chances of Early Death

Study found risk was two to three times greater than in normal-weight people

8/21/2006
Insulin Resistance a Marker of Heart Risk for Teens

Increased chance of diabetes, cardiovascular disease found, report says

8/15/2006
Heart Drug May Help Reopen Arteries After Stroke

Small study says low-dose argatroban used with intravenous rtPA may improve outcomes

8/15/2006
Coffee Might Trigger First Heart Attack in Some

Study found those at risk for coronary disease were most vulnerable

8/14/2006
Alternative Test Uncovers Hidden Risks for Kidney, Cardiovascular Disease

Patients with high cystatin C protein levels were 50% more likely to die, study says

8/11/2006
ACE Inhibitors Good for Hardened Arteries

While some doctors still debate the practice, new research finds benefits

8/10/2006
Pigeons Provide Clues to Post-Op Artery Re-Closure

The birds have genetic predisposition to 'over-exuberant' tissue growth, researchers say

8/8/2006
Just a Little High-Saturated Fat Can Be Hard on the Arteries

Researchers find that even one high-fat meal reduces effects of 'good' cholesterol

8/7/2006
Spotting Kidney Disease Helps Heart Patients

Experts urge blood, urine tests for those with cardiovascular trouble

7/25/2006
Does Clearing Plaque From Brain Artery Ease Depression?

Inserting stents improved blood flow, but some question whether the surgery deserves the credit

7/19/2006
Impotence Can Foreshadow Coronary Artery Disease

Doctors should monitor heart health of patients with erectile dysfunction, study says

7/18/2006
Journal Editor Criticizes Authors of Migraine Study

Research on link to heart risk was OK, but writers' financial interests were not revealed

7/12/2006
Raloxifene Doesn't Raise Heart Disease Risk

But women with heart disease faced stroke risk when using it as breast cancer preventative

6/30/2006
Shedding Light on Trans Fats in Foods

New FDA labeling requirement helps consumers spot these threats to heart health

6/28/2006
Study Identifies Kidney Trouble as Heart Risk

ACE inhibitor drugs improve survival

6/27/2006
Nighttime Blood Pressure Linked to Heart Failure

Absence of normal drop more than doubles the risk, study finds

6/14/2006
Protein Linked to Insulin Resistance in Humans

Discovery could lead to targeted therapies for preventing type 2 diabetes

6/14/2006
Salt Initiative Backed by Health Professionals

But call for warning labels on high-salt foods draws fire from food industry

6/13/2006
Chant 'Om' for Better Heart Health

Transcendental meditation lowers insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome risk, study finds

6/7/2006
Imaging Combo Catches Cardiovascular Trouble

Two types of scans were more accurate at spotting blood flow problems

6/5/2006
Many Ex-NFL Linemen at Risk for Heart Disease

More likely to have enlarged hearts, metabolic syndrome than retired non-linemen, studies find

6/2/2006
Enlarged Heart Not Always a Sign of Trouble

Type of stress determines how the heart reacts, researchers report

6/1/2006
High Doses of Statins Carry Dangers, Swedish Report Says

But top American cardiologists say evidence doesn't back up the claim

6/1/2006
Mild Heart Disorder Raises Stroke Risk

Slight reduction in pumping ability found to cause the problem

5/30/2006
Diabetes, Smoking Are Risk Factors for Leg Artery Problems

Study finds differences in difficulties with small and large arteries

5/22/2006
Air Pollution Boosts Death Rates

Those with diseases like diabetes, heart failure and rheumatoid arthritis are vulnerable, study finds

5/22/2006
Common Painkillers Linked to Increased Admissions for Heart Failure

Older patients taking NSAIDs showed a 30% higher risk, U.K. study finds

5/16/2006
Popular Supplement Doesn't Reduce High Cholesterol

Policosanol is no more effective than a placebo, study finds

5/3/2006
Stents Boost Walking Ability for Patients With Blocked Leg Arteries

Peripheral arterial disease can lead to amputation in worst cases

5/2/2006
Americans Less Healthy Than the British

Study finds gap despite higher U.S. incomes, more money spent on health care