Coronary and Artery News

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4/18/2006
Education Level Linked to Heart Disease: Study

Those with just a high school degree more likely to have calcium deposits in arteries

4/13/2006
Scientists Suggest Alternative to Cox-2 Drugs

Stomach-safe pain relief without heart risks might be possible, research shows

4/10/2006
Estrogen Therapy Boosts Clotting Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Those who had hysterectomies, took hormone were more likely to get DVT, study found

4/10/2006
Standard Test Misses Heart Disease Signs in Women

Angiograms don't find blockages in smaller vessels that women tend to have, study shows

3/21/2006
Exercise No Threat to a Woman's Heart

But excess weight and sedentary lifestyle are, studies find

3/14/2006
Blood Pressure Drugs Keep Hypertension in Check

Patients using angiotensin receptor blocker postponed progression to hypertension, study finds

3/13/2006
Doctors Rethinking Aspirin-Plavix Combination

Blood-thinning regimen can double death risk if used to prevent first heart attack, study finds

3/13/2006
Aggressive Statin Therapy May Reverse Atherosclerosis

Crestor not only inhibited but reduced plaque build-up on artery walls, researchers say

3/12/2006
Drug-Coated Stents Beat Radiation at Reopening Arteries

Two studies with different brands produce similar results

3/7/2006
Researchers Reduce Enlarged Hearts in Fat Mice

Finding could spur new treatments for obesity-related heart failure

3/7/2006
Aspirin Therapy Benefits More People Than Thought

Those with heart disease risk of 7.5 percent or more are helped, study finds

3/5/2006
Antidepressants Boost Heart Patients' Death Risk

New research contradicts previous findings, experts say

3/3/2006
Hard Marriages Can Harden Arteries

Study finds hostility, controlling behaviors can affect heart health

3/2/2006
Noni Juice Might Lower Smokers' Cholesterol

Company-funded research shows benefit, but skeptics call for larger, independent trial

2/24/2006
Two Rare Clotting Genes Hike Heart Disease Risk

Study analysis finds moderate increase for cardiac problems

2/14/2006
More Than 40% of Heart Attacks Go Undiagnosed

The problem affects women more often than men, researchers report

2/7/2006
Low-Fat Diets Don't Protect Postmenopausal Women

Trio of studies found no effect on risk of breast and colon cancer, or heart disease

2/2/2006
Stem Cells Offer Hope Against Heart Failure

No breakthroughs yet, but getting the 'recipe' right will be key, experts say

1/23/2006
Erectile Dysfunction Can Signal Heart Trouble

Men with condition performed more poorly on cardiac stress test, researchers found

1/11/2006
Lifestyle Changes Can Quickly Reverse Heart Risks

In 3 weeks, improvements in diet and exercise can have big impact, study finds

1/10/2006
Obesity Alone Boosts Heart Disease Risk

Research also finds other risk factors are undertreated

1/9/2006
Heart Patients Not Taking Meds As Directed

Nearly half failed to follow doctor's orders, study found

1/3/2006
Walking Slows Progression of Peripheral Artery Disease

Doing it three times a week fights decreased blood flow in legs, study finds

12/29/2005
Drug-Eluting Stents May Cause Allergic Reactions

But they remain a lifesaving device for heart patients, study finds

12/27/2005
If Your Siblings Have Heart Disease, You May, Too

Study finding should encourage people to control risk factors, experts say

12/27/2005
Marker for Heart Failure Works in Kidney Patients

Study found renal disease did not alter accuracy of blood test

12/20/2005
Impotence Points to Heart Problems

Major study shows erectile dysfunction ups risk of cardiovascular trouble

12/20/2005
One-Third of U.S. Teens Out of Shape

Finding may have long-term implications for cardiovascular health

12/13/2005
Heart Failure Drug for Blacks a Good Deal

Study found Bidil cost 34% less than standard therapy over course of a year

11/29/2005
Got Gum Trouble? Your Heart Might Be Next

Infected gums can contribute to clogged arteries, experts say

11/28/2005
Heart Failure Patients in Two Countries Compared

U.S. patients did better than Canadian ones in short run, but difference disappeared after a year

11/28/2005
C-Reactive Protein Signals Cardiovascular Risk, Sometimes

Two studies arrive at different conclusions on value of test for inflammatory protein

11/16/2005
Diabetes Drug Pulls Double Duty

Actos cut risk of second heart attack in patients with type 2 diabetes, study finds

11/16/2005
Decaf Coffee Might Slightly Boost Heart-Disease Risk

Study found it raised levels of blood fats, LDL cholesterol

11/15/2005
High-Dose Lipitor Equal to Lower-Dose Zocor

But study found Lipitor did reduce risk of some cardiovascular events

11/15/2005
Daily Aspirin a Smart Move After Menopause

Study suggests it reduced death risk in those with heart disease

11/14/2005
Eating Out Poses Health Risks for Kids

They're prone to high blood pressure and other risk factors for heart disease, study finds

11/14/2005
Cholesterol Drug Cuts Cardiovascular Risks for Diabetics

Large study found Tricor lowered number of coronary events, other vessel complications

11/13/2005
Metabolic Syndrome Hits Mississippi Blacks Hard

Jackson Heart Study found 37% of those studied had cluster of risk factors

11/12/2005
Heart Disease, Diabetes Are Preventable

Better habits could prevent 80% of heart disease, 90% of type 2 diabetes, expert says

10/31/2005
Guidelines for Heart Treatment Benefit Patients

Better results, fewer complications when recommendations are followed, study finds

10/28/2005
Underprivileged at Greater Risk of Heart Disease

The tools to spot their risk are lacking, British study finds

10/24/2005
Drug-Eluting Stents Better for Aging, Grafted Veins

Study found they outperformed bare metal stents

10/24/2005
Viagra May Treat Heart Failure

Impotence drug reduced hormonal stress on heart by 50 percent, researcher says

10/14/2005
Booze Thins the Blood

Alcohol's effect can be both good and bad, study finds

10/12/2005
Many Women Still Don't Take Heart Disease Seriously

Campaign seeks to highlight risks, encourage proactive approach to heart health

10/11/2005
Cholesterol Levels Can't Be Too Low

Study finds very low levels of LDL cholesterol are both safe and better

10/11/2005
Obesity During Midlife Ups Dementia Risk

Study found those with BMI higher than 30 also more likely to have heart attack, diabetes

10/11/2005
Cholesterol Levels Are Falling, But Red Flags Are Rising

Drugs called statins, and not diet and exercise, may be driving the trend, experts say

10/10/2005
Researchers Question Value of CRP Test

High levels of protein tend to occur only with other cardiovascular risk factors, study says