Coronary and Artery News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

10/4/2005
Cardiovascular Trouble Hits Some Native Americans Hard

Montana study found the disparity between Indian, white death rates is growing

9/28/2005
Artery-Opening Drugs Don't Help Valve Problem

Spanish study finds vasodilators not effective for aortic regurgitation

9/28/2005
Cancer Drug Might Fight Lethal Lung Hypertension

Gleevec, so successful against leukemia, may also fight arterial disease

9/27/2005
Liver Test Can Predict Heart Trouble

But experts say findings aren't definitive

9/14/2005
Aggressive Treatment No Better for Acute Coronary Syndrome

Finding that conservative approach works as well contradicts previous trials

9/12/2005
Metabolic Syndrome Termed a Growing U.S. Health Threat

Panel urges greater awareness of condition that causes heart problems, diabetes

9/7/2005
New Heart Risk Factor: Low Levels of Artery Repair Cells

German study finds increased risk of heart attack, death

9/6/2005
Fat Content of Breast Milk Increases with Time

Researchers say they aren't sure what finding means

8/16/2005
A Clear Winner in the Coated-Stent Derby -- Sort Of

New studies back sirolimus, but some heart doctors prefer paclitaxel

8/16/2005
How Garlic Works Its Cardiovascular Magic

Study uncovers mechanism by which the herb does some damage to do some benefit

8/11/2005
Report: Dangers of HRT Known for Decades

But other experts contend doctors had too little info to understand risks.

8/8/2005
Higher Insulin Levels May Contribute to Alzheimer's

Study found elevated levels increased inflammation

8/4/2005
Slightly Elevated Blood Pressure Raises Risk for Heart Disease

'Prehypertensive' people three times more likely to have heart attack, study finds

8/1/2005
Keeping Ovaries After Hysterectomy Boosts Survival

Study says preservation protects against heart disease, osteoporosis

7/19/2005
Insulin Resistance Linked to Heart Failure

Condition may be another predictor of heart problems, study finds

7/5/2005
Aspirin, Vitamin E No Help Against Cancer

Women's study also found vitamin E did little to protect against heart disease

7/5/2005
Sudden Cardiac Death Spells Heart Trouble in Family

Dying at young age means relatives should be tested for heart defects, study says

6/20/2005
Overweight People More Likely to Survive Bypass Surgery

But they have procedure at younger ages, researchers note

6/18/2005
Blood Protein Signals Heart Disease Risk

Routine screening for inflammatory C-reactive protein is increasing

6/16/2005
Scientists Grow Heart Bypass Blood Vessels in Lab

Bioengineering could benefit patients unsuitable for coronary surgery

6/14/2005
Fish Oil Doesn't Benefit Defibrillator Patients

The supplement may even harm people with the heart devices, study finds

6/13/2005
Tight Glucose Control Cuts Heart Disease Risk in Half

Researchers urge type 1 diabetics to monitor levels closely

6/10/2005
Depression Often Untreated in Heart Patients

Cardiologists need to spot warning signs, arrange for help, study suggests

6/8/2005
Statin Treatment Doesn't Help Heart Valve Problem

Anti-cholesterol drug ineffective against aortic stenosis in small trial

5/14/2005
Metabolic Syndrome Plagues Some Who Survive Testicular Cancer

Researcher suggests chemotherapy may contribute to complication

5/12/2005
Wider Use of Statins May Make Economic Sense

But experts not sure British finding would apply in United States

5/9/2005
Cocaine Can Harm Heart's Blood Vessels

High incidence of aneurysms found in users, study finds

5/4/2005
Treatment of Abnormal Heartbeat Tricky

Trial assesses two rhythm-restoring drugs for atrial fibrillation

5/3/2005
Not All Low-Fat Diets Created Equal

Those that focus on fruit, vegetables produce greater drops in cholesterol, study finds

5/3/2005
Drug-Coated Stents Show Shortfalls

Real-life results below those in controlled trials, study finds

5/3/2005
Father's Longevity Linked to Your Blood Pressure

French researchers find hypertension higher in those whose fathers died young

5/2/2005
Full-Time Workers Fall Short on Exercise

Part-timers have better chance to find time for workouts, researchers report

5/2/2005
Diet Can Circumvent Heart Disease

Studies suggest vegetable tablets, whole grains and baked or broiled fish

5/1/2005
Men's Social Status Linked to Heart Disease

Researchers find isolation can affect inflammation marker

4/30/2005
Too Little Magnesium Tied to Artery Troubles

Deficiency could lead to atherosclerosis

4/30/2005
Feelings of Discrimination May Hurt the Heart

Even subtle differences in treatment altered health of black women

4/30/2005
Liver Enzyme May Be at Root of Heart Disease

Researcher hopes to test the theory next in monkeys

4/26/2005
Combo Artery Surgery Needs More Study

Researchers suggest more trials to determine safety of combined surgeries

4/26/2005
Screening for Iron Disorder Urged

Study found workplace testing didn't create anxiety

4/25/2005
Bypass Surgery Doesn't Harm Cognitive Ability

New study finds heart procedure free of lasting deficits

4/25/2005
High-Volume Hospitals Best for Aortic Valve Repair

There's a better chance of getting the best device for your age, study finds

4/19/2005
Obesity Not as Life Threatening as Thought

Many cardiovascular risk factors among obese are declining, researchers find

4/18/2005
Statins May Halve Advanced Prostate Cancer Risk

Study hints at potential promise of cholesterol-busting drugs

4/3/2005
Cranberries May Help Keep Arteries Clear

Research on pigs revealed vascular benefits from powdered juice

3/22/2005
Pomegranate Juice Cuts Cardiovascular Risks

Mouse study finds it reduces fatty buildup on artery walls

3/21/2005
Congestive Heart Failure Drug May Lead to Kidney Trouble

Clinical trial review found increased risks, but manufacturer says Natrecor has no such impact at recommended doses

3/17/2005
Anger Hurts Younger Hearts

Hostile feelings can speed coronary artery disease, study finds

3/15/2005
Racial Disparities Persist in Heart Care

Studies point up gaps in many areas of cardiac treatment