Coronary and Artery News

Date Posted
Article Title
2/1/2005
Smoggy Air May Harden Arteries

L.A. residents show arterial thickening over time

1/27/2005
A Molecular Explanation of Why Burgers Are Bad For You

Researchers identify cholesterol-forming mechanism

1/25/2005
Gene Mutation Linked to Heart Failure and Arrhythmia

Discovery may lead to earlier diagnosis and improved treatments in some cases

1/24/2005
Doctors Should Push Cardiac Rehab Programs

They can prevent recurrent heart attacks, experts say

1/24/2005
Seeds of Dementia Sown in Midlife

Identifying, treating cardiovascular risk factors early might make difference, study says

1/21/2005
Elevated Phosphate Levels a Danger for Kidney Patients

After three years, those with highest levels had highest mortality rates

1/21/2005
Heart Attack: Less Treatment May Be Better

Multi-country study finds long-term death rate higher for patients given 'invasive'procedures

1/20/2005
Poor Physical Performance Linked to Heart Risk

Rats bred to have low exercise capacity have more risk factors

1/19/2005
Plavix Not Best for Heart Patients With History of Ulcers

Can lead to stomach bleeding, although second study finds blood thinner generally safe

1/19/2005
New Guidelines Simplify Care for Acute Coronary Syndrome

Alphabetized rules based on results of recent clinical trials

1/18/2005
Bextra Data Suggests All Cox-2 Drugs Pose Heart Risks

Painkiller linked to cardiovascular dangers in latest research

1/18/2005
Experimental Stent Could Revolutionize Treatment of Artery Disease

It's absorbed by the body, but vessels stay open, researchers report

1/14/2005
FDA Panel Nixes Over-The-Counter Sale of Cholesterol Drug

Advisers cite need for medical supervision when taking statins

1/14/2005
Muscle Loss Can Point to Heart Failure

Study shows how angiotensin II leads to weight loss

1/11/2005
Drug-Coated Stents Best If Artery Closes Again

Angioplasty less successful in treating such blockages, study finds

1/3/2005
Aspirin Use Lags Among Diabetic Women

Study: They're not using therapy to prevent heart disease

12/29/2004
Drugs Recommended to Clear Heart Arteries

Bypass no better for most having elective vascular surgery

12/27/2004
Drug-Eluting Stents Work for Restenosis

Effective treatment for repeat in-stent narrowing

12/20/2004
Waistline Can Be a Tummy Fat Warning

Measuring it can tell you if you're at risk for heart disease, diabetes

12/17/2004
Nearly 30 Percent of U.S. Workers Are Obese

Study says extra pounds diminish health and productivity

12/16/2004
New Way to Block Angiogenesis Found

Could lead to novel therapies for cancer, transplants, heart and lung disease

12/15/2004
More Evidence of Inflammation's Role in Heart Disease

Even infection can have inflammatory effect on blood vessels, research finds

12/8/2004
Traffic Pollution May Increase Risk of Heart Trouble

Prolonged exposure boosted levels of inflammation, clotting activity

12/7/2004
Fingertip Test Catches Early Signs of Heart Disease

Check of smallest vessels a clue to condition of coronary arteries

12/3/2004
Depression Strikes Hard at Ill Seniors

Therapy helps quality of life in those with chronic ailments

12/2/2004
Some Stem Cells Don't Work

Those from bone marrow didn't regenerate

12/2/2004
New Approach to Lowering Cholesterol Tested

Drugs that attack atherosclerosis work well in mice

11/16/2004
Ozone Pollution Raises Death Risk

Study finds it's dangerous even at present EPA standards

11/11/2004
New Weapon Against Arrhythmias

Implantable cardioverter defibrillators benefit both men and women

11/9/2004
Combo Surgery Combats Cardiovascular Disease

Angioplasty, robotically assisted keyhole bypass surgery worked in pilot study

11/9/2004
Even Placebo Pills Can Help Heart-Failure Patients

Survival rates were higher if pill regimen was followed, study finds

11/8/2004
Weight Gain a Heart Risk for Diabetics

Adding pounds increases odds of trouble, researchers say

11/8/2004
Not All Heart Patients Treated Same

Surgery patients receive less aggressive discharge care than angioplasty patients

11/8/2004
Magnetic System Navigates Difficult Blood Vessels

Could be used in angioplasty operations, researchers say

11/7/2004
Stents Don't Lengthen Life

They don't increase long-term survival rates after angioplasty, study finds

11/7/2004
'Sleeve' Implant Helps Reverse Enlarged Hearts

New surgical device can help control heart failure, study shows

11/7/2004
Pollution May Hasten Hardening of Arteries

Long-term exposure tied to early development of condition

11/6/2004
Low-Carb Diets May Hurt Heart Health

Fiber, nutrients in fruits, vegetables, grains keep cardiovascular system strong

11/4/2004
Prayer Helps Cardiac Patients

Gives them confidence, hope and sense of control, study finds

11/4/2004
Some Chest Pains Require More Scrutiny in ER

Small percentage of patients go on to have heart attacks, problems a month later

11/1/2004
Optimism Protects Against Death

Those with sunny outlook less likely to die of heart disease and other causes

10/25/2004
New Guidelines for Kawaski Disease Issued

Refines criteria for diagnosing inflammation of blood vessels

10/20/2004
New Surgery for Atrial Fibrillation Shows Promise

Minimally invasive technique takes half the time of traditional surgery, works as well

10/18/2004
Phone-in Care Doesn't Help Heart Failure Patients

Monitoring by nurses didn't improve re-hospitalization rates, study found

10/14/2004
New Technology Clears Clogged Arteries

Might reduce number of bypass surgeries, study says

10/12/2004
Alcohol Could Hike Risk of Irregular Heartbeat

Moderate to heavy male drinkers faced 25% to 46% greater risk of atrial fibrillation

10/11/2004
Insulin Resistance May Be Early Sign of Cardiovascular Disease

Teens with it could face high blood pressure as adults

10/8/2004
Soy May Strengthen Bones of Premenopausal Women

It might also benefit their hearts, researchers say

9/26/2004
Impotence: A Red Flag for Heart Disease

The two share common physiologic pathways, experts say

9/21/2004
Even Elderly Benefit From Mediterranean Diet

That and a healthy lifestyle raise life expectancy, study says