Coronary and Artery News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

9/20/2004
Blood Protein Gives Early Warning for Heart Disease

More evidence that C-reactive protein is linked to artery damage

9/17/2004
Inflammatory Protein May Point to Vessel Blockage

Study says high levels seem to serve as early warning signal

9/15/2004
Hibiscus Flowers Help Your Heart

New research finds extract helps control cholesterol levels

9/13/2004
General Health of Cancer Survivors Often Overlooked

Their non-cancer health problems tend to be poorly managed, study finds

9/2/2004
Implanted Defibrillators Cut Down on Cardiac Arrest

Study finds benefits of implantation over 17-year period

9/1/2004
High Blood Pressure Treatment on the Rise

Dramatic increase in renal artery interventional procedures found

8/30/2004
Two Signs of Heart Trouble

High blood pressure and elevated LDL cholesterol add up to danger

8/30/2004
Surgery Not Risky for Older Heart Patients

Study finds similar survival rates for medication, surgery in those over 75

8/24/2004
Statin Drugs Help Clear Clogged Arteries

They cut plaque buildup in arteries of hospitalized patients

8/23/2004
Metabolic Syndrome Hikes Heart Risk

Traits like belly fat, high blood pressure are part of the syndrome

8/18/2004
Snake Venom Provides Clue to Heart Drugs

It helped scientists figure out why new medication harmed some patients

8/17/2004
Stress Test Can Miss Heart Disease

56% of those who passed then flunked scan for hardening of arteries

8/16/2004
Heart Pump Lengthens Lives

Helps congestive heart failure patients live longer

8/13/2004
Lost Sleep Leads to Health Problems

Advice on how to get a good night's slumber and avoid future heart trouble

8/11/2004
Sizing Up Coronary Trouble a Click Away

Online calculator assesses heart attack and stroke risk

8/11/2004
Kawasaki Disease Often Missed in Kids

Lack of diagnosis can lead to serious problems later

8/2/2004
'Smart' Gene Therapy Limits Heart Attack Damage

Therapeutic gene has sensor that detects oxygen deprivation in cardiac tissue

8/2/2004
Antioxidant Supplements Don't Prevent Heart Disease

Study finds nutrients in diet protect better

7/29/2004
Too Little Fish Oil Hurts Your Heart

Study finds low levels raise risk of cardiovascular disease

7/26/2004
Migraine Drug Users Don't Need Cardiac Stress Test

Concerns about possible heart problems are overstated, researchers say

7/23/2004
Is Angioplasty Right for All Heart Patients?

Experts differ over procedure's merits in many cases

7/23/2004
New Devices Seal Hole in Heart

Help with congenital defect that raises stroke risk

7/23/2004
Stenting Works on Smaller Arteries

Study says finding should put debate to rest

7/8/2004
Gene Therapy Offers Alternative to Heart Drugs

Could sidestep side effects of calcium channel blockers

7/2/2004
Stents As Good As Radiation for Blocked Arteries

Study finds benefits in devices that release drug

7/1/2004
Failing Kidneys Get Boost from Statins

In heart patients, Lipitor led to renal function rebound

7/1/2004
Secondhand Smoke Risk Underestimated

Study finds heart disease risk rises as much as 60%

6/29/2004
HRT Speeds Progression of Heart Disease in Diabetics

Study finds these postmenopausal women should avoid hormone therapy

6/23/2004
Study Questions Value of Folate in Heart Patients

The nutrient may damage arteries in those receiving stents

6/21/2004
Erectile Dysfunction Can Signal Heart Disease in Diabetics

But other experts say most diabetic men should be tested for heart problems

6/14/2004
Here's a New Way to Reduce Cholesterol

Blocking production of component of lipoproteins may fight heart disease

6/9/2004
'Safe' Lead Levels Not Safe for Arteries

Even accepted levels of lead, cadmium may increase risk of cardiovascular disease

6/8/2004
The Right Workout for Those With Congenital Heart Defects

Exercise guidelines for young people with genetic heart disease

6/5/2004
Diabetic Kids Headed for Cardiovascular Trouble

They're more likely to have stiff blood vessels, study finds

6/2/2004
Many Not Doing Enough to Prevent Heart Disease

Women also less likely than men to take aspirin as preventive measure, report finds

6/1/2004
Chocolate Can Keep Cardiovascular System in Shape

A bit of the right kind can help dilate arteries

5/30/2004
Americans Not Getting Lifesaving Screenings Often Enough

Confusion, procrastination play a part in delays, survey finds

5/28/2004
Hormone Replacement Therapy May Still Pan Out

Despite halting of national study, a new review finds the concept holds promise

5/25/2004
Small Healthy Side Effect of Smoking Discovered

Study finds heavy smokers who continue their habit after angioplasty do better

5/24/2004
Green Tea Helps Keep Arteries Clear

But animal study findings suggest it won't remove existing plaque

5/21/2004
Good News for Chocolate Lovers

Studies find it helps heart and arteries, but caffeine doesn't get same blessing