Coronary and Artery News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

5/21/2004
New Culprits Behind Inflammation Found

Platelets, which help blood clot, have a sinister side, study finds

5/20/2004
Doubts Surface About Over-the-Counter Statins

British decision to let drug be sold without a prescription called "unfortunate"

5/20/2004
Possible Causes of Sudden Cardiac Death Found

Arrythmia, artery problems strike people in prime of life

5/19/2004
Specialty Care for Elderly Heart Patients Pays Off

Study finds it improves quality of life while it cuts Medicare costs by 38%

5/14/2004
Hookah Smoking Not Safer Than Cigarettes

Water pipes carry just as many health risks, expert says

5/14/2004
Beer May be a Boon to the Heart

Scientists tap more evidence of alcohol's role in boosting cardiovascular health

5/3/2004
Delivering Heart Drugs From the Inside

New stent with biodegradable coating could advance cardiovascular treatment

4/28/2004
Predicting Trouble After Bypass Surgery

Abnormalities detected during procedure led to greater risk of later problems

4/27/2004
Bone Builder Linked to Heart Disease

Higher levels of bone density regulator implicated in cardiovascular trouble

4/27/2004
Bypass is Best for High-Risk Heart Patients

It tops angioplasty or stents when it comes to death rates for this group

4/26/2004
Studies Highlight New Cholesterol Findings

Gene linked to the substance; levels found to vary with the seasons