Coronary and Artery News

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3/20/2015
Blood Fats Hold Vitamin E Captive, Study Shows

Less than one-third of antioxidant makes it to where it's needed

3/17/2015
Kids' Bad Diets May Mean Worse Health as Adults

Cholesterol levels, weight results troubling for many children, study finds

3/16/2015
Smokers Fare Worse After Heart Procedures, Study Finds

They had much higher risk of heart attack, stroke or death than nonsmokers or those who quit

3/16/2015
Some Older Heart Patients Might Benefit From Aggressive Treatments

Those who suffered milder type of heart attack or unstable chest pain did worse if only given medication

3/16/2015
CT Scans Might Spot Heart Risks More Clearly in Patients With Chest Pain

Study found they changed treatments, lowered chances of later heart attack more than standard care

3/13/2015
Salt May Be Bad for More Than Your Blood Pressure

Study found damage to organs and tissues, even with no sign of hypertension

3/5/2015
Veggie-Rich Diets May Mean Lower Heart Risks

Study found people who ate more plant foods than animal products less likely to die from heart disease

3/5/2015
Stress May Undermine Heart Benefits of Exercise

Study found teens who lacked coping skills faced raised heart risks that physical fitness did not counter

3/4/2015
Another Study Finds Mediterranean Diet May Cut Heart Risks

People who followed it closely were 47 percent less likely to develop disease

2/27/2015
Global Blood Pressure Program Could Save Millions of Lives, Experts Say

Improving access to care, treatment is key, especially in lower-income countries

2/24/2015
Women's Heart Disease Needs More Attention, Doctors Say

Additional research on gender differences urged

2/23/2015
Study Ties Saunas to Lower Risk of Death From Heart Disease

More frequent use, longer times per session decreased odds even more, but cause-and-effect link not proven

2/17/2015
Newer Blood Thinner Beats Heparin for Certain Heart Attacks

Swedish study finds fondaparinux is effective, and reduces bleeding risk

2/17/2015
'Calculators' Doctors Use May Overestimate Heart Risks, Study Says

Such assessments should only be starting points for predicting risk, researcher explains

2/10/2015
U.S. Advisers Rethink Cholesterol Risk From Foods: Report

Trans fats are a bigger threat to heart health, doctors and dietitians say

2/10/2015
Low Vitamin D Levels in Childhood May Raise Heart Risks: Study

Chances of artery hardening were higher in those who did not get enough of the vitamin when young

2/10/2015
Preterm Delivery Linked to Heart Disease, Stroke Risk in Mothers

But study didn't prove cause-and-effect relationship

2/4/2015
Implanted Device May Improve Hard-to-Treat Chest Pain

Small trial shows Reducer brings relief to those with refractory angina

1/30/2015
Some With Kidney Stones Might Have Calcium Buildup in Blood Vessels: Study

These patients might need closer monitoring for further signs of pending heart trouble, researcher says

1/27/2015
Watch Upper Number on Blood Pressure for Younger Adults: Study

Systolic pressure of 140 mm Hg or more raises risk for heart disease in later life, researchers say

1/27/2015
Blood Transfusions During Heart Surgery May Up Pneumonia Risk

But study found overall rate was under 4 percent

1/23/2015
Eczema Linked to Other Health Problems

Study finds higher risk of heart disease, stroke in people with the skin condition

1/22/2015
Realistic Targets May Boost Exercise Rates, Experts Say

For those who are inactive, any activity may be better than none

12/23/2014
When Heart Docs Are Away, Their High-Risk Patients May Fare Better

Intensive procedures ordered less often, survival rates higher during cardiology conferences, study found

12/23/2014
Number of Americans Taking Statins Keeps Rising: CDC

Even more should be taking them to cut risk of heart attack and stroke, cardiologist says

12/15/2014
Timing of First Period Tied to Women's Later Heart Risk: Study

Getting it earlier or later raised chances of trouble, experts think childhood obesity might be at play

12/11/2014
Poor Sperm Quality May Signal Health Issues, Study Finds

Medical conditions or treatments may affect fertility, researchers say

12/5/2014
Obesity-Related Ills May Shave Up to 8 Years Off Your Life: Study

Excess weight also shortens the time you live free of chronic diseases that lower quality of life, researchers say

11/20/2014
Kids Born to Overweight Moms May Face Higher Heart Risks as Adults

But researchers add that eating behaviors mothers pass on might play greater role than genetics

11/20/2014
A Bad Marriage Burdens an Aging Heart

Older women in unhappy relationships seem especially vulnerable, researchers say

11/19/2014
Home Exercise Boosts Heart Patients' Frame of Mind

But in-hospital workouts didn't produce same results, study found

11/19/2014
Coordination of Heart Attack Care Trims Time to Treatment: Study

Survival rates were boosted even when just minutes were saved getting blocked arteries opened

11/18/2014
Early Heart Disease May Lead to Impotence, Study Says

Researchers find higher levels of artery plaque can affect a man's sexual health

11/17/2014
Cholesterol Drug Vytorin Linked to Reduced Heart Attack Risk

Study found this combination drug dropped 'bad' LDL levels

11/17/2014
Feeling 'Worn Out'? Your Heart May Pay the Price

Unmanaged stress and fatigue take a toll on your cardiovascular health, researchers report

11/17/2014
Emotional Stress Affects Women's Hearts

Mental stress test shows blood flow reduction among younger women compared to men and seniors, researchers report

11/17/2014
Could Flu Raise Risk of Fatal Artery Tear?

Preliminary research suggests a connection between the two

11/17/2014
Secondhand Pot Smoke Can Give Your Heart an Unwelcome Buzz

Rat study suggests short exposure to marijuana reduces blood vessel function, similar to secondhand tobacco smoke

11/17/2014
Deaths From Heart Disease Down, Up for Blood Pressure, Irregular Heartbeat

Obesity and aging population may be contributing factors, researcher says

11/12/2014
Researchers Find Gene Mutation That May Protect Against Heart Disease

Rare genetic variation appears to cut the risk of heart attack in half, study reports

11/10/2014
Deaths From Heart Disease Drop Quickly After Stent Procedure: Study

But experts say treatment should also focus on possible noncardiac causes of death

11/4/2014
Early Signs of Plaque in Arteries Signal Future Heart Trouble: Study

Finding suggests even if blood vessels aren't blocked, heart attack risk still increases significantly

11/4/2014
Are Your Heart Symptoms All in Your Head?

For 1 in 5 patients with chest pain, there's no evident physical cause, study says

10/29/2014
Women Often Ignore Signs of Heart Trouble

Study finds they're more likely than men to delay seeking medical help

10/13/2014
Sudden Cardiac Death a Risk for Women Living Near Major Roads: Study

May be as big a factor as smoking, obesity and poor eating habits, research suggests

10/13/2014
Stress Affects Women, Men With Heart Disease Differently, Study Shows

Finding suggests doctors need to treat patients based on gender risks, researcher says

10/8/2014
Obese Kids May Show Early Signs of Heart Trouble

Study found they have higher blood pressure, higher levels of 'bad' cholesterol than normal-weight kids

9/29/2014
Too Many Heart Scans May Pose Radiation Risks, Cardiologists Say

American Heart Association urges doctors to make sure patient understands dangers, test is appropriate

9/12/2014
Diabetics Face Much Greater Risk of Heart Damage, Study Says

Ultra-sensitive test detects trouble even with normal cholesterol, researchers find

9/9/2014
Statins May Help Kids With Genetic Cholesterol Disorder

Researchers found the earlier they were given, the less arteries hardened in adulthood