Coronary and Artery News

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12/18/2013
Dementia Risk Might Rise for Older Women With Heart Disease

Study found 29 percent higher odds of mental decline compared to women with healthy hearts

12/3/2013
Mild Heart Disease May Pose Equal Risks for Men and Women

Study calculated chances of heart attack and cardiac death

11/19/2013
Heart Valve Replacement May Be Getting Safer for Seniors

Study of aortic valve procedure finds death rates, hospital readmissions have dropped

11/18/2013
Statins Not Linked to Memory Loss, Dementia, Review Suggests

Despite FDA warning, researchers found no evidence these drugs cause declines in thinking ability

11/18/2013
Program Helps Heart Patients Stick With Meds After Leaving Hospital

Study found more took their pills as directed if they got personal attention from a pharmacist, reminders

11/7/2013
Metformin Won't Help Heart Patients Without Diabetes: Study

But it might have a future as a weight-loss drug, results suggest

10/28/2013
Radiation for Breast Cancer May Raise Heart Risks: Study

But experts say risk of cancer recurrence outweighs small chance of heart disease years later

10/24/2013
Stenting of Neck Arteries Tied to Higher Stroke Risk in Seniors

Evidence review comparing stent placement to procedure called endarterectomy found mixed results

10/16/2013
Link Seen Between Hardening of Arteries, Alzheimer's Plaques

Study of patients in their 80s looked at plaque deposits in their brains

10/15/2013
Bypass May Beat Angioplasty for Diabetics With Heart Disease

Study found higher quality of life after bypass than with less-invasive angioplasty

10/14/2013
High Smog Levels Tied to Serious Heart Problems

European study author calls for lower air-pollution threshold

9/12/2013
Even Younger Women With Diabetes May Face Higher Odds for Heart Disease

Finding was independent of women's other risk factors in early study

9/3/2013
Clearing More Arteries Works in Angioplasty Trial

U.K. heart study halted early after multiple artery clearings showed strong results

8/27/2013
High Cholesterol May Be Particularly Bad for Middle-Aged Men

They're far more prone to heart attacks than women, study found

8/7/2013
Former President Bush Home After Heart Surgery

Stent procedure was successful after artery blockage found during his annual physical

8/6/2013
Former President George W. Bush Gets Heart Stent

Procedure successful after artery blockage found during his annual physical

7/24/2013
Drug for Pulmonary Hypertension Shows 'Modest' Benefit in Studies

Patients on experimental drug Riociguat were able to walk up to 150 feet farther than others

7/23/2013
Kidney Stones Tied to Raised Heart Disease Risk in Women

Same link not seen in men, researchers report, although they're not sure why

7/10/2013
Abdominal Fat Linked to Raised Heart, Cancer Risks

Chances of disease were higher than when fat was in other parts of the body, researchers report

7/9/2013
Heart Dangers of Low Vitamin D Levels May Vary

Study found whites, Asians more affected than blacks, Hispanics

7/2/2013
Quitting Smoking Can Lead to Weight Gain for Women, Study Confirms

But heart and lung benefits outweigh the risk, expert says

7/1/2013
Heart Surgery Riskier for Blacks With Peripheral Artery Disease, Study Finds

Closer monitoring needed following bypass operation, researchers say

6/28/2013
PTSD May Raise Heart Risks for Vietnam Vets

Study found those who suffered disorder were more likely to run into heart trouble, even after accounting for lifestyle factors

6/20/2013
James Gandolfini's Death From Heart Trouble at 51 a Sign of the Times

Doctors say more middle-aged Americans suffer cardiac problems, and they're often due to unhealthy lifestyles

6/18/2013
Scans Uncover Dangerous Hardening of Abdominal Aorta

MRI study found higher risk of future stroke, heart attack

6/10/2013
More Doctors Starting to Favor 'Wrist Route' to Heart: Study

Using groin pathway for artery-opening procedures is more dangerous, researchers say

6/10/2013
Study: Low Blood Pressure May Weaken Brains of Some Heart Patients

Pressure that's too low -- or too high -- might damage brain cells, new research suggests

6/7/2013
FDA Panel Votes to Change Tight Restrictions on Diabetes Drug Avandia

Controversial decision comes after a second look at major data review focused on heart risks

6/5/2013
Irregular Heartbeat May Speed Memory Loss in Seniors

Study found that people with atrial fibrillation showed mental declines at earlier age than those without heart condition

5/13/2013
Healthy Lifestyle May Offset Job Stress, Study Finds

Risk for heart disease rises when workers drink, smoke or overeat

5/10/2013
Estrogen Levels Tied to Risk for Sudden Cardiac Death in Study

Tests reveal higher concentration of the sex hormone in women and men

5/8/2013
Fish Oil Supplements Don't Protect Against Heart Trouble: Study

They don't reduce the risk of heart attack, heart failure or death, researchers report

5/1/2013
Antidepressants May Hasten Bypass Recovery, Study Finds

Mental health, pain improve sooner, researchers say

4/23/2013
Even in Young Adults, Binge Drinking May Harm Circulation

Study of college students found changes that could lead to future heart troubles

4/11/2013
Unemployment's Toll Can Be Heartbreaking

Resulting stress, anxiety, bad habits may lead to cardiovascular trouble

4/4/2013
Balding Men Could Face Higher Heart Risks, Study Finds

But not those with a receding hairline, say Japanese investigators who analyzed previous research

3/19/2013
Anxiety, Depression May Triple Risk of Death for Heart Patients: Study

Researcher recommends stress-reducing measures

3/18/2013
What's Good for the Heart May Also Prevent Cancer

Healthy lifestyles do double duty against 2 major disease groups, study finds

3/11/2013
Angioplasty Safe in Hospitals Without On-Site Heart Surgery Services

Outcomes for non-emergency coronary procedure were similar among hospitals in Massachusetts study

3/8/2013
Health Tip: Do I Need a Cardiac Stress Test?

Reasons why it may be performed

3/7/2013
Secondhand Smoke Linked to Early Heart Disease, Study Finds

The greater the exposure, the higher the odds of calcium build up in coronary arteries, researchers say

3/7/2013
Tooth Loss Associated With Higher Risk for Heart Disease

Reason for link between teeth, gums and heart health is still unclear, researcher says

3/1/2013
Volunteering May Boost Teen Heart Health

Study found those who did charity work had lower body fat, cholesterol levels than those who didn't

2/19/2013
Racial Gap Persists in Women's Heart Health Knowledge: Survey

While awareness has increased for everyone, minorities still lag behind, researchers say

2/13/2013
Calcium Supplements May Raise Odds of Heart Death in Women

Study also found combined risk from dietary calcium, pills

2/5/2013
Drug May Make Walking Easier for People With Artery Disease

The improvements were relatively small but significant, researchers say

1/31/2013
Belly Fat May Raise Odds of Early Death for Thin Heart Patients

Larger waist size dangerous even when weight is normal, study says

1/29/2013
Erectile Dysfunction May Signal Hidden Heart Disease

Large study found even mild impotence was tied to greater odds of future hospitalization, death

1/2/2013
Recent Ex-Smokers May Fare Worse After Heart Bypass: Study

Research shows higher rate of failure for grafted vessels in these patients

12/26/2012
Today's U.S. Soldiers Fitter Than Decades Ago: Report

However, study found those serving in Afghanistan, Iraq still had beginnings of heart disease