High Cholesterol Health News

Date Posted
Article Title
3/6/2009
Belly Fat Puts the Pressure on Lungs

Obesity may affect diaphragm, chest wall to decrease volume, study says

3/5/2009
Bad Marriages Harder on Women's Health

More likely than mates to show signs of metabolic syndrome in strained unions, study finds

2/27/2009
Risk Score May Predict Abnormal Heart Rhythm

Could be first step in finding way to prevent atrial fibrillation, experts say

2/25/2009
Weak Evidence Backs Most Heart Guidelines, Report Finds

Experts agree that field needs more rigorous trials to aid doctors

2/23/2009
Anti-Cholesterol Drug May Ease Back Pain

Lab results suggest that Lovastatin could help with degenerative disc disease

2/16/2009
Not Many U.S. Kids Need Statins

Fewer than 1% with high cholesterol, study shows

2/16/2009
Salt Boosts Blood Pressure in High-Risk Patients

Metabolic syndrome may enhance sodium's effect on the body, study suggests

2/13/2009
Stars Strut Catwalk for Women's Heart Health

Annual Red Dress show aims to put top killer out of style

2/11/2009
New Drug Shows Promise Against Heartbeat Abnormality

Dronedarone reduced strokes, heart attacks in those with atrial fibrillation

2/10/2009
Gender Disparities Persist in Treatment of Stroke

Raft of studies points up many of the differences in care, incidence of brain attacks

2/9/2009
Taking Statins Faithfully Lengthens Life

But experts note finding colored by fact that these folks take better care of themselves generally

2/9/2009
Genetic Test for Heart Disease Risk in the Works

International studies lay groundwork for designing way to spot susceptible patients

2/7/2009
Healthy Heart Tips for a Bad Economy

Don't let your body pay the price in uncertain times, experts say

2/5/2009
Shorter Menopause May Speed Risk of Heart Disease

Transition within 3 years allows more plaque buildup in arteries, study finds

1/30/2009
Synthetic HDL Could Fight Heart Disease

Sponge-like molecule sops up bad lipoproteins, researchers say

1/27/2009
Monitoring Protein Didn't Improve Heart Failure Outcomes

Study finds just watching symptoms leads to similar survival rates in older patients

1/20/2009
U.S. Heart Attacks Becoming Less Severe

Better control of blood pressure, other factors may be boosting survival, experts say

1/19/2009
Genetic Data May Not Boost Heart Disease Predictions

Traditional risk factors are just as reliable, researchers say

1/16/2009
Cholesterol Levels May Not Measure Cardiac Risk

Normal readings showed up in many who had heart attacks, study shows

1/13/2009
Millions More Americans Might Be Placed on Statins

Recent data could lead to wider prescribing of cholesterol-lowering drugs, experts say

1/13/2009
Diet, Exercise Cut Kids' Risk for Metabolic Syndrome

Preventing obesity boosts blood vessel function even without weight loss, study says

1/5/2009
When the Heart Stops Beating

Survivors tell their stories of sudden cardiac arrest

12/26/2008
Statins Help Prevent Delirium After Heart Surgery

Cholesterol-lowering meds seem to shield against troublesome complication, study finds

12/23/2008
Proper Sleep May Help Clear Arteries

Getting an extra hour's slumber was equal to a nearly 17-point drop in blood pressure, study found

12/22/2008
Even a Little Overweight, Inactivity Hurts the Heart

Large study finds increased risk of heart failure

12/18/2008
Coated Stents Better Than Bare Metal Ones in Short Run

But slightly higher mortality rates showed up after 3 years, study finds

12/17/2008
Strict Blood Sugar Lowering Won't Ease Diabetes Heart Risk

Blood pressure, cholesterol control may be type 2 diabetics' best bet, researchers say

12/16/2008
TriLipix Approved to Help Lower Cholesterol

To be used alone, or in combination with a statin

12/15/2008
Stress Triggers Heart-Damaging Behavior

Study found the dynamic raised cardiovascular risks by 50%

12/11/2008
Crowded Households Raise Women's Heart Risk

Stress of work and taking care of family to blame, Japanese study finds

12/8/2008
11 New Cholesterol Genes Identified

Could be targets for drug treatment, researchers note

12/2/2008
Generic Heart Drugs as Good as Brand-Name Counterparts

Review found most were as effective, despite editorials urging opposite

12/2/2008
Light Drinking Poses No Heart Risk for Women

But more than two glasses a day linked to atrial fibrillation, study finds

11/11/2008
Obese Kids Have Old Arteries

Tests showed their carotid artery walls as thick as that of a middle-aged person

11/10/2008
Coated Stents Best for Heart Patients With Diabetes

Were safer, more effective than bare metal ones, study shows

11/10/2008
Statin Might Help More People Fight Heart Disease Than Thought

Crestor worked well in those with normal LDL but slightly elevated CRP levels, study finds

11/6/2008
Green Areas Lower Health Inequities Between Rich, Poor

Having more parks, forests, playing fields affects health behaviors, study says

11/6/2008
Too Few Americans Aware of 'Pre-Diabetes'

It's when blood sugar levels are rising, but disease can still be prevented, CDC says

11/5/2008
Whole Grains Lower Risk of Heart Failure

Eating these foods and reducing intake of high-fat dairy, eggs improve odds against disease

10/29/2008
Key Blood Test Protein May Not Cause Heart Disease

CRP may only reflect existing cardiovascular trouble, study finds

10/9/2008
Some Arteries Opened Safely Without Heparin

But Italian researchers warn only the lowest-risk patients can benefit

9/25/2008
Statins Can Hinder Muscle Repair

Small number of patients taking them will experience damage, experts say

9/24/2008
Drug Coated Stents Better After Heart Attack

Death rate lower than for bare-metal devices, study shows

9/22/2008
Cholesterol Drugs May Raise Post-Op Delirium Risk

Patients on statin medications 30% more likely to experience trouble, study finds

9/16/2008
FDA Bars Generic Drugs From Indian Company

Poor manufacturing conditions at 2 plants to blame, agency says

9/2/2008
No Definitive Link Seen Between Vytorin and Cancer

Review results are reassuring, one cardiologist says

8/22/2008
FDA Investigates Possible Vytorin-Cancer Link

But the agency says patients can still take the cholesterol-lowering drug

8/20/2008
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Won't Cause Cancer

New analysis shows no effect from statin meds, which include Lipitor, Crestor

8/19/2008
Vitamin B, Folate Supplements Won't Help Heart

In fact, new study hints they might be hazardous

8/19/2008
Reaching the Heart Through the Wrist

Though procedure is used less often, it reduces bleeding problems, study finds