High Cholesterol Health News

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2/6/2008
Sucking Out Clot Debris Helps Heart Attack Patients

Dutch study found vacuuming clogged vessels before angioplasty improved outcomes

2/6/2008
Death Rates From Cardiovascular Causes Vary Widely Across Europe

Differences were found between and within countries, researcher notes

2/5/2008
First 90 Days After Stopping Plavix Most Dangerous

Study finds highest risk of adverse events for heart patients is in early period

2/4/2008
Drug-Coated Stents Better Than Bare-Metal Ones in Complex Cases

Survival advantage found in 'off-label' uses, report suggests

1/29/2008
Stents Slightly Better Than Bypass for Blocked Left Coronary Artery

But experts question results of small Polish study

1/23/2008
Peripheral Arterial Disease Costlier to Treat Than Heart Trouble

Prolonged recovery, potential for repeat treatments to blame, study finds

1/23/2008
Surgery Better Than Stents for Multiple Blockages

Fewer deaths, heart attacks found in 18-month study

1/14/2008
Cholesterol Drug Zetia Doesn't Cut Heart Attack Risk: Study

Results might also pertain to Vytorin, which contains Zetia, experts say

12/18/2007
New Type of Cholesterol-Lowering Drug Shows Promise

Experimental agent works differently than statin medications, researchers say

12/5/2007
Drug Helps Ease Fat Disorder in HIV Patients

Tesamorelin shrinks the visceral fat around organs that boosts heart risks

11/30/2007
Cholesterol-Stroke Relationship Puzzles Researchers

High blood-fat levels not always linked to higher stroke risk, studies show

11/29/2007
Knowing Heart Risk Keeps Patients on Cholesterol Drugs

In study, users were informed of their odds for cardiovascular disease

11/26/2007
Low Levels of 'Good' Cholesterol May Slow Stroke Recovery

A meat-linked compound may also hinder progress, study finds

11/21/2007
Researchers Spot Link Between Heart Disease, Income

As paychecks declined, blood markers of inflammation rose

11/19/2007
Heart Death Rates Worsening for Middle-Aged Adults

Gains in the 1980s, 1990s have slowed or even been reversed, experts warn

11/15/2007
Inflammation Can't Explain Depression's Link to Heart Disease

Other factors must be at play to raise women's risk, researchers say

11/15/2007
Older Hypertension Patients Less Likely to Get Lifestyle Advice

Doctors more often tell younger people to change diet, get more exercise, study found

11/7/2007
Many Patients Stop Taking Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

Cost, language barriers often to blame, study finds

11/6/2007
Statins After Bypass Lower Stroke Risk

The cholesterol-busting drugs could be lifesavers, study suggsts

11/6/2007
Atkins Diet Can Raise Heart Risks

Other research supports moderate drinking, fasting for cardio health

11/5/2007
Certain Cholesterol Drugs Show Their Limits

Studies reveal that some of these heart medications aren't perfect

11/4/2007
Chocolate Has Sweet Effect on Blood Flow

Arteries function better when the dark delight is consumed, study suggests

11/4/2007
Poorer Blood Pressure Control in Blacks With Heart Failure

Doctors need to do more to erase racial disparities, study suggests

11/4/2007
Drug-Coated Stents No Riskier in Long Run Than Bare Metal Ones

Largest study to date finds no difference in heart attack or mortality rates

10/22/2007
Study Shows How Exercise Helps Women's Hearts

Much of the benefit comes from changes in blood pressure, inflammation

10/12/2007
Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps Stave Off Heart Disease

Study shows link between the breathing disorder, arterial trouble

10/12/2007
Anti-Cholesterol Drugs Help Prevent Lung Decline

Statins might fight deadly pulmonary disease, experts say

10/11/2007
Long-Life Gene Might Help Lower Cholesterol

Drugs boosting SIRT1's activity could be valuable, scientists say

9/27/2007
Fried Food Compounds May Harm Heart

'AGEs' are produced in fatty foods at high heat, experts say

9/25/2007
1 in 12 Outpatient Visits Is for Prevention: Study

They include cholesterol checks, gynecologic care and cancer screening

9/19/2007
Few Americans Know of Leg Artery Danger

Peripheral arterial disease is common and sometimes deadly, researchers say

9/14/2007
Doctors Debate Drugs vs. Surgery for Angina

Data re-analysis supports angioplasty, but not everyone agrees

9/12/2007
Being Overweight is Hard on the Heart

It raises risks even if blood pressure, cholesterol factored out, study finds

9/11/2007
Lowering Blood Protein Won't Help Kidney Patients

Homocysteine may be a marker, not a cause, of renal trouble, study suggests

9/11/2007
Bypass 'Off-Pump' Boosts Women's Outcomes

And another study suggests vitamin E protects their hearts

9/9/2007
Saturated Fat: Even a Little Splurge May Be Too Much

Fatty meal has immediate, negative effect on heart health, research shows

9/7/2007
Family History Has Strong Effect on Cardiac Risk

Screening, treatment of close relatives proposed

8/27/2007
Continued Statin Use Boosts Post-Stroke Outcomes

Interrupting the drugs for even a few days can negatively impact recovery, study finds

8/22/2007
When 'Good' Cholesterol Goes Bad

HDL analysis uncovers a dark side, but also a new way it fights heart disease

8/16/2007
Diet Still Important to Patients on Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs

They don't see medications as a license to eat fatty foods, study finds

8/16/2007
Metabolic Pathway Could Boost 'Good' Cholesterol

But the finding in mice must first be replicated in humans, researchers say

8/14/2007
Guiding Kids to Better Diets Boosts Health

Learning about saturated fat improved children's cholesterol, study found

8/14/2007
Total Cholesterol, HDL Good Predictors of Heart Disease Risk

There's no added benefit to measuring other lipids, researchers say

8/13/2007
Smoking Ups Risk for Age-Linked Vision Loss

It may be prime cause of macular degeneration, study finds

8/13/2007
Pot Bellies Point to Heart Risk

This kind of fat was strong indicator of trouble ahead, study found

8/12/2007
U.S. Hispanics Focus of Free Cholesterol Checks

Up to half have not been screened in the last 5 years, group says

8/10/2007
Obesity-Linked Woes Boost Kids' Lifetime Heart Risk

'Metabolic syndrome' includes higher blood pressure, cholesterol

8/8/2007
Statins Might Ease Kids' Cholesterol Condition

Familial hypercholesterolemia can greatly raise heart risks, experts say

7/26/2007
Diesel Fumes Help Clog Arteries

Researchers track the way particles trigger inflammation

7/23/2007
Very Low Cholesterol May Bump Up Cancer Risk

But the effect is small, and people shouldn't abandon lifesaving statins, experts agree