News tagged with clogged arteries

Heart-lung machines prove safe even in the elderly

One of the scariest parts of bypass surgery—having your heart stopped and going on a heart-lung machine while doctors fix your clogged arteries—is safe even in the elderly and doesn't cause mental decline as many people ...

Mar 11, 2013
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Early statin use may give long-term heart benefits

Taking a cholesterol-lowering drug for five years in middle age can lower heart and death risks for decades afterward, and the benefits seem to grow over time, a landmark study of men in Scotland finds. Doctors ...

Nov 19, 2014
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The biology of fats in the body

When you have your cholesterol checked, the doctor typically gives you levels of three fats found in the blood: LDL, HDL and triglycerides. But did you know your body contains thousands of other types of fats, or lipids?

Apr 29, 2013
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Drug-coated stents prevent leg amputation

Drug-eluting stents can keep clogged leg arteries open, preventing amputation of the leg, suggests research being presented at the Society of Interventional Radiology's 38th Annual Scientific Meeting in New Orleans.

Apr 14, 2013
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New coating may reduce blood clot risk inside stents

Coating artery-opening stents with a new compound may someday eliminate a common side effect of the treatment, according to preliminary research in the American Heart Association journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Va ...

Sep 05, 2013
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