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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New advice on kids' cholesterol tests

More children should be screened for high cholesterol before puberty, beyond those with a family history of problems, according to wide-ranging new guidelines expected from government-appointed experts who are trying to prevent ...

Nov 10, 2011
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Hospitals are giving faster heart care, study says

In a spectacular turnabout, hospitals are treating almost all major heart attack patients within the recommended 90 minutes of arrival, a new study finds. Just five years ago, less than half of them got their ...

Aug 22, 2011
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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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