News tagged with clogged artery
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?
Medical research Apr 29, 2013 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0
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.
Cardiology Apr 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
The decision to perform an invasive procedure to open clogged arteries in the heart instead of first trying medication and lifestyle changes may not reduce a patient's risk of death or of a major cardiac ...
Cardiology Apr 09, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
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 ...
Cardiology Mar 11, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Clogged arteries and sedentary lifestyles have replaced germs as the world's leading killers. Where hunger once held much of the world in its grip, the 1.6 billion overweight and obese now outnumber the malnourished by nearly ...
Health Jan 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
New streamlined guidelines will help healthcare providers better treat patients with the most severe type of heart attacks, according to an American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology statement.
Cardiology Dec 17, 2012 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0
People with diabetes often develop clogged arteries that cause heart disease, and new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that low vitamin D levels are to blame.
Diabetes Nov 13, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
An intravenous infusion of good cholesterol could reduce the risk of a subsequent heart attack, researchers reported at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2012.
Cardiology Nov 05, 2012 | 3.3 / 5 (3) | 0
Bypass surgery may be more expensive than drug-coated stents, but in the long run it's more cost effective for patients with diabetes because of superior long-term clinical outcomes, according to late-breaking clinical ...
Cardiology Nov 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—A full year of aggressive anti-clotting therapy—which can lead to heavy bleeding—may not be needed after surgery to implant a drug-coated cardiac stent, two new studies suggest.
Cardiology Sep 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay News) -- The potential for a stroke is far more common after a bypass than after angioplasty, new research reports, even though the risk after either heart procedure is still relatively low.
Cardiology Aug 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Heart transplant patients are notorious for developing an aggressive form of coronary artery disease that can often result in heart failure, death or the need for repeat transplantation. The condition can also have a negative ...
Cardiology Jun 18, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- Showing patients with clogged arteries evidence of their condition makes them more likely to stick with treatments such as weight loss and cholesterol-lowering statins, two related studies found.
Cardiology Mar 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers report that performing angioplasty (a treatment that involves temporarily inserting and blowing up a tiny balloon inside a clogged artery to help widen it) on veins in the neck and chest is safeand may be ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 25, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(AP) -- A heart device might save your life but leave you miserable. That awful possibility is the reason for new advice urging doctors to talk more honestly with people who have very weak hearts and are considering ...
Cardiology Mar 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0