News tagged with plaque buildup
Fifteen new genetic regions associated with coronary artery disease have been identified by a large, international consortium of scientists—including researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine—taking a ...
Genetics Dec 02, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Heart disease is a leading cause of death throughout the world. Doctors say that it is important to detect heart disease early before it becomes too serious. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri ...
Cardiology Dec 12, 2012 | 2 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have identified a genetic factor that prevents blockages from forming in blood vessels, a discovery that could lead to new therapies for cardiovascular diseases.
Medical research Nov 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Two daily doses of a probiotic lowered key cholesterol-bearing molecules in the blood as well as "bad" and total cholesterol, in a study presented at the American Heart Association's Scientific Sessions 2012.
Cardiology Nov 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Most people probably know that heart disease remains the nation's No. 1 killer. But what many may be surprised to learn is that cholesterol has a major accomplice in causing dangerous arterial plaque buildup that can trigger ...
Immunology Aug 14, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (9) | 15 |
Spontaneous coronary artery dissection (SCAD), a tear of the layers of the artery wall that can block normal blood flow into and around the heart, is a relatively rare and poorly understood condition. It often strikes young, ...
Cardiology Jul 16, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Cleveland Clinic researchers have discovered that a naturally occurring molecule may play a role in preventing plaque buildup inside arteries, possibly leading to new plaque-fighting drugs and improved screening of patients ...
Cardiology Jul 11, 2012 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Coronary computed tomographic (CT) angiography, which can detect plaque buildup in heart vessels, is sometimes used as a screening tool to assess the risk for a heart attack. However, the usefulness of the test on low-risk ...
Cardiology May 23, 2011 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers have identified a possible treatment window of several years for plaques in the brain that are thought to cause memory loss in diseases such as Alzheimer's. The Mayo Clinic study is published in the Feb. 27 online ...
Neuroscience Feb 27, 2013 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0
Researchers at St. Michael's Hospital are one step closer to understanding why plaque bursts in coronary arteries and causes heart attacks.
Cardiology Sep 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A simple blood test could someday quantify a smoker's lung toxicity and danger of heart disease, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found.
Cardiology Oct 25, 2011 | not rated yet | 0
MRI scanning could become a powerful new tool for assessing how well cholesterol drugs are working, according to Loyola University Health System cardiologist Binh An P. Phan, MD.
Medical research Oct 14, 2011 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 2
Cases of heart disease in the United States have declined in the last several years, down to six percent of the population in 2010 compared to 6.7 percent in 2006, health authorities said Thursday.
Cardiology Oct 13, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 63 percent of the deaths that occurred in 2008 were attributed to non-communicable chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, certain cancers, Type 2 diabetes and obesity—for ...
Health Oct 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In human coronary arteries, atherosclerotic plaques tend to spread downstream because of the changes in blood flow patterns the plaque causes, researchers have found.
Cardiology Nov 15, 2011 | not rated yet | 0