Cardiology

Assessing heart disease risk is within arm's reach

Atherosclerosis, commonly known as hardening of the arteries, has long been seen as a strong indicator of coronary artery disease, as compared to the traditional risk factors of race, age, gender and metabolic profile. Unlike ...

Cardiology

How to turn the bad guys good in hardened arteries

Hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis, is one of the most common cardiovascular diseases and is a common feature of ageing but it is not good news. When complex, calcified fatty plaques accumulate and develop up on ...

Cardiology

Impact of intensive lifestyle change on CV burden studied

(HealthDay)—Intensive lifestyle modifications, the cornerstones of atherosclerotic disease management, are associated with a decrease in coronary and carotid atherosclerotic burden, according to a review published in the ...

Cardiology

A novel pathway for prevention of heart attack and stroke

A recent Finnish study could pave the way for preventing brain and cardiac ischemia induced by atherosclerosis. Finnish researchers have found that the low-expression variant of fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4), which ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Brushing your teeth could prevent heart disease

Taking care of your gums by brushing, flossing, and regular dental visits could help hold heart disease at bay. Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health have shown for the first time that as gum ...

Diabetes

Vascular markers linked to cognitive decline in diabetes

(HealthDay)—Stroke and subclinical markers of macrovascular disease are associated with cognitive decline in older adults with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published online April 11 in Diabetes Care.

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