Cardiology

Treatment for underdiagnosed cause of debilitating chest pain

Patients who arrive at the hospital with heart-attack-like symptoms have had little recourse for their chest pain if scans came back clear, with no signs of blocked coronary arteries. Some of these cases are caused by a little-known ...

Cardiology

Could coffee perk up your heart health?

(HealthDay)—Besides staying alert, coffee lovers who drink more than three cups of java a day may lower their risk for clogged arteries, a new Brazilian study suggests.

Cardiology

Considerable resource use, costs for cardiovascular care

(HealthDay)—The 10-year costs associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) are considerable, according to a study published in the March 13 issue of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.

Cardiology

USPSTF: Evidence lacking for nontraditional CVD risk factors

(HealthDay)—The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has concluded that current evidence is insufficient to assess the use of nontraditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk assessment. They also ...

Cardiology

CT shows enlarged aortas in former pro football players

Former National Football League (NFL) players are more likely to have enlarged aortas, a condition that may put them at higher risk of aneurysms, according to a study being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological ...

Cardiology

Simpler tool promising for atherosclerosis prediction

(HealthDay)—The ideal cardiovascular health score (ICHS) and the Fuster-BEWAT (blood pressure, exercise, weight, alimentation, and tobacco) score (FBS) are similar in their ability to predict subclinical atherosclerosis, ...

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