coronary artery disease

Cutting down on red meat lowers heart disease, diabetes


September 11th, 2012 - 5:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 11 (IANS) Minimising the consumption of red and processed meat would not only lower the incidence of heart disease, diabetes, and bowel cancer by three to 12 percent, ... Read more...

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Smoking after stroke raises death risk three-fold


August 29th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Rome, Aug 29 (IANS) Patients who resume smoking after a stroke tend to face a three-fold increase in death-risk, says an Italian study.Researchers led by Furio Colivicchi, professor at the ... Read more...

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Chemical in plastic bottles aggravates heart risk


August 16th, 2012 - 6:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 16 (IANS) The presence of high levels of urinary Bisphenol-A (BPA), a chemical used in plastic products like water bottles and baby feeding bottles, may be linked to ... Read more...

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Century-old heart test beats high-tech diagnostic tools


June 15th, 2012 - 4:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 15 (IANS) Doctors still swear by the reliability of the exercise stress test, a technology first developed in 1928, which is not only the most widely used diagnostic ... Read more...

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Cop dies during a threesome, widow wins $3 million in compensation


June 12th, 2012 - 7:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Atlanta, Georgia, June 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A Georgia court has awarded the wife of a William Martinez $3 million over her husband's heart attack. The jury concluded that the Atlanta cop’s doctor ... Read more...

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Regular soda intake spikes stroke risk


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 22 (IANS) Regularly quaffing sugar-sweetened, low-calorie sodas is likely to spike risk of a stroke, but intake of caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee seems to lower it, a study ... Read more...

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First Chinese herbal drug to enter EU market


April 19th, 2012 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 19 (IANS) A Chinese herbal medicine used for treating a heart disease has been licensed for sale in the Netherlands, making it the first Chinese therapeutic drug to ... Read more...

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Be nutty for good health


April 13th, 2012 - 1:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 13 (IANS) Chomping on nuts leads to higher levels of good cholesterol (Hdl, high-density lipoprotein) and lower levels of C-reactive protein, which can trigger chronic diseases including heart ... Read more...

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Cold air bad for heart patients


February 29th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 29 (IANS) Cold air is bad for heart patients, especially when they are undertaking physical activity, because they are unable to cope with the higher oxygen demanded by ... Read more...

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Heart disease may be linked to prostate cancer


February 9th, 2012 - 3:24 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) Coronary artery disease (CAD) and prostate cancer, two seemingly unrelated conditions, may actually share similar causes, according to the findings of a drug trial.CAD kills more ... Read more...

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Heart disease likely to pass from father to son


February 9th, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 9 (IANS) Coronary artery disease or CAD, which kills tens of thousands worldwide every year, is likely to pass from father to son, reveals a study.A new study ... Read more...

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Controlling BP crucial for diabetics


January 9th, 2012 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 9 (IANS) Middle-aged adults recently diagnosed with diabetes and hypertension have some time to effect lifestyle changes to control their high blood pressure (BP).If they make such changes ... Read more...

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Scientists isolate genes behind BP, stroke, cardiac risks


September 12th, 2011 - 3:28 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 12 (IANS) Dozens of genetic variants may explain why some people face a higher risk of hypertension, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, according to a new study. Scientists ... Read more...

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Why packing on pounds is riskier for Indians


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 2 (IANS) Packing on pounds is riskier for Indians and other South Asians than white people, says a study.While white Caucasian people store their extra body fat in ... Read more...

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Beer belly or muffin top double mortality risk in heart disease patients


May 3rd, 2011 - 11:02 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Coronary artery disease patients who have even a modest beer belly or muffin top are at higher risk for death than people whose fat collects elsewhere, according to ... Read more...

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Kids born with HIV growing up well: Study


April 24th, 2011 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 24 (IANS) Once facing an almost certain death, most children born with HIV are now faring well into adolescence and adulthood, says a study."About two-thirds of these kids, ... Read more...

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High risk factors for stroke linked to some cognitive decline


April 13th, 2011 - 7:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A new study has warned that older adults at risk for stroke have significantly increased risk for some types of cognitive decline.The study, which involved 73 older women ... Read more...

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New technique to identify potential atherosclerosis risk found


April 12th, 2011 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 12 (ANI): A new technique, which could eventually be used to identify patients with suspected coronary artery disease, has been discovered.The movement of the carotid artery can reveal the risk ... Read more...

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Fasting ensures good health, protects heart


April 4th, 2011 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 4 (IANS) Do you know that fasting, long associated with religious rituals, diets and political protests, also ensures good health and protects your heart?New evidence from the Intermountain ... Read more...

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Routine periodic fasting good for health, heart


April 4th, 2011 - 12:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 04 (ANI): Routine periodic fasting may help promote health and reduce the risk of heart disease, according to a new study.Cardiologists with the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute have ... Read more...

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13 genes behind heart disease uncovered


March 7th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 7 (IANS) Scientists have uncovered 13 genes linked to increased risks of coronary artery disease (CAD).CAD symptoms include chest pain, also called angina, shortness of breath during exercise, ... Read more...

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Scientists find 13 new genes linked to heart diseases


March 7th, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 7 (ANI): An international team of scientists has has identified 13 new gene sites associated with the risk of coronary artery disease and validated 10 sites found in previous studies."We ... Read more...

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Obesity is a killer in its own right


February 15th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Scientists have suggested that obesity is a killer in its own right, irrespective of other biological or social risk factors traditionally associated with coronary heart disease.Increasing weight ... Read more...

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Therapy to prevent heart failure more beneficial for women than men


February 8th, 2011 - 2:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 8 (ANI): Women receive a significantly greater benefit - a 70 percent reduction in heart failure and a 72 percent reduction in death - from cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator ... Read more...

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Ready-to-use bioengineered veins expand off-the-shelf vessels options


February 3rd, 2011 - 3:18 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3 (ANI): A new study might make it possible one day for surgeons to simply open the refrigerator when patient-ready bioengineered blood vessels might be needed.To avoid complications in patients ... Read more...

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Smoking is the main reason why men die sooner than women


January 18th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 18 (ANI): A new research has revealed that smoking accounts for up to 60 percent of the gender gap in death rates across Europe, and kills twice as many men ... Read more...

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Nagging partners ‘can give you heartache’


December 23rd, 2010 - 12:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Nagging from a partner significantly increases the risk of suffering angina, the precursor to coronary artery disease, according to a new study.Dealing with worries from children and other ... Read more...

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Alcohol ups risk of coronary artery disease in Chinese men


December 10th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 10 (ANI): A Chinese study has suggested that moderate-to-heavy alcohol consumption increases angiographically significant coronary artery disease.Among a large number of Chinese men presenting with chest pain or EKG changes, ... Read more...

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New blood test predicts heart trouble years ahead


December 8th, 2010 - 4:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 8 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that a more sensitive version of a blood test, typically used to confirm that someone is having a heart attack, could indicate whether a seemingly ... Read more...

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Stem cells from diseased hearts can treat cardiac failure


November 22nd, 2010 - 3:29 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 22 (IANS) Cardiac stem cells, even those derived from ageing or diseased hearts, could yield new muscle and tissues to treat heart failure. Scientists surgically removed tissue from the ... Read more...

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Stem cells from aged, damaged hearts could be used to treat heart failure


November 18th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 18 (ANI): A new research has suggested that cardiac stem cells - even in elderly and sick patients - could generate new heart muscle and vessel tissue and be used ... Read more...

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A simple urine test could predict heart disease


November 1st, 2010 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 1 (IANS) A simple urine test could predict if you are a candidate for heart disease -- years before the symptoms show up.Scientists at Glasgow University are using urine samples ... Read more...

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Noise at work more than doubles heart risk


October 6th, 2010 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 6 (IANS) Working in a noisy environment like a factory more than doubles the risk of serious heart problems, a new study says.The risk increases fourfold in the under-50s, the ... Read more...

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Scientists discover protein that reduces blood pressure


October 1st, 2010 - 2:40 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 1 (ANI): A new research has indicated that our bodies produce a protein that lowers blood pressure.Increasing the level of the P450 protein causes the creation of molecules called EETs, ... Read more...

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Gene network behind hardening arteries identified


September 19th, 2010 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Sep 19 (IANS) A gene network behind the hardening of coronary arteries and heart disease has been identified by a team of scientists from Australia, Europe and Britain. Researchers from Australia's ... Read more...

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