Last week, in the journal Nature Genetics, researchers at Harvard University and the Broad Institute published evidence that they can check out 6 million spots in a person’s genome to assess their risk for developing coronary artery disease...
Why are so many people agreeing to an expensive procedure — and putting themselves at risk — for a placebo effect?
The study estimated that more than 400,000 — or 18 percent — of all deaths in the US every year can be linked to lead exposure from all sources. Some 250,000 of those deaths are from cardiovascular disease, while 185,000 were related to coronary artery disease.
It’s tempting to think all it takes to regrow arteries lost to heart disease is encouraging the proliferation of new blood vessel cells, but that hasn’t worked out. Now, Stanford biologist Kristy Red-Horse, PhD, and colleagues think they’ve figured out part of the problem. As the researchers reported last week in Nature, the process of turning a group of blood vessel cells into an artery actually requires that they stop growing, and trying to speed up their expansion may actually backfire.
Lessons from Jane Brody’s brother: Having all the right cholesterol numbers and staying active is no guarantee your coronary arteries are in great shape.
Stents are commonly used for stable chest pain — but the devices may not be helping.
CAD not only poses a significant impact on morbidity and mortality in the US but also a significant financial impact regarding management of the disease.
For people with coronary heart disease, losing weight will not prolong life, a new study reports, but increasing physical activity will.
To their surprise, Norwegian researchers found that in some coronary heart disease patients — those of normal weight — weight loss actually increased the risk for death.
So whether Google's money ultimately cures coronary heart disease or not, it's almost sure to move the field forward. That $50 million is a very big bomb, but the disease is a very big target.
To date, there's no proof that treating gum disease will prevent cardiovascular disease or its complications. But the connection is compelling enough that dentists (and many doctors) say it's yet another reason to be vigilant about preventing gum disease in the first place.
Although technically both are considered heart disease, having AF does not mean there will be coronary disease. And vice versa, having CAD does not mean one will also have AF. Atrial fibrillation is an electrical disease of the atria and coronary disease is a structural disease of blood vessels.
Here is where medicine (and writing about medicine) gets complicated.
In 1900, pneumonia was the leading cause of death in the U.S., but when doctors found ways to keep us alive longer, the heart gave out.
Although previous studies have shown a connection to the type of flora in the gut and inflammation in the coronary arteries, Cleveland Clinic researchers believe is the first study to look at the relationship between small intestine bacteria overgrowth, known as SIBO, and CAD.
It should go without saying that cardiovascular disease is a very serious issue; however, many people are simply unaware of what exactly heart disease is and how to recognize the signs.
Some doctors say medication can treat mild cases of clogged arteries as well as surgery, while others remain believers of angioplasty procedures called PCIs.
His overriding message to anyone experiencing shortness of breath, chest tightness or any sensation that doesn’t feel “right?” TAKE ACTION. He wants his experience to serve both as a cautionary tale and a reminder that we can’t outrun our genetics. It’s not selfish to take care of yourself. On the contrary, he says, it’s the right thing to do for the people you love.
Heart conditions are rampant among women, and you may have one and not even know it. However, there early signs that you may have coronary artery disease (CAD) that aren't so obvious, so you can know what to watch out for and when to seek medical attention.
The journal welcomes reports of original research with a clinical emphasis, including observational studies, clinical trials, and advances in applied and basic laboratory research: the journal particularly welcomes important basic research that contributes to the understanding of coronary artery disease.
Coronary heart disease or coronary heart disease (CAD) screening tests can be used to potentially prevent a heart attack or cardiac event in a person without heart disease symptoms, and can assist in diagnosing heart disease in individuals with heart disease symptoms. Examples of coronary heart disease tests include...
The coronary arteries supply a constant flow of oxygen-rich blood to the heart, which pumps almost 2,000 gallons of blood throughout the body each day. If plaque builds up in these coronary arteries, blockages can develop, reducing blood flow to the heart and causing symptoms ranging from mild chest pain to a heart attack, which can be fatal.
Medications are very useful in the treatment of CAD, and are used in virtually every case. While the ideal medicine, one that would simply quietly and completely "dissolve" the blockages, has not yet been found, some classes of medicines to reduce the blockage to some degree are currently available. Blood thinners, often "simple" aspirin, is indicated in almost every case.
Coronary artery disease (CAD), also known as coronary heart disease (CHD) or coronary atherosclerosis, involves the progressive narrowing of the arteries that nourish the heart muscle. Often there are no symptoms, but if one or more of these arteries become severely narrowed, angina may develop during exercise, stress, or other times when the heart muscle is not getting enough blood.
Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, but it can be prevented by making good lifestyle choices. Learn about the causes and symptoms of coronary heart disease as well as methods for treatment and prevention.
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease. It is the leading cause of death in the United States in both men and women.
Coronary artery disease (CAD) affects almost 13 million Americans, making it the most common form of heart disease. CAD and its complications, like arrhythmia, angina pectoris, and heart attack (also called myocardial infarction), are the leading causes of death in the United States.