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Re-blockage of heart arteries prevented by vitamins

Vitamins are a bonus to everyone of us. The first ever study of the effect of B vitamins on heart disease shows a clear benefit. Angioplasty is a very widely used procedure for unblocking coronary arteries and so preventing heart attacks. It involves inserting a small balloon into the blood vessel and then inflating it to push the walls of the vessel apart. The problem is that in 20 per cent of c...

Stent shows promise in keeping arteries open

A new approach to keeping heart arteries flowing smoothly after angioplasty shows surprising success in early testing. Doctors released the longest follow-up with the new technique - the drug-coated stent. //In testing on 50 patients over 3 years, they found it to be 100 percent effective. ....More than 2 million Americans undergo angioplasty annually, and the new approach is likely to be used...

Cholesterol Can Cause Burst Arteries

Researchers from Michigan State University had reported in the latest edition of Clinical Cardiology that cholesterol deposits could cause bursting of arterial walls that may lead to heart attacks, stroke or any number of cardiovascular diseases.// ....The study finds that cholesterol that has built up along the wall of an artery and crystallized from a liquid to a solid state can expand and then...

Women who are obese have thicker arteries

Researchers have observed in a recent study that women who are obese in middle age have premature thickening of the carotid arteries. Recent research has marked to the carotid arteries// in the neck as a useful marker for the health of the arteries that serve the heart. If the linings of the carotid arteries are thickened, then it's more likely the person will suffer from heart disease. ....In a...

Damage to arteries from injury can be avoided with carbon monoxide

Heart ailments that are treated with angioplasty or a transplantation may result in injury of the arteries. While in transplantation there is an ever-present risk of rejection of the// organ, in angioplasty, placing a balloon in the artery causes damage to the vessel walls. This in turn triggers the immune system response. A new study has however, revealed that pre-treatment with carbon monoxide...

Drug Reduces Risk of Clogged Arteries, Veins

The blood-thinning drug fondaparinux (Arixta) nearly halves the risk of potentially deadly deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism in people hospitalized with congestive heart failure, chronic respiratory disease and other conditions that increase the risk of these conditions, claims a new study. ....People treated with the drug were 47 percent less likely to suffer venous thromboembolism (a...

Liquid Drano for Your Arteries

A new study shows infusing heart attack patients with high density lipoprotein may reverse years of heart disease damage.// ....Researchers from the Cleveland Clinic injected patients with a laboratory-produced version of HDL, or good cholesterol, which naturally removes fatty buildups from arteries. Thirty-six patients received doses of HDL, and 11 patients who served as a control group received...

Treating Blocked Arteries In The Lower Limbs

Lower extremity ischemia, or abnormal circulation, occurs when arteries in the abdomen or pelvis narrow or become completely blocked // by the build-up of plaque deposits. As a result, not enough oxygen-rich blood gets to the legs, causing cramps and pain, and making it difficult to walk or exercise. The iliac arteries are large arteries in the pelvis that supply blood to the legs. ..Researchers...

Cancer Drug Opens Arteries

Each year about 400,000 Americans undergo balloon angioplasty to clear blocked arteries. In many cases, the arteries become blocked again.// Now, a cancer drug may change the outcome of the procedure. ..John Bailey can relax today, knowing he's doing everything he can to avoid a second open-heart surgery. Eight years ago, he had a quintuple bypass operation. . ..But earlier this year, Bailey ha...

Stent Effective In Keeping Arteries Open

A new type of stent that releases medication appears safe and effective for preventing arteries from reclosing in coronary heart disease patients, // a process known as restenosis. The experimental stent, a mesh tube, releases the immunosuppressant drug everolimus. The drug acts by inhibiting cell reproduction and reducing cell growth in vessel walls. Unlike other similar drug-eluting stents, the...

Operating on a Beating Heart Yields Better Results For Blocked Heart Arteries

According to findings of a recent study researchers say bypass surgery on a beating heart might be an effective option for many patients // with blocked heart arteries . ..Researchers assigned 400 patients with bypass grafts to undergo either on-pump (work of the heart is shifted to a mechanical pump while heart remains still) or off-pump (the heart is still beating) surgery. Results of the surge...

Aspirin For Treating Blocked Brain Arteries

A new report says that aspirin is more effective for treating ischemic stroke, or brain hemorrhage. // ....More than 560 patients suffering from ischemic attack or stroke caused by angiographically verified stenosis of a major artery were assigned to receive either aspirin or warfarin. Warfarin is the standard drug prescribed in these procedures. ....In a following up process that took 1.8 yrs, w...

Metabolic problems related to clogged arteries

Researchers have established the first direct association of faulty metabolism with clogged arteries// and blood pressure, drawing parallels from an animal study. ....Atherosclerosis or clogged arteries happens in the process where fatty substances, cholesterol, cellular waste products, calcium etc are deposited on the inner lining of the arteries. This build up is called plaque. Plaques can redu...

Grafting arteries to restore blood flow is best for survival

Surgeons prefer complete revascularization technique to increase blood flow to the heart// than coronary bypass surgery. The procedure is said to increase 5 years of patients’ life than the coronary bypass surgery. ....Surgeons from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, US, have found that patients who had blockages in multiple of coronary arteries have more life span when they undergo arterial grafts tha...

Hardened Arteries may Be The Cause Of Depression

A recent study reveals there may be a link between hardening of the arteries and depression in elderly people.A new study shows patients with calcium deposits in the aorta were twice as likely to suffer from depression,// while patients with calcium deposits in the heart were up to four times more likely to be depressed. ..Researchers sampled nearly 4,000 patients aged 60 years or older, who had...

Stressful Work Can Put Men At Risk Of Having Blocked Arteries

Work stress can affect younger men with clogged arteries leading to a condition of early atherosclerosis, according to a research published in the current issue of Psychosomatic Medicine. However, women in the same // situation do not show any such tendencies, said the study... ..The researchers from University of Helsinki in Finland had found increased thickness of the lining of the carotid art...

Missing teeth associated with blocked arteries

Researchers at Downstate Medical Center in New York have discovered a possible link between the number of missing teeth and the severity of atherosclerosis or blocked arteries.// ..The researchers checked up on the number of missing teeth in 115 patients referred for transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) and measured the concurrent thickness of the aortic plaque using this method. They also loo...

Identification Of Gene Sequence To Promote Growth Of New Arteries

A Research headed by the vascular surgeon Rajabrata Sarkar, MD, PhD, at the San Francisco VA Medical Center has unraveled the genetic mechanism that helps in the growth of new arteries // . He demonstrated in mice that the MMP2 gene is the key factor for the development of new arteries especially when there is blockage in the femoral (leg) artery. ..As a novel approach the team has analyzed and...

Job stress thickens plaque build-up in arteries

Job stress can start taking a toll on people’s cardiac health as early as their early their early 30s, new research shows. ..People who report high job strain - the combination of heavy demands and little control at the office // – were found to have thicker carotid intima-media thickness (IMT). IMT is considered a reliable way of determining the early stages of atherosclerosis, the narrowing an...

Laser Used To Clear Blocked Arteries Preventing Amputation

John Laird, MD working as interventional cardiologist at the Washington Hospital Center studied the use of laser technique (ultraviolet energy) to restore blood flow in blocked arteries. // ....These blocked arteries are a big problem with people suffering from advanced diabetes as it leads to devastating complications such as amputation. ....People with diabetes and especially those with high...

Regular Exercise Is Essential To Keep Arteries Healthy

According to a research it has been found that in order to maintain ones arteries hale and healthy, it is mandatory for everyone to maintain a regular exercise program//. ....The disease of the arteries has been found to be the major of cause of death in men, which results in heart attack or stroke. It is the atherosclerosis, in which cholesterol-laden plaques build up in the arteries. As the pla...

Rapid Aging of Arteries In People With Advanced Heart Disease

A study by British Heart Foundation (BHF) suggested that people with advanced heart disease have arteries that are biologically 40 years older than their real age.// ....In a study conducted by researchers from Cambridge University, they examined tissues from heart bypass and transplant patients to study how artery cells age. ....They found that the artery cells divide seven to 13 times m...

Enoxaparin To Become The Standard Treatment During Procedures For Blocked Arteries

In a new study by researchers from the University of Kentucky being claims to one day change the standard treatment for preventing blood clots during procedures so// as to open up blocked arteries that feed the heart. ....According to Dr. Steven Steinhubl, the co-chairman and senior author of the study that is to appear in the latest issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, has claimed that...

Novel Technique Would Prevent Re-Clogged Arteries

Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology are proposing a revolutionary approach to prevent the common post-balloon angioplasty problem// of restenosis (re-clogging of coronary arteries). ....More than 1.2 million angioplasties were performed in the United States in 2003, according to the American Heart Association. ....Angioplasty is a minimally invasive procedure, during which...

Walnuts May Help Fight Fat and Keep Arteries Supple

For the health conscious folks around the world who get uncomfortable after a heavy meal here is a piece of good news//. Research conducted recently in Spain have proven that eating 6-8 walnuts (approx.40g) after a rich fatty meal, could actually curb the inflammatory changes that are triggered of in the walls of arteries after a highly fatty meal. ....The study, expected to be published in the O...

Lack of Evidence on Treatment for Narrowed Kidney Arteries

Increasing numbers of patients with narrowed kidney arteries are undergoing vessel-widening angioplasty and placement of a tubular stent//, but the latest scientific evidence does not show a clear advantage of that treatment over prescription drug therapy, according to a new review funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. An article based on the review is posted today in the onli...

Outwardly Expressed Anger Affects Some Women’s Heart Arterie

While previous studies have shown that anger and hostility, in and of themselves, can increase risk of heart disease in men, little of the research has included women. // ....Results of a new study, conducted exclusively with female subjects, suggest that anger and hostility alone are not predictive for coronary artery disease in women, but women who outwardly express anger may be at increased r...

MR Angiography Detects Blocked Arteries Accurately

According to a study in the February issue of Radiology, a novel type of contrast-enhanced Magnetic Resonance (MR) Angiography is highly accurate in identifying blockages// in the arteries that carry blood to the brain. ...."Contrast-enhanced MR Angiography provided highly accurate information about the supra-aortic arteries," said Kambiz Nael, M.D., research fellow and radiology resident at th...

Excess Iron in Blood may Damage Arteries

Excess iron in the blood may damage arteries and giving blood at six-monthly intervals to promote iron reduction may boost your health// if you are young, say researchers. ....A normal adult has five to six litres of blood in his/her body, of which only 300 ml is used during blood donation. This blood is replaced by the body within 24 to 48 hours. ....Researchers at the White River Junction VA...

Standards for Measuring Narrowing of Carotid Arteries too Aggressive

Standards for the use of ultrasound as a screening tool to measure narrowing of the carotid artery may be too aggressive, resulting in some needless follow-up tests and procedures according to researchers at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Narrowing of the carotid can be a precursor to a stroke. ......Hisham Bassiouny, MD, director of the non-invasive vascular lab and interim section...

Modified Herpes Virus Keeps Arteries Free-flowing Following Procedures

A genetically engineered herpes simplex virus, primarily known for causing cold sores, may help keep arteries free-flowing in the weeks following angioplasty or stent placement for patients, according to research published early in the online edition of PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America). ......Christopher Skelly, MD, assistant professor of va...
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