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Calcium Scan of Arteries Helps Spot Big Trouble

Study shows it predicts severe events in those with known heart disease WEDNESDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Adding a scan for calcium in the heart arteries to a standard test of blood vessel function helps predict which people with known coronary disease are likely to develop seriou...

High Calcium Level in Arteries May Signal Serious Heart Attack Risk

Researchers may be able to predict future severe cardiac events in patients with known, stable coronary artery disease (CAD) using coronary calcium scoring, according to a study published in the online edition of Radiology . Oak Brook, Ill. (Vocus) July 28, 2009 -- Re...

High calcium level in arteries may signal serious heart attack risk

OAK BROOK, Ill. Researchers may be able to predict future severe cardiac events in patients with known, stable coronary artery disease (CAD) using coronary calcium scoring, according to a study published in the online edition of Radiology . "The amount of calcium in the coronary vessels, as ...

Your arteries on Wonder bread

Doctors have known for decades that foods like white bread and corn flakes aren't good for cardiac health. In a landmark study, new research from Tel Aviv University now shows exactly how these high carb foods increase the risk for heart problems. "Looking inside" the arteries of students eati...

MDCT angiography leads to successful treatment of severely blocked arteries in the legs

MDCT angiography leads to accurate recommendations for successful treatment of patients with critical limb ischemia, sometimes allowing the patients to avoid more complicated surgery, according to a study performed at the Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. The study included 28 pa...

Hardened Arteries Threaten Obese, Diabetic Youth

Ultrasound shows damage tied to rising odds for stroke, heart attack, researchers say TUESDAY, May 26 (HealthDay News) -- An examination of the neck arteries of today's obese or diabetic young people bodes ill for their future health, researchers report. The walls of these carotid a...

Drug-Coated Stents Better at Keeping Arteries Open

But they show no lifesaving benefit over bare-metal version, studies show WEDNESDAY, May 6 (HealthDay News) -- Although arteries propped open by drug-coated stents are less likely to become blocked again than those treated with bare-metal stents, the risk of death and heart attacks is...

Mesh-like network of arteries adjusts to restore blood flow to stroke-injured brain

A grid of small arteries at the surface of the brain redirects flow and widens at critical points to restore blood supply to tissue starved of nutrients and oxygen following a stroke, a study published this week has found. "This is optimistic news," said David Kleinfeld, a physics professor at ...

Drug-Coated Balloons Keep Leg Arteries Open: Study

Small German trial could be a breakthrough treatment in vascular disease WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Drug-coated stents haven't worked well for blocked leg arteries, but German doctors are reporting good initial results with drug-coated balloons, which are inserted at the en...

New Device for Clearing Blocked Arteries in the Legs Receives FDA Clearance for Peripheral Use - Procedures Performed Across the US Within First 48 Hours

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiovascular Systems, Inc. (CSI) announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared the use of the Diamondback 360(TM) Orbital Atherectomy System (OAS) for removing plaque blockages in the legs (peripherals) and restoring blood ...

AstraZeneca and the Artery Explorer Take California Residents on Virtual Journey Through the Arteries

SAN FRANCISCO, July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AstraZeneca (NYSE: AZN ) today announced that the 2009 US AGAINST ATHERO tour is in the San Francisco Bay Area from August 1-9 for the National Senior Games, the largest multisport event in the world for people over 50 years of age, to h...

HIV Patients May Have Stiffer Arteries

But not significant enough to halt drug therapy, researchers say FRIDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- HIV patients receiving highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART) are more likely to have a level of arterial stiffness similar to that in healthy patients with high blood pressure, ...

Stem Cells May Offer New Way to Treat Blocked Arteries

Injections into heart restore blood flow in small study TUESDAY, May 19 (HealthDay News) -- Injecting bone marrow cells into the heart's muscular wall restored blood flow to hearts with blocked arteries for which conventional treatments had proven ineffective, Dutch physicians have rep...

Study in Nature Medicine establishes major new treatment target in diseased arteries

Removing a single protein prevents early damage in blood vessels from triggering a later-stage, frequently lethal complication of atherosclerosis, according to research published online today in the journal Nature Medicine . By eliminating the gene for a signaling protein called cyclophilin A (Cy...

Drug-Eluting Stents Show Promise for Leg Arteries

Fewer repeat procedures were needed in people with peripheral arterial disease, study finds,, TUESDAY, March 10 (HealthDay News) -- Treating peripheral arterial disease with drug-eluting stents may save lives and limbs in people with severely obstructed arteries, Greek researchers have...

Hebrew University scientist develop technique for eliminating reblockage of arteries

Jerusalem, March 9, 2009 An easily implementable technique to avoid reblockage of arteries that have been cleared through angioplasty and stent insertion has been developed by researchers led by Prof. Boris Rubinsky of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Angioplasty is the "gold-standard" tr...

Walking Is Good for Blocked Leg Arteries

Study shows value of exercise in treating peripheral arterial disease TUESDAY, Jan. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Anyone looking for proof that a planned program of walking is good for people with the leg blood-vessel blockage called peripheral arterial disease (PAD) should check the results ...

Heart Hospital of Austin First in World to Use New Device for Blocked Arteries

New magnetically-navigated guidewire provides minimally-invasive treatment for Peripheral Artery Disease AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The Heart Hospital of Austin is the first hospital in the world to use the new Stereotaxis RF PowerAssert(TM) Magnetic Guidewire to successfully tre...

Proper Sleep May Help Clear Arteries

Getting an extra hour's slumber was equal to a nearly 17-point drop in blood pressure, study found TUESDAY, Dec. 23 (HealthDay News) -- A good night's sleep may be just what your arteries need. So finds a new five-year study in which middle-aged people who had an extra hour of slee...

CT Scans Can Spot Blocked Arteries

But debate continues as to whether they are worth the expense WEDNESDAY, Nov. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Expensive, high-tech CT devices that produce 64-slice images of arteries are almost, but not quite, as good as the standard method of detecting and gauging blood vessel blockages, a stu...

Obese Kids Have Old Arteries

Tests showed their carotid artery walls as thick as that of a middle-aged person TUESDAY, Nov. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Kids these days are 13 going on 45, at least when it comes to their arteries. According to research presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association's annual scie...

Diabetes Drug Slows Clogging of Arteries

Actos better at fighting plaque build-up than older medication, study finds MONDAY, March 31 (HealthDay News) -- The diabetes drug Actos is better than another diabetes drug, Amaryl, at slowing clogging of the arteries in patients with both type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. ...

Super-Thin Drug-Free Coating 'Hides' Stent as It Unblocks Heart Arteries

Avoids Deadly Clotting Problems of Drug-Eluting Stents HOLLYWOOD, Fla., Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A new stent with a nanothin surface application shows promise in opening and healing blocked heart arteries without the life-threatening dangers of drug-eluting stents, according to a study...

New Computerized Scans Effective for Spotting Clogged Arteries

They could eliminate need for invasive procedures for some patients, study says MONDAY, Nov. 5 (HealthDay News) -- The new generation of cardiac scanners is almost as reliable as more invasive procedures when checking for blockages in the heart and surrounding arteries, researchers are...

High-tech CT scans: not a bad choice to test for clogged arteries

A study by an international team of cardiac imaging specialists, led by researchers at Johns Hopkins, concludes that sophisticated computed tomography (CT) scans of the heart and its surrounding arteries are almost as reliable and accurate as more invasive procedures to check for blockages. R...

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...

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...

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 a...

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 ...

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 patie...

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 strok...

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 de...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 et...

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 p...

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 ...

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 exerci...

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 th...
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