Latest Alcohol and cardiovascular disease Stories

2005-09-13 11:50:02

Performing cardiac stress tests that measure exercise capacity and heart rate recovery can improve dramatically on existing techniques that predict who is most likely to suffer a heart attack or die from coronary heart disease (CHD), the leading cause of death in the United States, a team of cardiologists at Johns Hopkins reports. In the Sept. 13 edition of the journal Circulation, the Hopkins team reports that 90 percent of men and women with no early signs of CHD who, nevertheless, died...

2005-04-22 09:30:00

But red wine's other effects may still make it heart-healthy HealthDay News -- Raise a glass to higher blood pressure: A new study finds that beer and wine both boost it slightly, and by about the same amount. "Our study reinforces the ideas that it is alcohol, and not a specific beverage type, that leads to increases in blood pressure," said Renate R. Zilkens, a research fellow in the School of Medicine and Pharmacology at the University of Western Australia. But the finding shouldn't stop...

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