Latest Atheroma Stories

2011-01-13 14:04:43

The discovery that high levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol (the "good cholesterol") is associated with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease has fostered intensive research to modify HDL levels for therapeutic gain.

2011-01-13 08:34:58

It has been well-known that high levels of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, the "good" kind, are associated with a lower risk of heart disease.

2011-01-04 14:57:53

For decades, doctors have looked at fitness levels, weight, and overall health risk factors for heart disease and stroke.

2011-01-04 13:51:07

Atherosclerosis is the leading cause of death in the developed world.

2010-11-15 21:53:47

Plaque in a heart artery looks threatening, but cardiologists know that many of these buildups will not erupt, dislodge and block a vessel, causing a heart attack that can be fatal.

2010-10-19 12:49:27

New findings suggesting that bacteria in the mouth and/or intestine can affect the the outcome pathogenesis of atherosclerosis and lead to new treatment strategies.

2010-08-16 18:25:22

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have for the first time developed a way to visualize coronary artery plaques vulnerable to rupture using multi-color computed tomography (CT), an innovation that will lead to better and earlier diagnosis of cardiovascular disease.

2010-07-27 06:50:00

ALPINE, N.J., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease are the major causes of death in the world. Atherosclerotic plaque, the narrowing of blood vessels, causes audible turbulence in the bloodstream.

2010-07-20 12:51:19

A technique that combines nanotechnology with adult stem cells appears to destroy atherosclerotic plaque and rejuvenate the arteries.

Word of the Day
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.