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2014-07-23 16:28:13

Innovative Technology Adds To Company's Leading Portfolio of Treatment Options for Coronary Artery Disease MARLBOROUGH, Mass., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing to advance the development of innovative treatment options for coronary artery disease, Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has received CE Mark and begun the European market launch of the Agent(TM) Paclitaxel-Coated PTCA Balloon Catheter. The Agent Drug-Coated Balloon (DCB) provides physicians with an...

2014-02-03 08:27:54

Prevention is the best medicine WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Your heart is the engine of your body. And even though you might think it's working normally, this major organ requires special care and attention. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 600,000 people in the United States die each year from heart disease. The CDC also reports that a quarter of Hispanics have high blood pressure. There are many types of heart complications,...

2014-01-14 11:00:16

Dense heart plaques may have protective quality A study led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine shows that one of the most widely used systems for predicting risk of adverse heart events should be re-evaluated. A surprise finding was that coronary artery calcium (CAC) density may be protective against cardiovascular events. The study of CAC will be published in the January 15 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Great...

2013-12-23 12:11:55

Coronary artery calcium testing trumps cholesterol levels, high blood pressure and other risk factors in predicting heart attacks and deaths A new study shows that coronary artery calcium (CAC) screening, an assessment tool that is not currently recommended for people considered at low risk, should play a more prominent role in helping determine a person's risk for heart attack and heart disease-related death, as well as the need for angioplasty or bypass surgery. CAC screening provides a...

2013-12-13 13:28:28

Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation research cardiologist Dr. Michael Miedema is the lead author of a paper published by Circulation – Cardiovascular Imaging, a journal of the American Heart Association, that suggests a connection between an adult's height and the prevalence of coronary artery calcium (CAC), a direct marker of plaque in the arteries that feed the heart. Coronary artery calcium is a strong predictor of future heart attacks with a nearly 10 fold increase in the risk of...

Coronary Artery Disease Often Neglected In Women Despite High Risks
2013-07-30 11:15:15

Rebekah Eliason for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Although coronary artery disease (CAD) causes as many deaths in women as it does men, preventative recommendations, such as lifestyle advice, aspirin and lipid-lowering therapy are still suggested less for women than men who have the same risk levels. A new study, by Dr Kavita Sharma, MD, of cardiovascular medicine and Dr Martha Gulati, MD, Director of Preventive Cardiology and Women's Cardiovascular Health at Ohio State...

Scientists Link Genetic Contributor To Heart Disease Risk
2013-06-18 19:28:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Leicester have identified a potential genetic contributor that leads to an increased risk of heart disease in men. The team wrote in the journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology that men who carry a particular type of the Y chromosome have an increased risk. They also identified the possible genes of the Y chromosome that could be responsible for its association with coronary...

2013-03-27 12:37:48

Although chelation therapy with the drug disodium EDTA has been used for many years with limited evidence of efficacy for the treatment of coronary disease, a randomized trial that included patients with a prior heart attack found that use of a chelation regimen modestly reduced the risk of a composite of adverse cardiovascular outcomes, but the findings do not support the routine use of chelation therapy for treatment of patients who have had a heart attack, according to a study in the March...

2013-03-15 23:02:01

The novel Natural Sciences Repository aims to provide reliable information on various areas of scientific interest which in the simplest words and terms possible. The site has now added the new category Health and Disease that contains scientific information on health, which is the state of being free from injury or disease, and the new category Heart Disease which contains information on cardiovascular disease which is a class of diseases that involve the heart, the arteries, and the veins....


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