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Latest coronary disease Stories

2012-10-09 14:17:19

With the results of a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) study from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), researchers say they are closer to finding an imaging technique that can identify thickening of the coronary artery wall, an early stage of coronary heart disease (CAD). The study is published online in the journal Radiology. "Imaging the coronary arteries that supply the heart with blood is extremely difficult because they are very small and constantly in motion," said lead...

2012-02-15 21:37:07

In a first-of-its-kind study in Canada, Kevin Bainey of the Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry has discovered that South Asians who live in Alberta with coronary disease experience a lower quality of life. This adds to prior data that this group lives with more severe disease. Using the APPROACH registry, which captures information about all patients who undergo a coronary angiogram in Alberta, the research team analyzed data about quality of life and health status of this population....

2011-07-14 15:14:13

Of 180 patients in this study in whom a reference committee later identified coronary heart disease (CHD), 31.7% had originally been misdiagnosed by their family doctors as not having CHD ("false negative"). Stefan Bösner and his colleagues present the results of their cross-sectional study in the current edition of Deutsches Óžrzteblatt International (Dtsch Arztebl Int 2011; 108[26]: 445-51). When a patient presents with chest pain as the main symptom, the...

2011-04-27 15:06:01

The analysis assesses the 12-month prevalence of coronary heart disease (CHD) in individuals according to their category of alcohol use. The 2001 National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions study (the NESARC study, n = 43,093) identified 16,147 abstinent individuals, 15,884 moderate consumers, 9,578 hazardous drinkers "” defined as exceeding sex-specific weekly limits established by the World Health Organization, and 1,484 alcohol-dependent subjects. Diagnoses were...

2011-01-27 12:24:11

War-time stress may lead to an increased risk death by coronary heart disease in later life. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Health Services Research surveyed a cohort of 55 year old Finnish WW2 veterans in 1980, and then carried out a follow-up study 28 years later. Dr Seppo Nikkari and his team from the University of Tampere in Finland conducted the study. He said "During the 28 year follow up , out of 412 deaths, 140 were due to coronary heart disease (CHD),...

2010-10-08 02:12:17

A genetic marker touted as a predictor of coronary artery disease is no such thing, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The massive international study, published online Oct. 7 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, assessed the predictive value of a leading genetic assay for risk of atherosclerosis. The study analyzed the data from more than 17,000 patients with cardiovascular disease and 40,000 others to assess whether...

2010-07-06 12:06:37

A simple new rule can help primary care physicians rule out coronary heart disease in patients with chest pain, states a study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal) (pre-embargo link only) http://www.cmaj.ca/embargo/cmaj100212.pdf. Chest pain is common, yet it is challenging for primary care physicians to reliably identify serious cardiac disease while protecting patients from unnecessary interventions. The authors developed a clinical decision rule called the Primary Care...

2010-06-07 03:18:00

TEL AVIV, Israel, June 7, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- BSP Biological Signal Processing Ltd. (http://www.bsp.co.il), develops and markets innovative systems for non-invasive diagnosis and monitoring of Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) based on its proprietary HyperQ(TM) technology. BSP recently presented the results of a study on the economic and clinical benefits of the HyperQ(TM) stress test in the diagnosis and management of coronary heart disease (CHD) at the International Congress on...

2009-05-20 07:00:40

Exercising regularly may offer more benefits than simply shedding extra pounds or relieving stress. A new analysis reveals a direct relationship between a higher level of cardiorespiratory fitness and a lower risk of all-cause death, coronary heart disease and cardiovascular disease. Satoru Kodama, M.D., Ph.D., and colleagues from the University of Tsukuba Institute of Clinical Medicine in Japan analyzed a total of 187,303 patients for a relationship between cardiorespiratory fitness (CRF)...

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2008-12-02 11:32:51

New estimate of annual clinical burden and cost of coronary heart disease treatment attributable to passive smoking As the connection between second-hand smoke and coronary heart disease (CHD) became clearer and legislation was passed to reduce such passive smoking, exposures have been reduced. In an article published in the January 2009 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, researchers from the University of California, San Francisco, Partners Healthcare, Boston and Columbia...