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Common Heart Drug May Block Atherosclerosis

An inexpensive and widely available drug already known to decrease the risk of repeat heart attacks and treat heart failure now appears to slow artery clogging atherosclerosis as well, and thus may be useful to prevent strokes and heart disease altogether.

Impact of Drug-Eluting Stents on Outcomes of Patients

The aim of this study was to compare clinical outcomes when drug-eluting stents, rather than bare-metal stents, were used for percutaneous revascularization in patients with end-stage renal disease.

Study: New Anticlotting Drug Beats Warfarin

The experimental anticlotting pill Eliquis beats warfarin at preventing strokes in people with a heart condition that puts them at high risk of blood clots and stroke, researchers report.

Five Ways to Increase HDL

Interestingly the way we look at cholesterol has changed dramatically in recent years due to new research suggesting that the key to healthy cholesterol is not as much about general cholesterol readings as it is about the ratio of good cholesterol (HDL) to bad cholesterol (LDL). This has lead to a s

Nuts and Coronary Heart Disease

Nut consumption reduces the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Millions of people world-wide die from CHD each year. Epidemiological studies have shown that adding moderately walnuts or almonds to ones diet will decrease serum concentration of cholesterol in both women and men. Also, nuts have ot

New Lipid Drugs and Getting Risk to Zero

In the first part of a series on what's new in lipids, Henry Black talks to Howard Weintraub about new approaches to lipid therapy and the goal of zero cardiovascular risk.

South East London Cardiac Prescribing Forum

In the UK, post-MI patients on dual antiplatelet therapy are monitored to measure compliance and effect on outcomes. Has the coordinated effort helped improve these factors?

Hawthorn Pills Safe for Heart Patients

An herbal supplement taken to relieve symptoms of heart failure is safe when taken with other common heart drugs, German researchers report.

What on Earth Is 'Ugly Cholesterol' and How Dangerous Is It?

Move over good and bad cholesterol - ugly cholesterol has come to town. Most of us have heard about HDL and LDL cholesterol, but ugly cholesterol, while not new, is a type of cholesterol that hasn't received much attention up until recently.

Want the Quickest Way to Lower Cholesterol Naturally?

What's the quickest way to lower cholesterol naturally? With dietary supplements, people have seen dramatic results in a matter of months. In a year's time, people have seen their readings go from dangerously high to normal.