Carotid Arteries Articles & Stories :

High-Risk Stroke Patients See Prevention Stenting Become Safer

High-Risk Stroke Patients See Prevention Stenting Become Safer

Having a stent implanted in a key neck artery is now safer than ever for patients who do not qualify for standard surgical treatment of carotid artery disease. This is according to a study published in the Journal of Vascular Surgery. Read More


Chelation Therapy Holds Uncertainties and Promise

Chelation Therapy Holds Uncertainties and Promise

Chelation therapy involves using a chemical compound to improve an individual's health by extracting excess metal atoms in the body, forming compounds that are then expelled from the body through urination. Thus far, science has found limited effectiveness in utilizing this therapy. Empiricall... Read More


Stem Cells as a Treatment for Stroke

Stem Cells as a Treatment for Stroke

In an exciting new clinical trial, neural stem cell therapy was used to treat a stroke patient for the first time. Read More


Four Predictors of Long Life

Four Predictors of Long Life

Evidence is mounting that some rather surprising attributes and habits of a person's life can pretty well foretell whether that man or woman will live to a ripe old age. Here are four of them: -- Having strong legs. Leg strength translates into good flexibility, balance and endurance, which a... Read More


Expert Commentary: Yan Katsnelson, M.D. 11/25/2009

Expert Commentary: Yan Katsnelson, M.D. 11/25/2009

The study in the New England Journal of Medicine describes the alarmingly high incidence of heart disease in young African-American men. The article goes further implying that these figures are so high that the population is being underserved. Read More


Exercise Shields Blood Vessels From Fatty Meals' Influence

Exercise Shields Blood Vessels From Fatty Meals' Influence

If you exercise vigorously before eating a fatty meal, your arteries will likely still be able to dilate normally in response to the body's requirement for increased blood flow, a recent study has found. It was already known that intense exercise helps artery linings - called the vascular ... Read More


The Paradoxical Vulnerability of Men

The Paradoxical Vulnerability of Men

Dr. Marriane Legato discusses what she believes to be one of the most interesting issues concerning men. At any age, from birth to 85 years, men die at a greater number than women. Their vulnerability in the womb is very interesting. About 250 male fetuses are conceived for every 100 females ... Read More


Aspirin Has Little Benefit for Many With Heart Disease

Aspirin Has Little Benefit for Many With Heart Disease

Close to 20 percent of patients taking aspirin to lower the risk of suffering a second cerebrovascular event do not have an anti platelet response from aspirin, the effect expected to be protective. The University of Buffalo conducted a strictly controlled study over 29 months with 653 patien... Read More


Gender Differences in Coronary Artery Disease

Gender Differences in Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Marianne Legato discusses how she evaluates patients being screened for cardiovascular disease. She says that one of the things she looks for are the signs of early coronary artery disease in men, as well as the unique symptoms in women. Women also experience coronary artery spasm, which ... Read More


What is the Polypill?

What is the Polypill?

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the Polypill. The Polypill is being developed in response to an important reality surrounding cardiovascular disease. There are three important drugs that can help prevent heart disease (statins, ACE inhibitors, and aspirin). These drugs are not taken for two maj... Read More



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