American College of Cardiology
Mar 11, 2013 15:40 EDT
The erectile dysfunction drug commonly known as Viagra is no help against heart failure and should not be taken for it, according to research out Monday that contradicts previous, smaller studies.
Mar 10, 2013 06:51 EDT
An implant device designed by US firm Boston Scientific to prevent strokes in high risk people helps avert blood clotting, a new study said.
May 14, 2012 18:02 EDT
People suffering from HIV/AIDS are at much higher risk than the general population of sudden cardiac death, researchers in California have found.
Mar 27, 2012 14:58 EDT
Paramedics armed with a cheap, three-ingredient injection cocktail were able to reduce heart attack patients' risk of dying by 50 percent, said a US study released on Tuesday.
Mar 27, 2012 11:30 EDT
Patients who undergo bypass surgery for heart disease have better long-term survival rates than those who opt for less invasive procedures like angioplasty, a major US study showed on Tuesday.
Mar 26, 2012 22:18 EDT
Two clinical studies suggest that gastric surgery is better than traditional methods of care when it comes to controlling diabetes in overweight and obese patients.
Mar 26, 2012 16:37 EDT
A new kind of blood thinner that comes in a pill form and is made by German drug giant Bayer works as well as injection therapy to ward off blood clots in the lungs, said a study on Monday.
Mar 26, 2012 15:36 EDT
A monthly injection of an experimental drug made by the US biotech firm Amgen reduced patients' cholesterol by up to 66 percent, according to a small study described at a US cardiology conference.
Mar 25, 2012 16:58 EDT
Eating raisins and soy appears to help ward off high blood pressure, a key risk factor in heart disease, according to two studies presented at a major US cardiology conference on Sunday.
Mar 24, 2012 23:30 EDT
People who see images of their badly clogged arteries are more likely to lose weight and take anti-cholesterol drugs than people who don't see severe disease on a computerized scan, according to researchers.
Feb 22, 2012 17:19 EST
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Broadcasting heart procedures live to doctors at medical meetings may not present a risk to the patient on the table, a new study suggests.
Dec 01, 2011 17:18 EST
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite plenty of evidence that people with low levels of "good" cholesterol are more prone to heart attacks, a large new study suggests that the lacking lipid is not to blame.
Nov 08, 2011 17:07 EST
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Heart patients are more likely to get costly follow-up tests sooner than guidelines recommend if their doctors own testing equipment or get paid for interpreting tests results, according to a new study.
Oct 26, 2011 17:59 EDT
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A new study shows heart attacks and strokes are more common in women infected with human papillomavirus, or HPV.
Oct 24, 2011 18:19 EDT
US researchers have found evidence of a link between human papillomavirus infection and heart disease in women who have no other risk factors, said a first-of-its-kind study published Monday.
Oct 13, 2011 20:29 EDT
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Using CT scans of coronary arteries to help determine a person's chance of getting heart disease may be worth the costs and potential risks in men, but doesn't seem to be cost-effective in women.
Oct 11, 2011 12:01 EDT
Have a sweet tooth? It could protect you from a stroke, according to a large Swedish study published Tuesday on women chocolate-lovers.
Oct 10, 2011 17:39 EDT
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A sweet tooth isn't necessarily bad for your health-- at least not when it comes to chocolate, hints a new study.
Oct 04, 2011 21:35 EDT
(Reuters) - Elderly men with naturally higher levels of testosterone may be less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke than those men with lower levels of the hormone, according to a study.
Oct 04, 2011 14:19 EDT
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Elderly men with naturally higher levels of testosterone may be less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke than those with lower levels of the hormone, a new study finds.