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Coronary Artery Disease
Stay informed about heart, vascular and thoracic topics in this continuation of The Beating Edge blog from our Heart & Vascular Institute, which is ranked No. 1 in heart care in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
Clogged arteries in your legs or arms can signal potentially lethal blocked coronary arteries. Read more to learn who should be tested and who should not.
Individuals considering balloon angioplasty and stenting to unclog blocked arteries may not get enough information from their doctors to make the best choice, a small study suggests.
A recent study linked statin use to higher Type 2 diabetes risk. Statin users are encouraged to control their modifiable risk factors. Here’s why.
Everyone agrees: trans fat is unhealthy. Now federal regulators are taking steps to eliminate it from our diet completely. In three years, food manufacturers will have to phase out artificial trans fats from their products, under guidelines announced by the FDA.
If you have arterial blockages, here's what you need to know about Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) versus full-blown surgery – or Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG).
Two exciting new drugs that can dramatically lower “bad” cholesterol levels have received approval from an FDA advisory panel, moving the drugs closer to being available for patient use.
While many physicians are hesitant to perform aggressive treatment procedures on older patients, one study finds that many healthy older patients can achieve good outcomes undergoing heart procedures.
It's been clear that high cholesterol is a risk factor for developing coronary blockages, but only recently has evidence emerged showing that it also causes a risk of narrowing of the aortic valve.
If you have Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD), find out what different diets can offer, including the DASH, Mediterranean, low-fat and low-carb diets; Ornish Spectrum diet; Weil anti-inflammatory diet and Esselstyn diet.