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Penn receives grant for initiative to help understand genes' effects on medications

... proper use of drugs and devices for patients with coronary artery disease. This release can also be found at: www.uphs.upenn.edu/news...

Stanford researchers establish center for physics-based simulations of biological structures

...lar dynamics, which has important implications for coronary artery and peripheral vascular disease (Chris Zarins). Addressing these problems "makes sure we make contributions soon to the science," Altman said. "We have scientists in those domains who've signed up to be early users of our software and to give...

September/October 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

... school have a 2.4 percent higher risk of dying of coronary heart disease (CHD) than those with more schooling...ar but spring (when the diagnoses of pregnancy and coronary artery disease are significantly lower) could be used to understand the diagnoses frequently seen wi...

Rice engineer wins prestigious Annunzio Award

... blood vessels that can be used in procedures like coronary artery bypass grafting for patients with advanced heart disease. To achieve this, she is synthesizing so-called scaffold materials, novel new materials that mimic extracellular matrix and provide a structure for the growth of replacement blood vessel...

Experimental lupus drug may also work against atherosclerosis

...rapeutic benefit in atherosclerosis," which causes coronary artery disease by blocking key arteries, leading t...ikely to cause atherosclerosis. In addition to the coronary arteries, atherosclerosis also occurred in the aortic arch, part of one of the body's main blood ves...

Gene linked to greater risk of heart disease in type 2 diabetes

... with type 2 diabetes are at much greater risk for coronary artery disease, the leading cause of death for thi...ting more than 50 percent blockage of at least one coronary artery. The others did not have any visible heart disease. The researchers mapped out each person's ...

VYTORIN (TM) superior again to Lipitor at lowering LDL (bad) cholesterol

...o major risk factors in the assessment of risk for coronary disease in patients at moderate cardiovascular ris...e if they met the following criteria: established coronary heart disease (CHD) or CHD risk equivalent, or two or more risk factors conferring a 10-year risk fo...

Elevated inflammatory enzyme, Lp-PLA2, significantly linked to ischemic stroke

...ay play in further reducing the risk of stroke and coronary heart disease. Lp-PLA2 is an enzyme that helps pr... documented the strong association of Lp-PLA2 with coronary heart disease and stroke in the general population, regardless of total cholesterol or other markers...

Study links polycystic ovary syndrome with early vascular changes of heart disease

...heir hearts by causing early buildup of calcium in coronary arteries, researchers at the University of Pittsbu...long incubation period for calcium accumulation in coronary arteries, early and aggressive intervention through lifestyle changes and medication may significant...

Nuclear imaging offers possibility for early detection of patients with coronary heart disease

...cause of former President Bill Clinton's quadruple coronary artery bypass surgery, is one of the leading cause...Clinton's angiogram showed he had blockage in some coronary arteries caused by fatty plaque accumulated over the years, the authors of "Molecular and Metabolic ...

Concord grape juice increased HDL, lowered inflammatory marker linked to heart disease

... two markers of inflammation in people with stable coronary artery disease, according to results of a study pr...f 63 years, who had previously been diagnosed with coronary artery disease and were on standard medications, including aspirin. "Because the patients were alre...

Down Syndrome protein reduces tumor growth

..., including--but certainly not limited to--stroke, coronary artery disease, cancer and preeclampsia. An important goal in vascular research is to develop new strategies that inhibit endothelial cell dysfunction and abnormal blood vessel formation." Certain agonists, such as vascular endothelial growth factor ...

Low-carb diet during pregnancy improved triglycerides, fat metabolism in offspring

...as these factors can reduce the risk of developing coronary artery disease, a condition that affects millions and kills thousands of Americans each year. Research highlights: Mother mice were assigned either low-carb/high-fat or standard high-carb/low-fat diets approximately six weeks before impregnation. ...

Heart protein could be used to repair damage caused by heart attack

...researchers created a mouse model by tying off the coronary artery of 58 adult mice, simulating a heart attack. Half of the mice were given Thymosin beta-4 systemically, directly into the heart, or through both routes immediately after the ligation. The other half were given control injections of saline immed...

'Lighter than air' breathing more than doubles COPD patients' exercise endurance

...world shares fourth place with HIV/AIDS, following coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular disease and acute respiratory infection. WHO estimates that 2,740,000 people died of COPD worldwide in 2000; cigarette smoking is blamed for about 85% of cases. According to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Instit...

New system reduces risk of burns during interventional X-rays

...are used during interventional procedures, such as coronary angioplasty, stent placement, radiofrequency cardiac ablation and vascular embolization. "With the equipment that currently is being used, the physician can minimize the chance for burns by moving the X-ray source instead of keeping the inten...

Discovery about Vitamin C explains its metabolic value

...chemistry of patients who have been diagnosed with coronary artery disease, compared to a healthy control group. "In the early stages of atherosclerosis, it appears that some of these toxic lipids make white blood cells stick to the arterial wall, and start an inflammatory process that ultimately can lead to ...

JCI table of contents, December 15 2004

...viduals with the metabolic syndrome are at risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, vascular disease, and type 2 diabetes. Although risk factors for this syndrome are known to include obesity, physical inactivity, and genetic factors, the mechanistic role of obesity is not completely understood. In the Decembe...

Oxidants link obesity to diabetes

...viduals with the metabolic syndrome are at risk of coronary heart disease, stroke, vascular disease, and type 2 diabetes. Although risk factors for this syndrome are known to include obesity, physical inactivity, and genetic factors, the mechanistic role of obesity is not completely understood. In the Decembe...

VA patients get better chronic, preventive care than similar US adults

...es. For example, 73 percent of indicated care for coronary artery disease was delivered to the VA sample compared with 70 percent in the national sample. "The Veterans Health Administration is making significant strides in implementing technologies and systems to provide better care, but nationwide, too ma...

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