Atherosclerosis

Latest Research

Every week our cardiologists review the most recent advances in cardiovascular medicine and select news to share with you. Here you will find summaries of some of the latest research news about atherosclerosis. Share these articles with your friends and family via social media, print items you’d like to discuss with your care team, or add them to your toolbox to read later.

Detecting Clogged Arteries to Potentially Prevent Heart Disease

3–D testing finds nearly two-thirds of healthy, middle-aged adults have early signs of heart disease.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Rare for Adults Engaged in Sports

Study highlights the benefits of exercise and sports in middle-aged adults, as well as CPR training.

Is There an Exercise 'Sweet Spot' for Longer Life?

Two large-scale studies take a close look at meeting or exceeding current exercise guidelines, but one thing is clear: Any physical activity is far better than none.

Strategies for Combatting Childhood Obesity

Early lifestyle interventions are urgently needed to stop growing childhood obesity rates.

Children of Smokers Have Increased Risk of Heart Disease in Adulthood

Quitting is the best approach for the health of the family, but limiting children’s exposure to smoke can help.

Exercise Prevents Fall Injuries in Older Women

Finnish study assesses the effects of Vitamin D and strength training in women prone to falling.

Benefits of Quitting Smoking After Heart Surgery

Not smoking after heart surgery reduces risk of heart attack, stroke and death.
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Antidepressants Cut Heart Risks in Half

Study analyzes benefits of treatment for moderate to severe depression with and without statins.

What Kind of Exercise is Best for Waist Size?

Both low- and high-impact exercise help us lose weight, but each provides different types of added benefits.

Frailty Increases Risk of Heart Disease in Older Adults

Addressing early signs of frailty could help ward off heart conditions later in life.

Peanuts: A Low-Cost Food with a High Impact on Health

The humble legume offers heart-health benefits on par with more expensive nuts.

Moderate Physical Activity Benefits the Heart the Most

Study finds that women who exercise moderately—not strenuously—a few times a week have lower risk for heart attack and stroke.

Sauna Use Linked to Improved Heart Health

Study follows sauna bathers for over two decades and finds lower rates of sudden cardiac death among most frequent users.

Preventing Heart Attack and Stroke After Open Heart Surgery

After open heart surgery, patients must work with their care teams to manage health risks.

Survey: 1 in 3 Americans Prefers Shorter Life to Daily Pill

Researchers explore the uptake of a preventive heart disease medicine.

Running for Health? Moderation is Key

You don’t have to be a marathon runner to reap full benefits, according to a new study.

Study Questions Strict Sodium Guidelines for Older Adults

Reducing sodium intake to less than 1,500 mg a day may be excessive for older adults.

Shedding Light on a Mysterious Type of Heart Attack

MINOCA is a heart attack not resulting from narrowed arteries.

Ability to Process Nicotine Linked to Efficacy of Patch vs. Pill

How quickly smokers metabolize nicotine may impact whether the nicotine patch or Chantix works best, finds study.

Well-being in Childhood Impacts Adult Heart Health

Key indicators of a child’s well-being may determine risk for heart disease later in life, finds study.

Experts Emphasize the Importance of Cardiac Rehabilitation

Despite its value and importance, cardiac rehab is vastly underutilized by patients.

New Report Conveys Global Impact of Heart Disease and Stroke

Heart disease remains the No. 1 global cause of death, according to updated statistics.

Dramatic Impact of Unhealthy Lifestyle on Heart Health

Study finds that unhealthy lifestyle choices can explain almost three-fourths of heart disease cases in young women.

Aspirin Overused in Patients at Low Risk for Heart Disease

Ten percent of patients are inappropriately prescribed daily aspirin to prevent heart disease, finds study.

Early Puberty Impacts Heart Risk in Women

Women that reached puberty early or late as a child have increased risk for heart disease later in life, finds study.