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.

Healthy Lifestyle Lowers Heart Disease Risk

Simple choices you make in your daily life have a big impact on heart disease risk, finds study.

Aspirin Offers Safe, Affordable Option to Prevent Blood Clots

A new study confirms that aspirin is a safe and effective treatment for patients with a history of venous thromboembolism.

Fatty Acids in Nuts and Seeds Protect the Heart

Replacing meats and dairy products with nuts and seeds helps reduce risk for heart disease, finds study.

Weight Watchers and Atkins Equally as Effective

There’s little difference between trademarked diet programs, finds new study.

Less Educated Smokers Have Greatest Stroke Risk

Traditional risk factors for stroke are especially dangerous in poorly educated adults, finds study.

Heart Group Says E-Cigarettes Require Strict Regulation

Electronic cigarettes should be included in smoke-free air laws, according to the American Heart Association.

Drop in Hospitalizations for Heart Disease and Stroke

There have been significant improvements in the treatment and prevention of heart disease in the past decade, based on national hospital trends.

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk for Heart Disease

The closer you adhere to a Mediterranean diet, the lower your cardiovascular risk may be, finds Spanish study.

Heart Disease Trends Vary by Race and Gender

Women and African-Americans hit hardest by traditional risk factors for heart disease, finds study.

Folic Acid Deficiency Rare in U.S.

Study finds folic acid deficiency is extremely rare, making routine tests unnecessary in the general population.

All-in-One Pill to Prevent Heart Disease?

A polypill to prevent heart disease has the potential to save millions of lives, according to experts.

Sitting Too Much Diminishes Fitness Level

No matter how much you may exercise, sitting for long periods of time reduces fitness, finds study.

Staying Active and Reducing Sedentary Time Key to Combating Obesity

Study finds that increasing physical activity and limiting sedentary time is the best combination for obesity prevention.

Reducing Risk of Heart Complications During Surgery

New guidelines help doctors and patients make the best possible decisions related to non-cardiac surgery.

Reducing Health Disparities in Hispanics and Latinos

Hispanics in the U.S. face dramatic health disparities, according to a recently-released statement.

Short Runs May Help Adults Live Longer, Healthier Lives

According to a recent study, running just 5-10 minutes a day could have significant health benefits.

Heat Stroke, Not Sudden Cardiac Death, is Top Threat for Marathon Runners

Long distance running involves a slightly increased risk of death, with heat stroke being the main cause, finds study.

Fitness Helps Predict Risk for Heart Disease

Fitness level is an important factor to consider when estimating a person’s 30-year risk of death from heart disease, according to a recent study.

Advances in Diagnosis of Heart Disease in Women

Gender-specific research has led to significant advancements in the diagnosis of heart disease in women, according to a recent statement.

Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women Encouraged to Increase Seafood Consumption

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency recently updated guidelines regarding seafood consumption for pregnant and breastfeeding women.

E-cigarettes Can Help Smokers Quit

E-cigarettes are as effective as the patch in helping smokers quit, finds study.

Heart Events Worsen Outcomes for Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

Study highlights importance of heart disease prevention for patients with chronic kidney disease.

Are Diet Drinks on Par with Water for Losing Weight?

According to a new study, diet beverages could help people lose more weight than drinking water alone.

Phone-Based Support Helps Heart Patients with Depression

Researchers develop simple, cost-effective treatment for heart patients diagnosed with depression or anxiety.

Web-Based Program Helps Patients Improve Heart Health

Not only do Web-based programs help patients lower risk for heart disease, they’re more affordable than traditional counseling, according to study.