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.

Belly Fat Increases Cardiovascular Risk

Do you have a healthy BMI? Where we carry weight may determine our health more accurately than our BMI suggests.

Mediterranean Diet Lowers Cardiovascular Risk

According to a recent study, the Mediterranean diet, which is full of healthy fats, lowered the risk of heart attack, stroke and death by about 30% among middle-aged adults.

Southern Diet Explains the 'Stroke Belt'

A new study finds that a Southern-style diet filled with fried foods, processed meats and sugary drinks can increase stroke risk.

Do Financial Conflicts of Interest Impact Study Results?

According to a recent study, funding sources and conflicts of interest have no impact on the outcome of medical studies and trials.

Calcium Supplements May Increase Cardiovascular Risk in Men

While more research is needed, new findings show how calcium supplements could affect heart health in men.

CABG Superior to PCI in Patients with Diabetes

PCI is still risky for patients with diabetes, even with drug-eluting stents.

Optimal Risk Profile Delays Heart Disease

Lifetime risk for heart disease is high, but can be minimized with cardiovascular risk reduction.

High Stress Jobs May Increase Risk for Heart Disease

Stress is a well-known risk factor for heart disease.

HIV Increases Inflammation and Risk for Heart Disease

HIV is now viewed as a chronic condition that can be controlled through medications and healthy lifestyle choices.
Treating Restenosis in Patients with Stents

Treating Restenosis in Patients with Stents

Restenosis is the re-narrowing of the arteries after angioplasty. Comparing treatment options for restenosis shows that a drug-eluting stent is a safe and effective procedure.

Did Mummies Have Heart Disease Too?

Heart disease was common in Ancient Egypt, possibly due to genes and poor diet.

Studies Paint Mixed Picture of World's Health

Heart disease is a main concern for both the U.S. and world.