Coronary Artery Disease

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 coronary artery disease. 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.

Study Supports Enhanced Screening Prior to Invasive Heart Disease Imaging

Better screening could reduce unnecessary tests and procedures in patients being evaluated for heart disease, study finds.

The Importance of Promoting Heart Health in Early Childhood

Experts encourage early adoption of healthy habits to reduce cardiovascular risk later in life.

Mediterranean Diet Reduces Risk for Heart Events in Women

Study finds that the Mediterranean diet reduces cardiovascular risk by minimizing inflammation, controlling blood sugar and promoting a healthy weight.

Study Supports BMI as a Screening Tool for Heart Health

The simple ratio of height to weight can identify young adults with increased health risks.

Women with Heart Disease Report Worse Treatment and Patient Satisfaction Than Men

Women are less likely to be taking preventive medicines and seek care at the ER more frequently.

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Two Daily Servings of Dairy Helps Reduce Risk for Heart Disease

Global study finds that consumption of milk, cheese and yogurt helps reduce cardiovascular risk, regardless of fat content.

Optimism and Happiness Aid in Heart Disease Prevention

Health promotion series highlights the importance of positive thinking for improving heart health.

Heart-Healthy Lifestyle Helps Prevent Dementia

French study finds that seven factors related to heart health could reduce risk for dementia and cognitive decline.

Mammograms Could Help Screen For Heart Disease

Calcification in the breasts and low bone density may identify women at increased risk for heart disease, study finds.

Children Should Avoid Diet Drinks, Advise Experts

Experts can’t say with certainty that artificially sweetened drinks are safe, based on a recent advisory from the American Heart Association.

Multivitamins Don't Protect Against Heart Disease, Study Shows

A review of 18 studies concludes that multivitamins have no cardiovascular benefits. 


The Bottom Line on Added Sugars, Energy Drinks and Other Controversial Foods

The American College of Cardiology's prevention council issues an updated guide on controversial foods to help define a heart-healthy diet.

Study Confirms the Heart-Health Benefits of a Mediterranean Diet

A second analysis reconfirms the results of a Spanish study demonstrating that a Mediterranean diet including olive oil and nuts can reduce heart risks. 

Health Literacy is Critical to Heart Disease Prevention

An American Heart Association statement addresses health literacy as a barrier to heart health. 

Loneliness is Bad for the Heart

A lack of social support is linked to poorer health outcomes in heart patients.

No Such Thing as Healthy Obesity

Both weight and metabolic health are key to preventing heart disease. 

South Asians Face Increased Risk for Heart Disease

Experts issue a statement focusing on the prevention and treatment of risk factors for heart disease for South Asians in the United States.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids in Seafood Help Prevent Heart Disease

The American Heart Association recommends 1–2 servings of fish per week to help prevent heart disease. 

OB/GYNs are Critical to Helping Fight Heart Disease in Women

Experts ask obstetricians and gynecologists to help educate their patients about heart disease.

Calculations of Cardiovascular Risk are Outdated, Study Finds

New Zealand study finds current tools greatly overestimate 5–year risk of developing heart disease.

Advances in an Alternative Procedure to Open Heart Surgery

Recent medical statement highlights the evolution of percutaneous coronary intervention and for which heart patients it is most appropriate.

Living Near Fast Food is Associated with Greater Risk for Heart Disease

Dutch study links easy access to fast food and increased risk for heart disease.

Experts Encourage Routine Screening for Physical Inactivity

Making the case that health care providers should ask patients about activity levels to identify those at risk for heart disease.

Understanding the Long-Term Effects of Childhood Obesity

Some of the health effects of childhood obesity are reversible with early weight loss, study finds.

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