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 Aggressive Blood Pressure Treatment in All Adults with Diabetes

Intensive blood pressure treatment isn't just for high-risk patients with type 2 diabetes.

Red and Processed Meats Increase Risk for Heart Disease

Not all animal products threaten heart health, finds European study of 500,000 adults.
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Imaging Scans for Cancer Provide Useful Information About Heart Health

Life-saving information about cardiovascular risk is overlooked about half of the time.

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Study Links a Hearty Breakfast and Less TV to Healthier Arteries

Greek study finds adults who ate a high-energy breakfast and spent less time on the sofa had healthier arteries.

Nuts May Lower Risk of Heart Disease and Death in Diabetics

A study of U.S. health professionals found significant benefit from eating five or more servings of nuts a week.

Study Links E-Cigarettes to Heart Attacks, Heart Disease and Depression

U.S. survey study links e-cigarette use to increased risk for heart problems and a host of other health issues.

Study Links Diet Drinks to Increased Risk of Stroke and Heart Disease

Drinking two or more diet drinks a day increases heart risks for women, study finds.

Latest Statistics Say Nearly Half of Americans Have Some Form of Heart Disease

An annual report from the American Heart Association explains the rise in heart disease rates and emphasizes prevention.

Experts Highlight the Strong Link Between Depression and Heart Disease

Given high rates of depression among heart patients, experts encourage better screening and treatment for mental health.

Experts Address Safety of Heart Medications During Pregnancy

The use of heart medications takes careful consideration between women and their providers, explain experts.

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. 

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