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.

Radiation Could Increase Heart Disease Risk in Breast Cancer Patients

Dosage and location or position of treatment can slightly increase heart disease risk in some women.

First-Ever Trial Comparing Angioplasty Strategies

Study finds that accessing arteries through the wrist for angioplasty is just as safe and effective in women as traditional access point in the leg.

Flu Shot Curbs Cardiovascular Risk

The seasonal flu shot is life-saving for patients at high risk for heart disease.

Is Surgery Safe for Stent Patients?

Study suggests that patients with stents should wait six months to undergo elective surgery to reduce risk of complications.

Comparing Life-Saving Procedures from a Patient Perspective

Trial compares quality of life in diabetic patients undergoing revascularization procedures CABG and PCI.

Exercise as Effective as Medications for Heart Disease and Diabetes

Forget the pills. Study finds exercise helps treat and prevent chronic disease as well as medicine.

Hormone Therapy: Do Risks Outweigh the Benefits?

Study advises against use of hormone therapy for chronic disease prevention, as it may increase long-term health risks.

Chronic Chest Pain Interferes with Work Ability

Study finds chest pain causes many patients to file for disability, regardless of a heart disease diagnosis.

Inflammation Helps Identify Unhealthy Individuals

Study finds that poor metabolic health is associated with inflammation in obese and non-obese patients.

Aspirin Underutilized in Angioplasty Patients

Despite its protective effects, many patients undergoing angioplasty don’t receive aspirin.

Tour de France Riders Live Longer, Study Finds

Elite cyclists live longer and have lower risk of death compared to average adults.

Healthy Obesity: An Oxymoron?

Being more physically fit, having a smaller waistline and having normal blood sugar may help protect some obese individuals from chronic diseases.

Registry Program Sheds Light on Quality of Care

A report on data from the National Cardiovascular Data Registry highlights success stories and areas of improvement in cardiovascular care.

Sudden Cardiac Death Risk Low Among High School Athletes

Study urges against widespread screenings to help prevent sudden cardiac death in young athletes.

More Children Severely Obese than Ever Before

Experts report that 4-6% of children are severely obese, and effective treatments are not well understood.

Does It Cost More to Eat Healthy?

Increased food costs discourage adults from adhering to blood pressure-lowering diet, according to a recent study.

Innovative Anti-Smoking Campaign a Success

First federally funded anti-smoking campaign helps smokers quit with tips from former smokers.

E-Cigarettes: Helping Smokers Quit?

Study finds e-cigarettes are more effective than patches in helping smokers kick the habit for good.

Predicting Risk Among Angioplasty Patients

Study helps estimate the danger patients face when undergoing angioplasty.

More Obese Patients Needing Angioplasty than Ever Before

Younger, morbidly obese patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention are also at greater risk for complications, study finds.

Medication Adherence Lowers Heart Disease Risk

Taking heart medications properly greatly reduces risk for complications and death, study finds.

Caloric Intake of Obese Children is Underestimated

Study uses model to show obese children consume significantly more calories each day than healthy children.

Study Highlights Need For More AEDs

Availability of life-saving devices must be widespread in public places.

Echocardiograms Unnecessary for the General Population

Study finds that a useful heart test has negligible benefit for healthy patients without a family history of heart disease.

Small Restaurants Have Calorie-Packed Items, Too

Meals from non-chain or small-chain restaurants typically have higher calorie content than their fast-food peers.

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