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Article ID: 548642

Younger Men With Erectile Dysfunction at Double Risk of Heart Disease

Mayo Clinic

Men who experience erectile dysfunction between the ages of 40 and 49 are twice as likely to develop heart disease than men without dysfunction, according to a new Mayo Clinic study.

2-Feb-2009 11:10 AM EST

Article ID: 548563

Transition Program Aims to Provide Life-Long Cardiac Care for Adolescents with Congenital Heart Disease

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Congenital heart disease (CHD) "“ being born with a heart defect "“ is the most common birth defect in the United States affecting one out of every 120 babies. Because of major advances in medical and surgical care, more than 90 percent of these patients are living into adulthood. Today, there are more than one million adults living with CHD, and less than 5 percent of them are receiving the specialized cardiac care they need.

2-Feb-2009 12:00 AM EST

Article ID: 548515

Toward a Urine Test for Diagnosing Heart Disease

American Chemical Society (ACS)

Researchers in Australia are reporting an advance toward the first urine test for diagnosing coronary artery disease (CAD), the condition responsible for most of the 1.5 million heart attacks that occur in the United States each year. The test could save lives in the future by allowing earlier diagnosis and monitoring of the disease, which is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States, the researchers say.

28-Jan-2009 4:00 PM EST

Article ID: 548475

Is Rapid Transition Through Menopause Linked to Earlier Onset of Heart Disease?


An evaluation of 203 women as part of the multifaceted Los Angeles Atherosclerosis Study (LAAS) found that those who transitioned more quickly through menopause were at increased risk for a higher rate of progression of "preclinical atherosclerosis" "“ narrowing of arteries caused by the thickening of their walls.

27-Jan-2009 3:30 PM EST
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    12-Jan-2009 4:00 PM EST

Article ID: 547986

Researchers Find Roughly Half of Healthy, Younger Adults Could be at Risk for Heart Disease

UT Southwestern Medical Center

Even younger adults who have few short-term risk factors for heart disease may have a higher risk of developing heart disease over their lifetimes, according to new findings by a UT Southwestern Medical Center researcher.

10-Jan-2009 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 547853

Traditional Risk Assessment Tools Do Not Accurately Predict Coronary Heart Disease

American Roentgen Ray Society (ARRS)

The Framingham and National Cholesterol Education Program tools, NCEP, do not accurately predict coronary heart disease, according to a study performed at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, CT.

6-Jan-2009 6:00 PM EST
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    23-Dec-2008 4:00 PM EST

Article ID: 547558

Skipping Sleep May Signal Problems for Coronary Arteries

University of Chicago Medical Center

One extra hour of sleep per night appears to decrease the risk of coronary artery calcification, an early step down the path to cardiovascular disease. Calcified arteries were found in 27 percent of those who slept less than five hours a night, 11 percent of those who slept five to seven hours and six percent of those who slept more than seven hours a night.

18-Dec-2008 10:00 AM EST

Article ID: 546981

Fruit Fly Research May Lead to Better Understanding of Human Heart Disease

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Researchers at the Burnham Institute for Medical Research (Burnham) have shown in both fruit flies and humans that genes involved in embryonic heart development are also integral to adult heart function. The study, led by Rolf Bodmer, Ph.D., was published in Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences.

1-Dec-2008 8:50 PM EST

Article ID: 546642

Best Holiday Gift for Parents with Heart Disease: Health Advocacy

Johns Hopkins University Press

Elderly heart patients who have a strong support system--particularly spouses or adult children who help them make informed choices--are better able to stay positive, tolerate medication side effects, and recover after surgery than those who go it alone.

19-Nov-2008 4:25 PM EST

Article ID: 546522

'Let the Sunshine In' to Protect Your Heart This Winter

Loyola University Health System

The temperature might not be the only thing plummeting this winter. Many people also will experience a decrease in their vitamin D levels, which can play a role in heart disease, according to a new review article in Circulation.

17-Nov-2008 11:55 AM EST

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