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Estrogen Therapy in Early Menopause May Help Keep Arteries Clear

News Picture: AHA News: Estrogen Therapy in Early Menopause May Help Keep Arteries Clear

TUESDAY, March 3, 2020 (American Heart Association News) — Taking an estrogen pill early in menopause could slow the progress of fatty buildups in the neck arteries, according to new research. The preliminary study, presented Tuesday at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions in …

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Secondhand Smoke in Childhood Thickens Arteries

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WEDNESDAY, March 5, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Secondhand smoke causes irreversible damage to children’s arteries and puts them at increased risk for heart attack and stroke later in life, a new study says. Researchers looked at more than 3,700 adults in Australia and Finland, and found that those exposed to …

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Popular Diet Plans Can Unclog Arteries

Switching to Water, Diet Drinks Linked to Modest Weight Loss

Latest Diet & Weight Management News By Ed EdelsonHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, March 1 (HealthDay News) — Any one of three heart-healthy diets — low-fat, low-carbohydrate, Mediterranean — can reverse the thickening of artery walls that can lead to heart attack and stroke, an Israeli study indicates. “Once one …

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Babies Born to Obese Women Show Thicker Arteries: Study

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WEDNESDAY, Feb. 27 (HealthDay News) — Infants born to obese women typically have a thickening of a key heart vessel that seems tied to their mom’s excess weight, a new study shows. The walls of a major heart vessel, the aorta, are already thicker in these babies than is seen …

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Surgery, Stents Equally Effective for Opening Neck Arteries: Study

News Picture: Surgery, Stents Equally Effective for Opening Neck Arteries: Study

Latest Prevention & Wellness News THURSDAY, Feb. 18, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Surgery to open narrowed neck arteries and stenting to keep the arteries open are equally safe and effective at reducing stroke risk, a new study reveals. About 5 percent to 10 percent of all strokes in …

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No Need to Screen All Adults for Clogged Neck Arteries, Experts Say

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MONDAY, Feb. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Adults in the general population should not be screened for narrowing of the neck arteries, according to a draft recommendation from the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF). Narrowing of the neck arteries, formally called “carotid artery stenosis,” reduces blood flow to …

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For Women, Blocked Arteries Not the Only Trigger for Heart Attacks

News Picture: For Women, Blocked Arteries Not the Only Trigger for Heart Attacks

FRIDAY, Feb. 23, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women don’t need to have blocked arteries to experience a heart attack, a new study points out. Blocked arteries are a main cause of heart attack in men, according to researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. They found, though, that about …

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CT Scans Deemed Best for Checking Heart Arteries

Depression Linked to Early Heart Disease

By Ed EdelsonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Feb. 2 (HealthDay News) –When a doctor wants to assess the condition of heart arteries without putting a gadget into those blood vessels, the X-ray technology called computed tomography — more commonly called a CT scan — is better than magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, …

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