You shouldn’t have to choose between the health of your heart and your bones. Yet, news headlines sparked by studies over the past decade have resulted in a lot of confusion about possible ties between getting too much calcium and an increased risk of heart attack. A new analysis in
Tag: coronary artery calcium
In November 2013, the American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology released new guidelines on management of cardiovascular risks that herald a new approach, with less emphasis on cholesterol numbers and more emphasis on the constellation of factors that determine a person’s risk of heart disease, heart attack and
A $99 Calcium Score Screening Test outperforms other tests as a true indicator of early coronary artery disease, or atherosclerotic heart disease.
Scientists may now better understand at least one way in which coffee could help to protect against cardiovascular disease. A large new Korean study reports that people drinking three to five cups of coffee daily were 41% less likely to show signs of coronary artery calcium than non-coffee drinkers. This
Fruit and Vegetable Smarts
When your mom told you to eat your fruits and vegetables, she may not have known that those foods are good for your brain—but it was good advice in any case. We’ve seen how an overall healthy dietary pattern can help protect against dementia and cognitive decline.
Tea Found to Lower Risk of Heart Attack.
When consumed as part of a heart-healthy diet, tea may slow the progression of coronary artery calcium (CAC) and reduce the risk of heart attack, a study in the American Journal of Medicine (Sept. 15, 2016) has found. The finding is based on
Prescription Drugs Associated With Fracture Risk.
A new study of more than 168,000 Medicare consumers, 84.2 percent of whom were women, and who had suffered a fragility fracture, showed that about 75 percent of patients were using at least one nonopiate drug linked to increased fracture risk in the four months
Another Reason to Take Your BP Meds
For unknown reasons, many patients newly diagnosed with hypertension refuse to take blood pressure medications, or take them sporadically. Now a study in the July 27, 2015 issue of Hypertension found that patients who filled their prescriptions less than 25 percent of the time
Calcium deposits in the arteries of your heart (coronary arteries) are often viewed as precursors to heart disease and a higher risk of heart attack because they can narrow the blood vessels. Coronary artery calcium (CAC) density screenings, though somewhat controversial and not appropriate for all patients, are sometimes used
Key: (month, page no.)
Blood Pressure Control May be Improved with a Second Doctor’s Visit (Jan. 2)
Living Near a Major Road Raises Hypertension Risks (Jan. 7)
Bisphenol A May Increase Blood Pressure (Feb. 2)
New Pulmonary Hypertension Treatments Hold Promise (Feb. 5)
Insomnia May Raise Odds of Developing Hypertension (April 2)
Do You Need