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Calcium Scores, A Simple Screening Test for Heart Disease by Lisa T. Posted Thu 24 Sep 2009 12:00am Today we will have a brief interview with cardiologist Dr. Barry Tedder about calcium scores. Heart disease is the number one cause of death with 1,655,767 deaths in the United States since Jan. 1, 2008. A calcium score is a screening test for heart disease much like the ones for cancer. Many people will die with their first heart attack but ... Read on »
UC Davis Researchers Develop Computer Model For Testing Heart-Disease Drugs by Ed H. Doctor of Pharmacy Posted Thu 01 Sep 2011 5:20pm UC Davis researchers have developed an accurate computer model to test the effects of medications for arrhythmia, or abnormal heart rhythm, before they are used in patients. The new tool — described in the Aug. 31 issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine — will help scientists screen anti-arrhythmia medications early in the drug- ... Read on »
Gold Injections Being Tested For Evaluating Heart Disease by Keep Your Heart Healthy Facebook Posted Wed 18 Aug 2010 5:10pm photo by Salvatore Vuono With only one scan, this new test looks at heart artery plaques with Au-HDL (Au is the element abbreviation for gold).  Doctors may be able to use this new CT to determine if a blockage is likely to rupture in the near future.  Apparently, the gold particles hover around plaque that contains a high percentage ... Read on »
Improved blood test could help to identify those patients with heart disease most at risk of a future heart attack by totalhealth Posted Fri 25 Mar 2011 11:06am Heart attacks could be diagnosed more effectively by using a sensitive test that can measure the protein, troponin, which leaks out of damaged heart cells into the blood stream.The test could also help patients who have already suffered a small heart attack and are at a high risk of dying from a second attack.Scientists at the University of Edinbur ... Read on »
ABI, Blood Tests Help Identify Heart Disease Risk by Northcoast Footcare Facebook Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:06pm 1 Comment The ankle-brachial index (ABI) is one of three tests that may prove valuable in identifying heart disease risk in individuals normally considered at low risk for cardiovascular events. This week, at the 34th annual Society of Interventional Radiology’s meeting, Dr. Timothy Murphy presented research suggesting that low ABI, elevated fibrinogen a ... Read on »
Simple Tests that Can Help Diagnose Developing Heart Disease by Methods of Healing Patient ExpertComplimentary & Alternative Medicine Posted Tue 01 Dec 2009 10:00pm There is plenty of technology at hand to test your cardiovascular system. You may have seen fancy, expensive computerized x-rays that take pictures of the heart with excellent detailing of the blood vessels and the heart muscle itself. However, did you know there are a few simple tests which can help your doctor diagnose potential heart disease a ... Read on »
Hyperemic velocity tests endothelial dysfunction to predict heart disease by Dr. John Z. Medical Doctor Posted Mon 14 Mar 2011 12:00am Endothelial dysfunction (dysfunction of the cells lining blood vessels), as measured by hyperemic velocity, can predict who is at risk for developing coronary heart disease, according to published research led by UCalgary’s Dr. Todd Anderson an ... Read on »
New Test Links Blood Protein to Heart Disease, Diabetes Risk by Medline Plus Posted Tue 07 Dec 2010 4:00pm High levels were also associated with risk of death from all causes By Robert Preidt Tuesday, December 7, 2010 TUESDAY, Dec. 7 (HealthDay News) -- The presence of a certain biomarker in the blood is associated with structural heart disease and increased risk of death from all cause ... Read on »
Blood test could identify smokers at higher risk for heart disease, researchers find by Karen Bastille Health Maven Posted Wed 26 Oct 2011 10:04pm Southwestern Medical Center news release Nearly one in five adults in the U.S. smoke, and smoking-related medical expenses and loss of productivity exceeds $167 billion annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Levels of a lung protein found in the blood of smokers could indicate the ... Read on »
Walking test found to be a useful predictor of future problems in heart disease patients by Dr. John B. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 21 Jun 2012 8:40am Why do doctors insist of checking cholesterol levels and blood pressure in their patients? At least part of the rationale is that these measurements will help identify individuals at heightened risk of things like heart disease and death, and appropriate steps might then be taken to reduce their risk. The value of ‘traditional risk factors’ in ... Read on »