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  • Blood type associated with risk

    Blood type associated with risk

    If you have type O blood, you may have a lower risk of developing coronary artery disease than people with other blood types. Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health looked at two long-term studies involving 27,400 men and 62,000 women, and correlated their heart health with their blood type. As published in the […]

  • Bypass or angioplasty with stenting: How do you choose?

    Bypass or angioplasty with stenting: How do you choose?

    Photo: Thinkstock It’s your doctor’s call, but it’s good to understand, and to weigh, your options. Your heart doesn’t just pump blood—it needs blood to survive. So when blocked coronary arteries threaten the heart’s blood supply, something must be done. There are two main approaches. Angioplasty plus stenting. A small balloon wrapped in a collapsed […]

  • Ask the doctor: Carotid artery narrowing

    Ask the doctor: Carotid artery narrowing

    Q. During a recent appointment, my cardiologist heard a sound in my neck and sent me for an ultrasound, which showed a narrowing in my carotid artery. The doctor said this means I’m at risk for a stroke. Because I’m already taking all the right medicines, his only recommendation was getting another ultrasound in a […]

  • Ask the doctor: Understanding conflicting test results

    Ask the doctor: Understanding conflicting test results

    Q. The results of my recent stress test indicated I may have blockages in my coronary arteries. However, when I followed up with a cardiac catheterization, my arteries looked clear. How can that be? A. A stress test is an excellent first step when looking for heart disease. It is especially useful in people who […]

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