March 6, 2006 |
YOU care about your heart, so you don't smoke, you eat a healthful diet and you exercise regularly. Maybe you should also lay off the negativity and controlling comments when you talk to your spouse. A three-year study of older married couples conducted by psychologists from the University of Utah has found a link between the quality of relationships and atherosclerosis, or the narrowing of the arteries that carry blood to the heart.
April 10, 2003 |
For the first time, researchers have linked the hardening of arteries to blood clots in veins, a finding that could trigger new research in the effort to prevent the blockages that kill thousands of people each year. Italian researchers found patients hospitalized with unexplained deep-vein clots were nearly 2 1/2 times more likely to also have hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis, than patients with deep-vein clots attributed to other health problems.
December 22, 1999 |
In what she acknowledges as the worst thing that ever happened to her during a 60-year career as dancer, choreographer, teacher and arts advocate, 83-year-old California dance matriarch Bella Lewitzky has lost her right leg to a long-term arterial disease. The amputation took place Oct. 27 at Lovelace Medical Center in Albuquerque, where Lewitzky and her husband, Newell Taylor Reynolds, had moved following the disbanding of her internationally known Southland modern dance company in 1997.
August 26, 1997 |
Middle-age men who feel hopeless or think of themselves as failures may develop atherosclerosis, the narrowing of the arteries that leads to heart attacks and strokes, faster than their more optimistic counterparts, researchers report. People who expressed high levels of despair had a 20% greater increase in atherosclerosis over four years, according to a report in the August issue of the American Heart Assn. journal Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology.
April 7, 1993 |
In a surprising discovery, UCLA researchers have found that atherosclerosis, better known as hardening of the arteries, may arise in part through the formation of bone in the arteries. The finding, reported today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, could open the door to new therapies to prevent atherosclerosis, which is treated by controlling intake of cholesterol and fats, said Dr. Linda Demer, associate chief of cardiology at the UCLA School of Medicine.
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September 23, 1991 |
Another study of transgenic mice has provided the first direct proof that high-density lipoproteins--HDL, the so-called "good cholesterol"--can protect against atherosclerosis, the buildup of fatty deposits in blood vessels. Such buildups clog the vessels, producing heart attacks.