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Study: Any amount of calcified plaque raises risk of heart disease

Even a small amount of calcified coronary plaque in people under the age of 50 is strongly associated with an increased risk of developing coronary heart disease over the following decade, according to a new study led by a Vanderbilt...

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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Charlie Cleveland can still work on the old cars he loves because he got a jump start when his heart failed last fall. The 69-year-old of Itawamba County, Mississippi, went into sudden cardiac arrest two days after coming home from the hospital following a pair of heart...

source: Daily Journal

Middle-aged adults who use recreational amphetamines like "speed," "ecstasy" or "ice" may develop a prematurely aging heart and experience health problems normally associated with older people, a recent study suggests. People may crave the euphoric feelings produced by amphetamines,...

source: Reuters

People living in areas with winter snow may need to think twice before shoveling after a heavy snowstorm. According to a new study, snowfall is associated with a higher risk of hospital admission for heart attack, or myocardial...

source: Science Daily

A new study found that nearly all of about 400,000 employees at large companies nationwide face increased risk of heart disease and stroke from obesity, high blood pressure, poor diet and other risk factors. The findings, published...

source: American Heart Association

All cholesterol is not equal. It comes in healthy and unhealthy forms, and doctors have long advised people to cut back on the bad cholesterol, LDL, found in red meats and fried foods. The good kind, HDL, pulls out the LDL that builds up on blood vessel walls and raises...

source: TIME

Even a small amount of calcified coronary plaque in people under...

source: By Lynn Hetzler

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