coronary disease


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coronary disease

[′kär·ə‚ner·ē di′zēz]
(medicine)
Any condition that reduces the flow of blood to the heart muscles.
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Researchers said that people used to think that if someone had coronary disease, they would eventually have a heart attack.
Leiter said the misleading 1998 result that launched the risk-equivalent canard may have happened because the study was in Finland, a country with a high rate of coronary disease (and, he could have added, lots of people with high LDL levels).
Bainey's passion for heart health in this population group started when he first became a cardiologist and found out that South Asians - immigrants or their descendants from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh - who have coronary disease typically present at a younger age, live with more severe disease and have a higher mortality.
The researchers performed several other analyses of mortality rates during follow-up to assess the interaction of mortality risk and PTSD across the spectrum of coronary disease.
Further research, he notes, could eventually show that Zetia can help reduce the risk of coronary disease.
BACKGROUND Antioxidant vitamins are commonly used in patients with coronary disease, but benefits have not been demonstrated.
Results: After adjustment for the effect of age, the incidence of coronary disease declined by 31% from the two-year period 1980-1982 to the two-year period 1992-1994.
Scots scientist Professor Jill Belch, who is leading the research, said: "More women than men die from heart disease and, once women have coronary disease, the outlook for recovery is poorer.
For example, the antioxidant vitamins -- C, E, and several carotenoids -- may prevent coronary disease by inhibiting the oxidation of LDL cholesterol.
Although most studies reported a reduced risk of coronary disease in light and moderate drinkers, estimates of the coronary risk in heavy drinkers varied considerably.
Global Markets Direct's, 'Coronary Disease - Pipeline Review, H2 2012', provides an overview of the Coronary Disease therapeutic pipeline.
1 killer, the combination of coronary disease and stroke is about to fall below cancer as the nation's top cause of mortality.