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Macrophages can eat up to 70 dead cells a day, preventing atherosclerosis. A new CUMC study finds that mitochondria play a critical role in the process.
Smoking counteracts the effect of a gene that normally protects against heart disease, according to a new study.
A major international study has found that drug-eluting stents are as effective as surgery for many patients with a blockage in the left main coronary artery.
After a stent procedure or heart bypass surgery, patients who adhered to their medical therapy had better outcomes than nonadherent patients, according to a new study.
- May 25, 2016
A large study found a positive correlation between traffic-related air pollution and the amount of calcium deposited in the coronary arteries.
- August 13, 2015
Columbia researcher Jon Giles has published research showing a link between atherosclerosis and depressive symptoms, stress, anxiety, anger, and lack of social support in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
- February 18, 2015
Nanometer-sized “drones” that deliver a special type of healing molecule to fat deposits in arteries could become a new way to prevent heart attacks caused by atherosclerosis.
- May 7, 2013
Type 1 diabetes appears to increase the risk of heart disease, the leading cause of death among people with high blood sugar, partly by stimulating production of a protein that sparks an inflammatory process.
- March 18, 2013
Study finds tiny, targeted drug particles may be effective in treating chronic diseases
- December 21, 2012
New study may help inform the design of anti-atherosclerosis vaccines
- October 8, 2012
New link found between high-fat diet and atherosclerosis
- August 6, 2012
The observed association between periodontitis and atherosclerotic vascular disease cannot be attributed solely to the recognized common risk factors.
- January 5, 2011
Enterobacter Hormaechei – Normally Associated with Pneumonia and Sepsis – Found in Excised Atherosclerotic Plaque Tissue