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A commonly used stenting procedure to treat plaque build-up in the renal artery appears to offer no significant improvement when added to medication-based therapy, according to results from a National Institutes of Health-funded study. The narrowing and hardening of one or both renal arteries, known as renal artery stenosis, occurs in 1 to 5 percen...
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WHAT: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is more effective than electrocardiography (ECG) at identifying "silent" heart attacks, also known as unrecognized myocardial infarctions, according to a study performed by National Institutes of Health researchers and international colleagues. Overall, the study found that silent heart attacks are more freque...
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Research Feature
Today, many people know that a diet high in saturated fat and cholesterol can lead to clogged arteries and heart attacks , but that was not always common knowledge. The landmark Framingham Heart Study of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), begun in 1948, helped identify the primary risk factors for heart disease. We now know that...