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Stiff arteries alone can cause high BP: Study

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 28, 2014, 16:52

In what could open a new debate on what actually causes high blood pressure, a team of scientists have suggested that stiff arteries can be the main culprit.

Women who eat fruits, vegetables have healthier arteries

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 20:07

A new study suggests that women who ate a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables as young adults were much less likely to have plaque build-up in their arteries 20 years later, compared with those who consumed lower amounts of these foods.

3D-printed replica for a safe liver transplant created

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 18:07

The 3D-printed liver replicas, made of transparent material threaded with coloured arteries and veins, could help surgeons prevent complications while performing liver transplants or removing tumours, a path-breaking research shows.

Passive smoking causes irreversible damage to kids` arteries

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 05, 2014, 11:45

Exposure to second-hand smoke in childhood causes irreversible damage to children`s arteries - increasing their risk of heart attacks or strokes.

New device provides live 3-D images from inside blood vessels

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 13:46

Scientists have developed a catheter-based device that provides real-time 3-D imaging from inside the heart, coronary arteries and blood vessels.

Here`s how good cholesterol turns bad

Last Updated: Monday, January 27, 2014, 18:32

In path-breaking research, scientists have discovered how the good cholesterol in the body becomes dysfunctional and loses its cardio-protective properties - leading to clogging and hardening of the arteries.

Mediterranean diet may be good for leg arteries, too

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 09:36

People who eat a Mediterranean diet high in olive oil or nuts may reduce their likelihood of developing clogged leg arteries, according to new research from Spain.

First ever retrograde gene therapy performed on human heart

Last Updated: Sunday, December 01, 2013, 16:35

An Indian origin surgeon has performed a historic first retrograde gene therapy, a novel procedure designed to deliver stem cells to the heart to repair damaged muscle and arteries.

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