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9/11 First Responders May Face Greater Heart Risks

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Exposure to toxic dust cloud might lead to hardening of the arteries, study suggests

TUESDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) -- First responders who were exposed to the dust cloud during and immediately following the New York City terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, may be at increased risk for heart disease, experts warn.

Those Ground Zero workers who got there first may have breathed in even more of this toxic dust than those who came on the scene after Sept. 13, and may be at greater risk for heart...

Exposure to toxic dust cloud might lead to hardening of the arteries, study suggests

TUESDAY, Nov. 15 (HealthDay News) -- First responders who were exposed to the dust cloud during and immediately following the New York City terror...

Carotid Endarterectomy

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Many Young Adults Unaware They're Developing Heart Disease

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THURSDAY, Oct. 27 (HealthDay News) -- A new study warns that many young adults have undetected thickening of the arteries -- or atherosclerosis -- which can lead to heart disease, stroke and death.

Researchers examined 84 young men and 84 young women, aged 18 to 35, with no known cardiovascular disease or risk factors such as diabetes, smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol or family history of premature heart disease.

Even though the participants had none of these traditional...

Environmental Toxins Linked to Hardening of Arteries

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Certain pollutants, even if banned, can still linger and cause damage to major heart vessels, study says

TUESDAY, Oct. 11 (HealthDay News) -- Environmental pollutants such as dioxins, PCBs and pesticides are associated with hardening of the arteries (atherosclerosis), according to a new study.

Atherosclerosis is the major underlying cause of cardiovascular diseases, which are the most common cause of death in industrialized countries, said the researchers at Uppsala University in...

Calcified Plaque in Arteries May Pose Stroke, Dementia Risk

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American Heart Association Rapid Access Journal Report

August 25, 2011

Study Highlights:Calcium build-up in blood vessels outside the brain may be associated with brain changes linked to future risk of dementia and stroke.The results may help understand how atherosclerosis affects brain function and ultimately the risk of developing dementia and stroke.

DALLAS, Aug. 25, 2011 — Greater calcium build-up in blood vessels outside the brain may...