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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:04 PM
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Study links fat in bloodstream to heart disease

Study links fat in bloodstream to heart disease

Wednesday, July 6, 2005; Posted: 11:19 p.m. EDT (03:19 GMT)




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Manage Alerts | What Is This? (AP) -- New research gives the first solid evidence that a type of fat in the bloodstream can trigger the earliest steps that lead to clogged blood vessels, the top cause of heart attacks.



Scientists have long suspected that one such factor might be oxidized phospholipids, a type of fat that's a major component of LDL or "bad cholesterol."


Tsimikas studied 504 people being tested for clogged arteries. Among those 60 or younger, people with the highest levels of oxidized phospholipids were three times more likely to have blockages than those with the lowest levels.

Those who had high phospholipids and high cholesterol were at even greater risk. Getting a measurement of the level of this fat must be done separately from tests for total cholesterol and LDL.


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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:16 PM
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1. NEWS FLASH: Sun to rise in east tomorrow nt
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fshrink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:18 PM
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11. No no...
Study shows that sun will rise in the East tomorrow!
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:16 PM
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2. Got a link?
It would help.

It's also a requirement for LBN.

Thanks for the heads-up, though!

--p!
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:24 PM
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4. Link...sorry, I forgot
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:23 PM
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3. Alcohol in bloodstream linked to being drunk. nt
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420inTN Donating Member (803 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:26 PM
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5. Oxygen in blood stream related to respiriation n/t
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Robeson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:33 PM
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6. No shit.
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brentspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-06-05 11:42 PM
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7. However, even a good cholesterol result
doesn't mean one will avoid having a heart attack. Only an angiogram can provide a definitive diagnosis.
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greenman3610 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 03:10 AM
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8. I was working in a cardiac unit,
had a guy come in, 23 years old,
built like an athlete,
cholesterol of 140 something.
Had 90 percent blockage of some
critical arteries.

there's more to it than cholesterol.
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:08 PM
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9. Yikes! That is a very scary story indeed.
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reprobate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 01:24 PM
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12. The latest technology IVUS is more accurate than the angiogram.


Intra Venous Ultra Sound sends a miniature ultrasound probe into the arteries like the angiogram does with the wire lead, and it then does an ultrasound picture of the artery, including the inner and outer walls, and the lumen, the actual opening in the artery. It also shows the size and placement of the blockage.

One thing that's open to inaccuracies in the angiogram is that the artery will grow in width as the clog increases.

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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-07-05 12:11 PM
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10. Presidope Bush linked to chaos, destruction, economic ruin and fear.
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