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Inflammation worse for the heart than cholesterol

...arteries, the standard theory through the modern era of cardiology. "The implications of this are enormous," says Dr. Paul Ridker of Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital. "It means we have an entire other way of treating, targeting and preventing...
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New diagnostic tool promising for heart patients

...pain, but conventional tests see no sign of trouble. In the first study, Harvard Medical School cardiologist Dr. Paul Ridker and colleagues tested blood, taken from apparently healthy postmenopausal women participating in the hospital's Women's...
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Repeated infections may boost risk for heart disease

...certain wide-ranging antibiotics have a reduced risk of suffering a heart attack, or repeat heart attacks. But Dr. Paul Ridker, the director of the Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston and who...
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Floss or die: Bad gums linked to heart disease, premature births

...As cardiologists, we don't talk much about gum disease, but maybe we are the ones who are wrong," says Dr. Paul Ridker, who directed that study. Proving that gum disease really is to blame will be difficult. For one thing, heart disease...
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Study: inflammation is only a moderate predictor of heart disease

...evidence that this inexpensive blood test works, we are at risk of moving backward rather than forward," said Dr. Paul Ridker of Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Doctors can screen for low-level inflammation in the bloodstream...
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Study finds possible new culprit in heart disease

...Americans suffer from some kind of cardiovascular illness. It leads all diseases in killing about 950,000 a year. Dr. Paul Ridker, a cardiologist at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, said the findings, combined with the results of a second...
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