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Women Often Unaware of Stroke Risk

A survey shows many women who are at risk for stroke are unable to identify many of the risk factors for stroke.

How Can You Lower Your Cholesterol?

If you have high cholesterol, cholesterol lowering drugs and treatments can help you reduce your lipids and reduce your risk of heart disease.

ECG Abnormalities and Stroke Incidence

ECG plays an important role in detection of several stroke risk predictors including atrial fibrillation and left ventricular hypertrophy. What other gems can we glean from ECGs?

Orthomolecular Therapy & Treatment for High Cholesterol

Orthomolecular therapy, also known as megavitamin therapy, is based on the theory that if you take large doses of natural nutrients (typically much higher than considered medically necessary), such as vitamins and other supplemental nutritional molecules, tailored to your personal biochemistry, it w

Drug May Aid Aspirin After Ministroke

Researchers have spotted a drug combination (aspirin and the antiplatelet drug dipyridamole) that may help survivors of ministrokes and minor strokes.

How to Determine Heart Rate on an ECG

It is a relatively easy process to determine the heart rate by correctly reading an ECG chart. Once you have correctly identified the waves, you can quickly and efficiently determine the heart rate. Accurately follow the steps outlined below to master this straightforward process.

How do I Know If the Implanted Demand Pacemaker Is Working?

There are two main types of pacemakers, one of which is the demand pacemaker. A demand pacemaker works by monitoring your heartbeat and emitting electrical pulses to correct a heartbeat that is too slow or too fast. While your doctor will check the function of the device several times every year, yo

How to Use Food to Increase HDL Levels

Since the 1960s, cholesterol has been vilified as heart disease fodder. High-density lipoproteins (HDL)--the "good" cholesterol--scavenges excess cholesterol in the blood and conveniently returns it to the liver for disposal. Low HDL cholesterol has been linked to heart disease.The higher the HDL le

Interobserver Reliability of Echocardiography in PE

This study found considerable differences in the interobserver reproducibility of echocardiographic findings in patients with pulmonary embolism. Which measurement was the least user dependant?

Stroke as a Cause of Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's disease is a slow progression of tremor, rigidity, bradykinesia (slow movements) and difficulties keeping a normal posture. The symptoms of Parkinson's disease can be caused by several disease processes, one of which is stroke. Read on and learn how a stroke can cause what is k

Does Smoking Raise Cholesterol?

Cholesterol is a naturally occurring substance in blood that is an important part of cell formation, hormone production and other bodily functions. However, in elevated amounts, it is dangerous, and even deadly. Smoking has indeed been shown to raise low-density lipoprotein (LDL)--the bad cholestero

Asthma & Heart Rate in Children

A study published by the University of Florida Health Science Center in 1999 showed the variety of factors that indicate severity of asthma exacerbation, including elevated heart rate. Heart rate is variable based on age, with normal heart rate for children between 1 year and 10 years being 70 to 12