Cardiovascular Health : Health & Medical
A survey shows many women who are at risk for stroke are unable to identify many of the risk factors for stroke.
What do you think is wrong with this patient? This is the 2nd in a series of of 4 medical student challenge questions.
If you have high cholesterol, cholesterol lowering drugs and treatments can help you reduce your lipids and reduce your risk of heart disease.
Omega 3 fatty acids can help lower your lipids, particularly triglycerides, and improve your heart health.
New research confirms that the surgical procedure known as deep-brain stimulation is a more effective treatment for many patients with Parkinson's disease than drug therapy alone.
Researchers have spotted a drug combination (aspirin and the antiplatelet drug dipyridamole) that may help survivors of ministrokes and minor strokes.
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
Mitral regurgitation (MR) after mitral valve repair is assessed by transesophageal echocardiography. What's the clinical significance of mild residual MR for the early outcome of patients post-repair?
Less is more when it comes to using aspirin to prevent stroke, according to a new study led by Harvard researcher Hiroyasu Iso, MD, and published in the September issue of Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association.
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
This study found considerable differences in the interobserver reproducibility of echocardiographic findings in patients with pulmonary embolism. Which measurement was the least user dependant?
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
The author discusses how consent procedures should be adapted to match a patients' degree of involvement in the decision and capacity to understand in light of how things are in the real world.
Additional ablations beyond pulmonary vein isolation may only be necessary for persistent atrial fibrillation.
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
According to the Food and Drug Administration, an artificial heart is a two pound device that is implanted in an individual's chest after the removal of a diseased heart. The artificial heart contains both an electrical unit and a battery. An individual with an artificial heart can rely...