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.
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, 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
Omega 3 fatty acids can help lower your lipids, particularly triglycerides, and improve your heart health.
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?
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 only certain way to tell the gender of an unborn child is through amniocentesis. However, there are a number of myths on ways to predict the gender of a baby while a woman is pregnant.
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
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