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Optimization of Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Blockade During Percutaneo

Optimization of Glycoprotein IIb/IIIa Blockade During Percutaneo

One-year results of the TARGET study revealed a disparity between early periprocedural MI and late mortality after PCI.......[Read More]
What Causes High Triglycerides Count?

What Causes High Triglycerides Count?

Lipid disorder consists of high blood cholesterol and triglycerides. High blood pressure consists of high density lipoprotein (HDL) called "good" cholesterol and low density lipoprotein (LDL) known as "bad" cholesterol. Triglycerides describe the type of fat found in a person's blood. Although an i......[Read More]
Carotid Plaque Surface Irregularities and Cerebrovascular Symptoms

Carotid Plaque Surface Irregularities and Cerebrovascular Symptoms

This study used a novel method to measure surface irregularities from ultrasound images of carotid artery plaques. Did these correlate with ipsilateral hemispheric cerebrovascular symptoms?......[Read More]
What Is the Normal Pulse Rate for Men?

What Is the Normal Pulse Rate for Men?

Your pulse rate is the number of times your heart beats per minute. And while pulse rates vary from person to person, they are influenced by factors such as age and fitness level. There is also a slight difference in rates by gender, as men tend to have a slightly lower resting and maximum heart rat......[Read More]
Magic Marker: New Clue for Stroke Risk Found

Magic Marker: New Clue for Stroke Risk Found

People who have increased levels of a protein linked to diabetes may be at increased risk for stroke, even if they have no other stroke risk factors and no diabetes, a Swedish study suggests.......[Read More]
Identifying Determinants to Tailor Aspirin Therapy

Identifying Determinants to Tailor Aspirin Therapy

What effects do different low dose aspirin regimens show when compared to once-daily higher dose regimens?......[Read More]
About Heart Rate Monitors

About Heart Rate Monitors

Heart rate monitors can be a useful addition to any exercise routine, and they offer benefits for beginning exercisers to professional athletes. Heart rate monitors allow the user to track pulse rate, either on demand or continuously, and can provide valuable insight into the effectiveness of a work......[Read More]
Depression After Stroke Is Treatable, Study Finds

Depression After Stroke Is Treatable, Study Finds

It's easy to feel that if you're depressed after a stroke, it's only natural. And there's not too much you can do about it, right? Wrong, say researchers from Iowa and Tokyo.......[Read More]
Integrated Natriuretic Peptide and Echo-Guided HF Management

Integrated Natriuretic Peptide and Echo-Guided HF Management

This review explores the utility of natriuretic peptides as biomarkers in heart failure, and outlines the potential of a cardiovascular ultrasound-based approach for personalized treatment.......[Read More]
Ex-Baseball Star Kirk Gibson Has Parkinson's Disease

Ex-Baseball Star Kirk Gibson Has Parkinson's Disease

The movement disorder often leads to trembling, slowed movement, poor balance and coordination......[Read More]
10 Questions to Ask your Doctor about Parkinson's Disease

10 Questions to Ask your Doctor about Parkinson's Disease

If you've just been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, here are some questions you should consider asking your doctor.......[Read More]
Homocysteine Levels and Stroke

Homocysteine Levels and Stroke

High homocysteine levels may lead to stroke in people with existing heart disease.......[Read More]
Imaging Predicts Outcome of Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

Imaging Predicts Outcome of Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation

Evaluating cardiac nervous activity using scintigraphy may be useful for predicting outcomes in patients undergoing AF ablation.......[Read More]
What Is a Head CT?

What Is a Head CT?

Learn the definition of the term head CT......[Read More]
Yoga Improves Balance After Stroke

Yoga Improves Balance After Stroke

Starting yoga even long after a stroke may help improve the balance of stroke survivors, a study shows.......[Read More]
Define Hemorrhoidal Tissue

Define Hemorrhoidal Tissue

Hemorrhoidal tissue is a mass of swollen tissue or swollen varicose veins located in the anus or rectum. These masses can be painful, but are usually treatable, according to Hemorrhoid.net. See your doctor if you think you may have hemorrhoids.......[Read More]
Comparison of Ablated Left Atrial Area With Scar in MRI

Comparison of Ablated Left Atrial Area With Scar in MRI

In atrial fibrillation ablation, does electroanatomical mapping overestimate scar formation when compared to MRI?......[Read More]
Ways to Prepare a Low-Cholesterol Thanksgiving Meal

Ways to Prepare a Low-Cholesterol Thanksgiving Meal

If you're preparing the Thanksgiving meal this year, these tips will help you to keep your Thanksgiving meal healthy -- and delicious.......[Read More]
Cholesterol Risk Levels

Cholesterol Risk Levels

A cholesterol test is technically known as a fasting lipoprotein profile and it measures the amount of cholesterol in the blood system. The results provide an indication of an individual's level of cardiac and coronary risk. The test results provide levels of both HDL cholesterol (good cholesterol) ......[Read More]