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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]
The Advantages of a Pacemaker

The Advantages of a Pacemaker

A pacemaker is a small electrical device that is placed into a patient's abdomen or chest to control and treat abnormal heart rhythms or arrhythmias. Abnormal heart rhythms can lead to organ damage, a loss of consciousness or death.......[Read More]
Problems With Temporary Pacemaker Wires

Problems With Temporary Pacemaker Wires

A pacemaker is a small device that works on battery power. Doctors insert temporary pacemakers using wires that go through your neck vein. You may need a temporary pacemaker to fill in for your heart's natural pacemaker if your heart is beating too slowly. However, many healthcare.........[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]
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]
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]
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]
Assessment of Right Ventricular Function After Exercise

Assessment of Right Ventricular Function After Exercise

Extreme exercise can lead to right ventricular dysfunction and an elevated risk of arrhythmias in athletes. How does single beat 3D echocardiography compare to cardiac MRI for assessing RV function?......[Read More]
Facts About Temporal Arteritis Syndrome

Facts About Temporal Arteritis Syndrome

Temporal arteritis is a condition characterized by damage and inflammation to the blood vessels lining the arteries of the temple. It is a form of giant cell arteritis, a condition in which the inflammation affects the blood vessels found in the larger arteries in the neck and upper body. These bloo......[Read More]