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How Fish Oil Supplements Help Balance Cholesterol Levels And Prevent Arteriosclerosis

How Fish Oil Supplements Help Balance Cholesterol Levels And Prevent Arteriosclerosis

Anyone who reads about fish oil supplements and their effects has surely read about the effects it has on cholesterol. Perhaps you've also noticed that many articles also mention eating more fatty fish in order to balance cholesterol levels and prevent arteriosclerosis. How can this be? How can......[Read More]
Women and Heart Disease: Key Facts You Need to Know

Women and Heart Disease: Key Facts You Need to Know

Experts share information about the symptoms and risks of heart disease in women that even the most health-savvy people may not know.......[Read More]
Fish Oils May Be Lifesavers

Fish Oils May Be Lifesavers

Fish oils in fatty fish like salmon might be even better than heart devices called defibrillators at preventing sudden death from heart problems.......[Read More]
Pericardial Effusion: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Pericardial Effusion: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

WebMD discusses the causes, symptoms, and treatment of pericardial effusion -- an abnormal amount of fluid between the heart and the sac surrounding the heart.......[Read More]
Salt Sensitivity Increases Heart Disease Death Risk

Salt Sensitivity Increases Heart Disease Death Risk

For the first time, scientists have shown that a sensitivity to salt can almost double the risk of dying from a heart attack.......[Read More]
Racial Response to Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Therapy

Racial Response to Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Therapy

Based on the available data, what can we conclude regarding the efficacy of vasodilator therapy in African-American patients compared with white patients with heart failure?......[Read More]
Treatment of Hypertension in Older Patients: An Updated Look

Treatment of Hypertension in Older Patients: An Updated Look

A review of available treatments for the management of hypertension in older patients, including a review of clinical trials, goals and benefits of treatment, as well as tolerability of newer agents.......[Read More]
What Can I Do to Lower Triglycerides?

What Can I Do to Lower Triglycerides?

We all know how important keeping our cholesterol under control is to our heart and artery health. But what about triglycerides? Is it really worth our time and effort to lower triglycerides, or is it just one more unnecessary thing to worry about when it comes to health?......[Read More]
Heart Failure Patients Getting Too Little Exercise

Heart Failure Patients Getting Too Little Exercise

Lack of social support, finances can get in the way of recommended activity, study says......[Read More]
What is ST Segment Depression of the Left Arm?

What is ST Segment Depression of the Left Arm?

ST segment depression is a heart condition that is found with electrocardiography. When heart abnormality is suspected, the electrical activity of the heart can be externally recorded by an electrocardiogram.......[Read More]
Opeing Blocked Arteries May Damage Blood Vessels

Opeing Blocked Arteries May Damage Blood Vessels

Stents, the tiny wire mesh tubes that are threaded into blocked arteries in the heart and then expanded to create a free-flowing passage for blood, have rapidly surpassed balloon angioplasty as the technique of choice to open blocked arteries.......[Read More]
American Heart Association Healthy Diet Guidelines-Health Tools

American Heart Association Healthy Diet Guidelines-Health Tools

Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Healthy Eating: Eating Heart-Healthy Foods......[Read More]
Surgical Revascularization in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

Surgical Revascularization in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

After nearly 50 years CABG now has the most solid evidence supporting its role in revascularization for stable ischemic heart disease -- in its history.......[Read More]
Medications Used to Treat Coronary Artery Disease

Medications Used to Treat Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary arteries are the main blood vessels that carry nutrients, oxygen and blood to the heart. Fatty deposits called plaques can build up, causing the arteries to become damaged and diseased. Coronary artery disease can lead to a host of problems, including angina, shortness of breath and heart ......[Read More]
Red Wine Benefits for Heart Disease

Red Wine Benefits for Heart Disease

Recent studies have shown an increased affect from drinking 1 to 2 glasses of wine a day. These red wine benefits for heart disease can actually be quite significant. Sometimes showing as much as a 30 to 50% difference for middle-aged people who drink red wine in moderation of only 1- 2 glasses day.......[Read More]
Diet for Lower Cholesterol a Key to a Healthier Heart

Diet for Lower Cholesterol a Key to a Healthier Heart

Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is produced by the liver every day. It is also found in meat and other food produced by animals. There are two types of cholesterol and these are the High-Density Lipoproteins which is known as the good cholesterol and the Low-Density Lipoproteins known as the ba......[Read More]
Top Tips For A Healthy Heart

Top Tips For A Healthy Heart

When it comes to your health, there is nothing more important than the condition of your heart. It is the most vital muscle we have, responsible for pumping blood all around the body. The good news is that there is plenty you can do to keep your heart healthy, here are some tips to help you take car......[Read More]
Lower Cholesterol Naturally With Red Yeast Rice

Lower Cholesterol Naturally With Red Yeast Rice

Among people who are prescribed statins by their doctors, as many as 40% stop taking them in less than a year. Cost may be one factor, however, side effects are usually the reason. Doctors usually dismiss the existence of side effects.......[Read More]
Surgical Revascularization in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

Surgical Revascularization in Stable Ischemic Heart Disease

After nearly 50 years CABG now has the most solid evidence supporting its role in revascularization for stable ischemic heart disease -- in its history.......[Read More]
Leeches Cleared for Medical Use by the FDA

Leeches Cleared for Medical Use by the FDA

After thousands of years of use as an alternative treatment to blood-letting (an antiquated and abandoned practice of draining blood to cure diseases) and amputation, the FDA today approved the commercial marketing of leeches for medical purposes.......[Read More]