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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]
Pacemaker Reutilization for Those in Underserved Nations

Pacemaker Reutilization for Those in Underserved Nations

Learn more about pacemaker recycling and its' impact on health around the world.......[Read More]
Aortic Valve Surgery in Children

Aortic Valve Surgery in Children

Options are at hand for the clinician who needs to determine the best treatment for pediatric patients with aortic valve disease.......[Read More]
Heart Transplant

Heart Transplant

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of heart transplant, including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.......[Read More]
If Heart Disease Runs in My Family, Will I Get It?

If Heart Disease Runs in My Family, Will I Get It?

Family history plays a big role in the health of your heart. What can you do to lower your risk of heart disease -- today? WebMD explains.......[Read More]
Interview With 'The Big Fat Surprise' Author Nina Teicholz

Interview With 'The Big Fat Surprise' Author Nina Teicholz

A Q&A with the investigative journalist whose book challenges the conventional wisdom regarding the role of fats and carbohydrates in our diets.......[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]
Heart Disease: Prevention Myths-References

Heart Disease: Prevention Myths-References

A list of resources for information on Heart Disease: Prevention Myths.......[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]
Transmission of Heart Disease

Transmission of Heart Disease

The risk of heart disease can be attributed on several factors. These include lifestyle issues such as smoking, a high fat diet, lack of exercise and being overweight. A risk of transmission via your genetic inheritance is the one which you can't do much about. However, knowing your risk can help yo......[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]
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]