Heart Diseases : Health & Medical
Are sirolimus-eluting stents still a viable treatment option compared with vascular brachytherapy for bare metal stent restenosis?
If you have high blood pressure, you will have to take action to treat it. If ignored, hypertension can lead to very serious health problems including stroke, heart disease and kidney failure. So what high blood pressure treatments are the most effective? Find out what works best to keep blood press
The secret's out. The secret that the manufacturers of cholesterol medication were hoping you would not learn is now a well proven fact. Food to lower cholesterol is every bit as effective as cholesterol medication or lowering high lipid levels.
Henry Black, MD, discusses a new study that has finally shed strong light on the connection, if any, between hypertension and later vascular dementia and Alzheimer disease.
Hypotension is a condition that appears when an individual's blood pressure (the pressure from the blood against the blood vessels walls) is lower than normal. This situation can cause the so called "low blood pressure symptoms", which include:Dizziness, or feeling of losing balance.
Most patients with CAD use a combination of aspirin, a statin, and one or more BP-lowering agents. Is combination therapy with these agents associated with a lower risk of vascular events and total mortality?
What is a heart murmur? A heart murmur is an extra sound that the blood makes as it flows through the heart. Your doctor uses a stethoscope to listen to your heartbeat. When you have a heart murmur,your doctor can hear an extra whooshing or swishing noise along with your heartbeat. It can be scary t
ACC.07: These trial results seem to show that aggressive statin therapy slows progression of atherosclerosis, even in low-risk individuals; but do they support a new strategy?
The Amplatzer Septal Occluder is a new device being used to correct heart defects causing a hole in the heart between the two upper chambers.This device is a safe and effective way to cover the hole and encourage the body to repair this defect itself.
A clear winner emerged in the TRial to assess Improvement in Therapeutic Outcomes by optimizing platelet inhibitioN with prasugrel (TRITON) - Thrombolysis in Myocardial Infarction (TIMI) 38.
Should drug-eluting stents replace brachytherapy as the gold standard for the treatment of in-stent restenosis? Looks like that might just need to be the case.
Will autonomic neuromodulation emerge as an alternative nonpharmacological, nonablative modality to treat paroxysmal AF?
A build-up of fluid or swollen tissue in the body, particularly the lungs or nasal cavities, is referred to as congestion. Congestion can be an annoying and uncomfortable condition at best and quite serious at worst. Types of congestion include nasal congestion, congestion of the lungs and congest
High blood pressure is a condition wherein the blood passes the arteries having a force that is significantly higher than the normal pressure. Once your blood pressure shoots up and it is left uncontrolled many undesirable things could follow including heart failure, and eventually death. Having thi