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Diet Tips To Reduce LDL Cholesterol

Diet Tips To Reduce LDL Cholesterol

Why should you want to reduce LDL cholesterol? Short for Low Density Lipoprotein, LDL cholesterol happens to be the kind that you wouldn't want to have plenty of. In simple language, LDL refers to the bad cholesterol, and while bad cholesterol is also needed by the body, levels that are beyond ......[Read More]
Impact of Selective Infusion of Tirofiban in AMI

Impact of Selective Infusion of Tirofiban in AMI

Does infusion of tirofiban improve myocardial reperfusion after thrombus aspiration?......[Read More]
When 5 + 4 = 500,000 The Math of Heart Disease

When 5 + 4 = 500,000 The Math of Heart Disease

Every 5 minutes, four women in America die of heart disease according to the NIH. That adds up to 500,000 women each year. The good news is "Heart disease is, according to Mimi Guarneri founder of the Scripps Foundation for Integrative Medicine, the most easily preventable of all lifestyle dise......[Read More]
IV Quinidine for Atrial Fibrillation or Flutter

IV Quinidine for Atrial Fibrillation or Flutter

Atrial fibrillation is one of the most common arrhythmias seen in clinical practice, especially after cardiothoracic surgery.......[Read More]
Alcohol Use and Prognosis in Patients With CHD

Alcohol Use and Prognosis in Patients With CHD

Read how the risks and benefits of alcohol use remain complex, even among patients with CHD, and no simple recommendation regarding alcohol consumption can be made for all patients.......[Read More]
Patients With Unexplained Chest Pain -- How Are They 1 Year Later?

Patients With Unexplained Chest Pain -- How Are They 1 Year Later?

Medscape interviews Annika Rosengren, MD, PhD, about a study on chest pain in Sweden, which reported mortality rates after 1 year that are the same as those the general population. Does that hold for the US?......[Read More]
Older Donors and Lung Transplantation

Older Donors and Lung Transplantation

Is there a risk in using older donors for transplantation?......[Read More]
Diuretics and Ultrafiltration in Acute Decompensated HF

Diuretics and Ultrafiltration in Acute Decompensated HF

In heart failure treatment, what is the optimal method for achieving successful decongestion while minimizing changes in renal function and neurohormonal activation?......[Read More]
PCI in the Occluded Artery Trial

PCI in the Occluded Artery Trial

Given that the results of the OAT influenced recent guidelines for PCI of nonacute coronary occlusions, it is well worth knowing how well PCI was performed in that trial.......[Read More]
Hormone May Be New Marker of Heart Disease

Hormone May Be New Marker of Heart Disease

A quick and inexpensive blood test may be a powerful tool for identifying a person's future risk of heart disease and related conditions.......[Read More]
Rosuvastatin for Contrast-Induced Nephropathy in ACS

Rosuvastatin for Contrast-Induced Nephropathy in ACS

Patients with acute coronary syndrome are at high risk for contrast induced acute kidney injury. Find out more about the role of statin pre-treatment in preventing renal damage.......[Read More]
Heart Conditions May Be Helped With Rehab

Heart Conditions May Be Helped With Rehab

If you've recently been diagnosed with congenital or acquired heart disease then you may be a candidate for a cardiac rehabilitation program.To be a likely candidate you don't have to fall in the category of those who have had a heart attack.You may also be a candidate without having had h......[Read More]
Heart Healthy Living

Heart Healthy Living

Did you already suffer a heart attack? It is very common now days to encounter people with cardiovascular diseases and those with high risks for heart diseases. Diabetes, hypertension, arteriosclerosis, obesity, etc are aggravating risk factors to heart attack.......[Read More]
How To Approach A Diet to Lower Cholesterol

How To Approach A Diet to Lower Cholesterol

There are many clever diet plans aimed at lowering cholesterol, losing weight and improving health and vitality. Very often though, unless you have a very specific or acute problem, a good traditional commonsense diet is all that is really necessary. Take a look at our suggestions for accomplishing ......[Read More]
Minimally Invasive AVR vs AVR Through Full Sternotomy

Minimally Invasive AVR vs AVR Through Full Sternotomy

Does the mini-aortic valve replacement live up to the standard of the full sternotomy AVR?......[Read More]
Fabry Disease

Fabry Disease

Find out the various ways Fabry disease presents - in patients with cardiac, cerebrovascular, and renal symptoms.......[Read More]
Warfarin in Older Atrial Fibrillation Patients With NSTEMI

Warfarin in Older Atrial Fibrillation Patients With NSTEMI

What's the risk of readmission for bleeding and major cardiac events in stented NSTEMI atrial fibrillation patients?......[Read More]
Carotid Artery Stenting in a Community Hospital

Carotid Artery Stenting in a Community Hospital

Find out how a medium sized hospital is delivering better outcomes for patients with carotid stenosis.......[Read More]
Long-term Outcome of PCI vs CABG in Diabetic Patients

Long-term Outcome of PCI vs CABG in Diabetic Patients

How do outcomes after revascularization differ in patients with insulin-treated diabetes mellitus vs those not on insulin?......[Read More]
How to Spot Symptoms of Advanced Congestive Heart Failure

How to Spot Symptoms of Advanced Congestive Heart Failure

Symptoms of advanced congestive heart failure generally differ not in kind, but degree from earlier stages of heart failure. Congestive heart failure is generally caused by an overworked heart that eventually struggles to pump blood efficiently.......[Read More]