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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.
How to Calculate Sensitivity of Screening

How to Calculate Sensitivity of Screening

Screening tests such as Pap smears, mammograms and urinalysis are designed to assess patients who are of need of further evaluation for a specific disease. Screening tests help identify patients early in the disease cycle before the patient develops symptoms and should, therefore, improve prognosis.
Heart Attacks on the Rise in Women

Heart Attacks on the Rise in Women

Two new studies show the number of heart attacks among middle-aged women is rising while falling among men, but the risk of death after a heart attack is improving more for women than men.
High Cholesterol in Children

High Cholesterol in Children

Children, as well as adults, have cholesterol in their bodies. It plays a very important role, carrying digested fat from the liver to various places in the body via the bloodstream. Afterward, it returns to the liver and repeats this action. The liver makes most of the body's cholesterol. Howe
Hemodynamic Characteristics of Congenital Aortic Stenosis

Hemodynamic Characteristics of Congenital Aortic Stenosis

Does exercise significantly change aortic valve area in asymptomatic patients with congenital aortic stenosis?
Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm: Clinically Pertinent Controversies

Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm: Clinically Pertinent Controversies

Thoracic aortic aneurysm-related issues are discussed; many originate from ambivalence in diagnostic capabilities.
Surgery of Peripheral Arterial Disease

Surgery of Peripheral Arterial Disease

The most common surgery for peripheral arterial disease is a minimally invasive procedure that most patients respond favorably to. In more extreme cases, bypass surgery may be utilized to restore healthy blood flow.
Pulmonary Valve Balloon Dilatation in Neonates and Children

Pulmonary Valve Balloon Dilatation in Neonates and Children

The authors detail the determinants of late outcomes of PBD for valvar PS during childhood. Right heart growth patterns in relation to baseline characteristics and late sequelae were also assessed.
Heart Disease and Dietary Intake

Heart Disease and Dietary Intake

Heart disease and dietary intake often times are directly linked to one another. This has prompted many to seek out information on heart disease and diet and look for ways to work a more heart healthy way of living into their lives.
Radial Artery Spasm During Transradial Coronary Procedures

Radial Artery Spasm During Transradial Coronary Procedures

Transradial access for coronary procedures has many advantages over the transfemoral approach, but there are a few disadvantages, too . . .
Niacin & High Cholesterol - What is Niacin and What Does it Do For High Cholesterol?

Niacin & High Cholesterol - What is Niacin and What Does it Do For High Cholesterol?

When your doctor tells you your cholesterol was high, what was your reaction? If you were like me, you dreaded the idea of having a heart attack or a stroke. The leading cause of death in the United States is heart disease. Many of the heart disease cases come from people who had high cholesterol.
Heart Blockage - What You Should Know

Heart Blockage - What You Should Know

Let's face it, we should be more worried about heart blockage from our arteries and veins. Inevitably, it will result in a heart attack - at least when over 70% of our artery is blocked (when the symptoms occur.)
Planning for End-of-Life Care in Heart Failure

Planning for End-of-Life Care in Heart Failure

How have heart failure nurse specialists changed end-of-life care for the increasingly large population of people with advanced heart failure?
An Update on Treatments for Amyloid Heart Disease

An Update on Treatments for Amyloid Heart Disease

Find out about recent therapeutic advances likely to have a marked effect on management across the amyloid spectrum.
Treatment for Heart Valve Disease

Treatment for Heart Valve Disease

Learn more about how diseased heart valves are repaired or replaced.
Tragedies Do Cause Broken Hearts, Study Suggests

Tragedies Do Cause Broken Hearts, Study Suggests

Cases of Takotsubo cardiomyopathy -- or 'broken heart syndrome' -- jumped in Vermont, Missouri following natural disasters
Explanation of John Ritter's Death

Explanation of John Ritter's Death

Actor John Ritter's death was caused by an aortic dissection, which is usually fatal if the blood vessel bursts.
Preparing For Your Heart Surgery

Preparing For Your Heart Surgery

Preparing for heart surgery is one key to a smooth, stress-free procedure. Through your doctor and other medical resources, you can learn much about your procedure so you'll be prepared for the steps to take on the day.
Pleural Effusion

Pleural Effusion

A pleural effusion is an abnormal collection of fluid in the lung cavities.
Good and Bad Cholesterol Foods - Top Foods to Increase HDL and Lower LDL Cholesterol Level

Good and Bad Cholesterol Foods - Top Foods to Increase HDL and Lower LDL Cholesterol Level

Often people think that cholesterol is always bad. Actually our body needs a minimal level of cholesterol and beyond that it is hazardous. It keeps up the strength of the intestinal walls and converts the sunlight in to vitamin D while the skin is in direct contact with the sun. To be precise there