Stroke Risk Not Improved After Surgery
Following a mini-stroke patients are at a heightened risk for a stroke. Many take precautions to make sure that doesn't happen. However, some methods for stroke prevention are not proving to be effective protection.
Behind the Pain: Hidden Heart Problems
People with rheumatoid arthritis suffer from inflammation of the joints. That inflammation can spread to other organs, causing additional health problems. Atherosclerosis (hardened arteries) may be one of these problems.
Visualizing Heart Disease
There's such thing as too much technology when it comes to diagnosing heart disease. A newly developed two dimensional artery model may more accurately predict heart disease than its 3D counterpart.
The Byetta Bonus
In many cases, drugs can have harmful side effects. They also can have unintended uses and benefits. Sometimes a drug designed to treat one disease has the power to treat an entirely different disorder.
Young, Healthy and Headed For Heart Disease
A large population of seemingly healthy young adults appear to show discrete signs of heart disease even though they may not have any of the traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Blood Type Vs. Heart Surgery Risk
Patients with a certain blood type may have a naturally lower risk of dying after heart surgery. Two added blood proteins mean that patients with AB blood are 20 percent are more likely to survive.
Smoking Prompts Earlier Strokes
Smokers aren't just at an added risk for strokes. They're at risk at risk for having them up to a decade earlier than those who don't smoke.
There are many ways to keep your heart healthy. Is sex one of them and is sex even considered exercise? As people get older sex might seem like it’s too strenuous for the heart, but is it?
Soy Protein Reduces Clogged Artery Progression
There may be a window shortly after menopause in which women can slow the development of clogged arteries through a method as simple as taking soy protein supplements.
Stents Help the Medicine Go Down
Patients who have previously suffered from a blood vessel blockage and received a medication-coated stent to prop the artery open may have a lower risk of developing another blockage or having a heart attack.