Heart Diseases : Health & Medical
Use of high-sensitivity troponin testing is likely to have a major positive influence on cardiology practice in the next few years. Find out more about the impact.
J. Willis Hurst, MD
Heart Disease is a leading cause of death in the Western World. It is now recommended that if you are over 40 we should be screened for our risk? Is this worthwhile? Do the screening tools work? If I am risk, what changes would I make?
What is hypertrophic cardiomyopathy?Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (say hy-per-TROH-fik kar-dee-oh-my-AWP-uh-thee) happens when the heart muscle grows too thick, so the heart gets bigger and its chambers get smaller. Many people have no symptoms and live a normal life with few problems. But in some peo
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Prolonged bedrest following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been rationalized to minimize the risk of vascular complications following femoral arterial puncture.
Low-Density Lipoprotein or LDL is the type of cholesterol that can increase your risk of heart disease, so lowering your LDL is important. High levels of LDL in blood can clog up arteries and blood vessels leading to atherosclerosis. Because of this, it is very important for you to know effective wa
A study shows that stable angina (chronic chest pain) occurs at similar rates in men and women.
An African American cohort of patients is examined to determine the prevalence and prognosis of AF by ethnicity.
Coronary heart disease occurs when the arteries of the heart narrow due to buildup of fatty deposits and plaque. This can slow or stop the flow of blood to the heart, leading to shortness of breath, chest pain and heart attack. According to Medline Plus, coronary heart disease is the number one kill
The Physician's Heart Study followed over 21,000 between the ages of 40 and 84 for over 20 years. They found a significant link between weight, activity, and heart failure I want to share with you. Both weight and physical activity were independently linked to risk of heart failure.
How do PCI and hypothermia treatments affect long-term outcomes from cardiac arrests that occur in the community?
WebMD provides information about the anatomy of the carotid artery. Find a picture, definition, and conditions that affect the artery.
Do isolated episodes of high systollic blood pressure impact cardiovascular events -- when they occur in relatively young patients?
A magnificent teaching image was presented in The New England Journal of Medicine.
Original TTE and TEE appropriateness criteria and original stress echocardiography appropriateness criteria are updated to reflect a newer, larger evidence base.
Outside of major invasive surgery, we regret to inform the reader asking "is there a cure for heart disease?" a resounding "No". However, that's not to say that there isn't treatment, that there isn't prevention, that it can't be reversed. Rather, there's
Important news on body shape and heart disease risks. Having an apple shaped body, so called because the weight settles in your mid section, is common in stressed men, though women too are prone to this shape at midlife, after menopause.