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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy-Topic Overview

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

Reducing Bedrest Following Arterial Puncture

Prolonged bedrest following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been rationalized to minimize the risk of vascular complications following femoral arterial puncture.

Effective Tips For Lowering Your LDL

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

Signs and Symptoms of Heart Disease

Heart disease is an umbrella term for a large variety of ailments, each with its own set of symptoms. If you feel that you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, contact your doctor immediately. Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States, and its symptoms shou

Coronary Heart Disease & Exercise Facts

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

Reduce Heart Failure With Weight Loss and Physical Acitivty

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.

Combining A Cholesterol Lowering Diet With Exercise

The bad cholesterol or low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol can be reduced from 25 percent to 50 percent through statin medications. But, for anyone, these statins aren't that good of an option - for a variety of reasons.

Appropriate Use Criteria for Echocardiography

Original TTE and TEE appropriateness criteria and original stress echocardiography appropriateness criteria are updated to reflect a newer, larger evidence base.

Is There a Cure For Heart Disease?

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

Heart Disease Risks for Apple Shaped Body Types

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.