Heart Diseases : Health & Medical
J. Willis Hurst, MD
Paroxysmal atrial fibrillation (PAF) is known to be a potential risk of systemic thromboembolism and to decrease exercise capacity.
A 43-year-old man with hypertension, stress and family history for coronary artery disease presented at the Emergency Department one hour after the onset of chest pain with an acute anterolateral wall myocardial infarction, for which he was treated with a full dose of abciximab and 50 mg of ...
A third of UK adults have raised blood pressure (hypertension), but five million of us don't even know that our pressures are high. Nicknamed "the silent killer", because it can be high for many years without causing any symptoms, it can quietly damage our arteries until it finally tr
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
Why the health care system behaves the way it does - 3
Metabolic syndrome is associated with a prothrombotic state and can lead to type 2 diabetes. Do patients with metabolic syndrome have increased platelet reactivity, and reduced aspirin response?
Learn more about this powerful tool available to all training programs to assess medical knowledge.
Prolonged bedrest following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) has been rationalized to minimize the risk of vascular complications following femoral arterial puncture.
Learn more about how the REG1 anticoagulation system impacts early arterial sheath removal following cardiac catheterization.
A study shows that stable angina (chronic chest pain) occurs at similar rates in men and women.
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 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.
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.
WebMD provides information about the anatomy of the carotid artery. Find a picture, definition, and conditions that affect the artery.
A magnificent teaching image was presented in The New England Journal of Medicine.
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