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Blood Pressure Monitor Ratings for Top Brands

Digital blood pressure monitors are the latest in home health care systems. They have become a necessity to most people suffering from hypertension. To help the users choose the monitors based on their requirements, some of the top brands in pressure monitors are rated against the most popular and r

Intervening on Small Infarct-Related Arteries

The demonstration that thrombolytic therapy improved mortality in patients with acute myocardial infarction ushered in a new era in the treatment of acute coronary syndromes.

The Effects of Food on Palpitations

Palpitations are a change in the beating rhythm of the heart. Palpitations are just one of the ways that a biological, physical or mental stress can manifest itself throughout the body. It is more common in people who lead stressful or highly active lifestyles.

Heart Health Tips - Coenzyme Q10 - Prevention Before Problems

In a study by the University of Texas and the Center for Adult Diseases in Japan, Coenzyme Q10, CoQ10 for short, was shown to lower high blood pressure without drugs or dietary changes. Promising research is being done to show efficacy in reducing mortality in experimental animals afflicted with tum

Obesity is an Invitation to Heart Disease

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the United States, nearly 40 per cent of it's population is obese. The number of obese children have tripled over the last 2 decades. Despite the exhortations of different health experts to eat less and exercise more, millions

Perioperative Management After Coronary Stenting

Get clarification on the mechanisms related to the devastating effect of stent thrombosis and risk factors for and prevention of perioperative stent thrombosis -- in the context of a case report.

Blocking Endocannabinoids -- Outweighing the Benefits?

Dr. Henry Black discusses the future of rimonabant and endocannabinoid inhibitors. Will their effectiveness in curbing weight in high-risk individuals compensate for the depression linked with usage?

Aspirin to Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke-References

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Ten Healthy Heart Tips

The medical field has begun to embrace non-traditional approaches to the prevention and treatment of heart disease, including supplements and stress relief programs. Here are ten tips for maintaining a healthy heart.

Your Heart Treatment Advice May Not Be Based on Solid Science

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has found that only about 1 in 10 recommendations for the treatment of heart disease is based on real scientific evidence. The rest are based on poor or incomplete evidence and almost 50% are pure guesswork.

Supraventricular Tachycardia-Credits

AuthorNancy ReidEditorGeri MetzgerAssociate EditorLila HavensAssociate EditorTerrina VailPrimary Medical ReviewerCaroline S. Rhoads, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerLaurence Epstein, MD - Cardiac ElectrophysiologistLast UpdatedOctober 20, 2004 ...