Heart Diseases : Health & Medical
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
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
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
An international group of experts in epidemiology, clinical and basic science formed a consensus that an HDLc concentration of 1.0 mmol/L is a realistic clinical guideline for high risk patients.
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?
Get the verdict from comparing 3 therapeutic strategies for stable multivessel CAD in a diabetic vs non-diabetic populations.
Do You Understand The Risks of Coronary Heart Disease?Unfortunately, in one third of all cases the first sign of coronary heart disease is sudden, unexpected death. The victims are completely unaware of the blockages in their coronary arteries until it is too late.In the rest of the cases, coronary
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What factors influence the potential of CCTA to serve as an effective gatekeeper to invasive coronary angiography?
Thyroid problems from amiodarone are common, and can be difficult to diagnose and to treat.
How does race factor into the PCI outcomes equation?
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.