Cardiovascular Health : Health & Medical
Stents are small tubes made out of metal mesh that act as scaffolds to hold open arteries in danger of blockage. This blockage can happen when fatty deposits (also known as plaque) build up on the interior of an artery, gradually narrowing it until it is vulnerable to a sudden blockage. If the condi
High cholesterol or hypercholesterolemia is an accumulation of too much cholesterol, a fat-like substance, in the blood. High amounts of cholesterol in the blood leads to a buildup of cholesterol along the walls of arteries. Cholesterol eventually hardens and can block blood flow to or from the hear
While speckle tracking echocardiography is the gold standard for evaluating aortic stenosis, it's not always readily available. Is mitral annular plane systolic excursion still a useful tool?
Animal products with high amounts of saturated fat boost your "bad" cholesterol.hamburguesa image by ANTONIO ALCOBENDAS from Fotolia.comLow LDL Is GoodThere are two types of cholesterol. LDL, which is considered the "bad" cholesterol, occurs naturally in your body and comes from...
Does cardiac computed tomography really need to be validated for its cost-effectiveness compared with the established diagnostic options?
We often hear about our cholesterol level as a singular term. In actuality, three factors must be considered when calculating your overall level. There is both "good" and" bad" cholesterol, and also triglycerides, which are a type of fat that is stimulated by sweets and alcohol.
High cholesterol can lead to heart disease. Cholesterol is a waxy substance found in the blood. Though it has some beneficial uses in the body, it can't be dissolved in the blood. Lipoproteins carry the cholesterol through the blood. LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol tends to clog the arteri
The authors outline their protocol for combining traditional treadmill cardiac stress testing with echocardiography in the evaluation of several types of cardiac disease.
When your doctor discusses your cholesterol levels with you, you may be confused. There are so many numbers, so many different types of cholesterol and so many "normal" ranges. Here we will clarify the differences between the different types of cholesterol and help you understand where you fall in t
Heart transplantation proceeded from the development of cardiosurgery as well as the success of other organ transplants. The patients who underwent the first heart transplants had a high fatality rate, but the development of a better medication to prevent rejection led to heart transplantation becom
High cholesterol remains a major health problem for many people today. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, there are 65 million Americans with high cholesterol. While healthy eating and exercise can help prevent further damage, on some occasions medication...
Is cardiac MRI a more accurate non-invasive tool than echocardiography to measure LV dimensions and mitral regurgitation severity in patients with primary mitral regurgitation?