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How to Insert Stents for a Blockage

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

How to Lower Cholesterol Points

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

Evaluating Patients With Unexplained Syncope

The authors review the primary tests that are used to establish a diagnosis in patients with unexplained syncope: EP testing, tilt testing, and ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring.

Is Low Cholesterol Good or Bad?

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...

Ways to Raise Good Cholesterol

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.

Does Benefiber Lower Cholesterol?

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

Normal Levels of Cholesterol in the Body

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

The History of Heart Transplants

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

List of Cholesterol Lowering Medications

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...

Transcranial Ultrasonography for PFO Screening?

Is non-invasive transcranial doppler a feasible alternative to more invasive and more costly transesophageal echocardiography for the detection of patent foramen ovale?

Alzheimer's Pill May Help in Stroke

Memantine, a medication used to treat Alzheimer's Disease, may be useful for stroke in the future. Learn more about the status of Memantine in stroke research.

Can Aspirin Really Prevent a Stroke?

Aspirin can help prevent a stroke, but you should only take aspirin for stroke prevention under the supervision of your doctor.