Heart Diseases : Health & Medical
Adding valsartan to prescribed therapy for HF significantly reduces the incidence of AF by 37%; BNP level and advanced age were the strongest independent predictors for AF occurrence.
Learn about a simple model that predicts risk for in-hospital adverse events among patients undergoing ICD placement.
Todd J. Cohen comments on the implications of the positive results from the COMPANION trial.
A recent article in the New York Times of February 24, 2010, entitled At Closing Plant, Ordeal Included Heart Attacks brings to light a problem that may not go away soon. If you lost your job, or if your job is not secure, you may understandably be under a lot of stress, which may have significant h
In heart failure, which biomarkers best stratify the mortality risk?
We've always thought chocolate was bad for us! It turns out that dark chocolate made from unprocessed cocoa, contains high amounts of flavonoids and phytochemicals. In this article I'll share some scientific studies in where we can see that dark chocolate is actually good for the heart, if
SES-SMART: Sirolimus-Eluting and an Uncoated Stent in the Prevention of Restenosis in Small Coronary
The use of a sirolimus-eluting stent in small vessels (mean 2.2 cm) significantly reduced binary restenosis and major adverse cardiac events at 8-month follow-up compared with a bare metal stent.
Patients who survive an episode of cardiac arrest or sustained ventricular tachycardia (VT) are at high risk of recurrence and death.
Henry R. Black, MD, points out that warfarin has stood the test of time -- but does a newcomer, dabigatran, threaten its dominance in treating AF?
In 2004, a research study showed that over 102 million Americans had high cholesterol.Now, with the busy lifestyles we live, and the convenience of fast food, you can make an educated guess that those numbers haven't decreased, but have worsened.But, here's the thing, you don't have t
Heart failure is a condition where the heart is unable to pump a sufficient amount of blood to keep you healthy. This can happen when the heart is too weak to pump strongly enough, or it can happen when the heart is just not able to fill up with blood between pumps. Sometimes, both of these happen a
If you have high cholesterol, it is time to start looking for recipes for low cholesterol diet because cardiovascular disease, which can be caused by high cholesterol, happens to be the leading cause of death within the United States today. Read this article to get critical tips.
Many people associate sex with a risk to their heart when they've experienced angina or a myocardial infarction. But the heart attack facts on sex actually prove otherwise. Find out more here, and some tips on how to keep your heart safe during intercourse.
Just before the start of the strenuous 'Dancing with the Stars' competition, singer Toni Braxton came down with a new heart problem: microvascular angina (aka cardiac syndrome X).
Older age, past stroke among factors that boost short and long-term odds of post-op stroke, study finds