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Discover Cholesterol Lowering Medicines

Well, if you are asking yourself this, the answer is pretty simple because your doctor seen it as an effective measure to treat your high cholesterol level. The risk of having a stroke or a heart attack is dramatically reduced if you lower your bad cholesterol (also known as LDL, or low-density lip

Heart Diseases Part XV - Other Types of Heart Diseases

As we mentioned in the previous articles, heart diseases are caused by high blood pressure that contributes to hardening and thinning of the arteries. High levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) builds up in the arteries as a result of uncontrolled diet with high levels of saturated fat and trans fat.

Insulin and Heart Disease

High levels of insulin in the blood may be a silent heart-disease risk factor for 25 percent of the trim and otherwise healthy people worldwide. Studies indicate that the earliest marker of a higher risk of coronary heart disease mortality is an elevation of stimulated plasma insulin level.

Non-invasive Tests for Coronary Disease

Several different methods enable physicians to diagnose coronary artery disease (CAD) without significant intrusion upon the body or discomfort to their patients.

Basic Health Care Tips To Prevent Heart Diseases

Heart diseases lead to far more deaths than cancer. More than 10 million men and women in USA alone suffer from some form of coronary heart disease. What can you do to prevent heart diseases?

Looking at Statins and LDL? Be Inventive

In the last part of a series on lipids, Henry Black talks to Howard Weintraub about residual risk and the importance of knowing your patient -- not just the numbers.


An electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG) is a test that checks for problems with the electrical activity of your heart. An EKG translates the heart's electrical activity into line tracings on paper.

Heart Disease and Pericardiocentesis

Pericardiocentesis, also called a pericardial tap, is an invasive procedure that involves using a needle and catheter to remove fluid from the sac around the heart.

The Next Standard of Care?

Based largely on retrospective, non-randomized observations, unfractionated heparin (UFH) has become the standard for anticoagulation during percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI).