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  • Heart Failure: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease
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    Author: CHEST
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  • Does cholesterol affect heart disease risk in older patients?

    Several studies have shown that high levels of total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol increase a middle-aged man's risk for coronary heart disease (CHD). However, similar findings have been less consistent in older patients. Curb and associates examined the relationship between cholesterol levels and cardiovascular disease in older men.

    The long-term, prospective study included healthy Japanese-American men 45 to 68 years of age. Exclusion criteria were a history of CHD and use of lipid-lowering medications. The authors noted baseline risk factors (e.g., body ...
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  • A change of heart; how the Framingham heart study helped unravel the mysteries of cardiovascular disease
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  • Anti-inflammatory diet: the right foods can protect you from Alzheimer's, obesity, heart disease, and even premature aging

    CUT YOUR FINGER SLICING ONIONS and the area will swell, redden, and heat up. This type of acute inflammatory response is the body's reaction to trauma, and it's an essential part of the healing process. But chronic inflammation caused by more subtle forms of trauma can undermine your health every day.

    Long-term ailments, highly processed foods, and ongoing exposure to environmental toxins can result in the kind of persistent, low-grade inflammation researchers are linking to premature aging, heart disease, M.S., R.D. diabetes, Alzheimer's, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, and cancer.< ...
    Author: Natural Health
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  • Get your zzzzz's - now! - lack of sleep increases heart disease risk - Brief Article
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  • Health hotline - coronary heart disease

    HEART DISEASE

    Coronary heart disease, more than all forms of cancer combined, is the leading cause of death among African-American women in the U.S. According to the National Black Women's Health Project, African-American women are 30 percent more likely to die of a heart attack and 79 percent more likely to die of a stroke than White women. More than any other group, Black women are more likely to be affected by heart disease due to the presence of risk factors such as high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, physical inactivity and obesity. The more risk facto ...
    Author: Ebony
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  • Germany's disease management program: improving outcomes in congestive heart failure
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    Author: Health Care Financing Review
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  • Chinese medicine & coronary heart disease

    Keywords: Chinese medicine, Chinese herbal medicine, cardiology, coronary heart disease (CHD), coronary artery disease (CAD)

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    Coronary heart disease, also called coronary artery disease (CAD), refers to athero- and arteriosclerosis of the large and medium-sized arteries supplying the heart. Arteriosclerosis is a generic term for thickening and loss of elasticity of the arterial walls, thus restricting and reducing blood flow through those arteries. Atherosclerosis is the most common form of arteriosclerosis. The major complications of CHD are angina pectoris, myocardia ...
    Author: Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients
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  • Warn patients about heart risks after preeclampsia: preeclampsia is a manifestation of underlying silent disease that will develop later into a clinical

    NEW YORK -- Women who develop preeclampsia should be counseled about the risk in subsequent gestations and strategies to contain these risks, according to Baha M. Sibai, M.D.

    In addition, more general implications about health in later life should be discussed with the patient, said Dr. Sibai, who is professor and chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Cincinnati.

    He made his report at an obstetrics symposium sponsored by Columbia University and New York Presbyterian Hospital.

    About 20%-30% of women who have had an episode of preeclampsia will develop t ...
    Author: OB/GYN News
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  • A Change of Heart: How the Framingham Heart Study Helped Unravel the Mysteries of Cardiovascular Disease

    NEW YORK -- Women who develop preeclampsia should be counseled about the risk in subsequent gestations and strategies to contain these risks, according to Baha M. Sibai, M.D.

    In addition, more general implications about health in later life should be discussed with the patient, said Dr. Sibai, who is professor and chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Cincinnati.

    He made his report at an obstetrics symposium sponsored by Columbia University and New York Presbyterian Hospital.

    About 20%-30% of women who have had an episode of preeclampsia will develop t ...
    Author: Science News
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  • Heart disease and stroke
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  • Racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in multiple risk factors or heart disease and stroke—United States, 2003

    Heart disease and stroke are the first and third leading causes of death, respectively, in the United States (1). Certain modifiable risk factors, including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, tobacco use, obesity, and lack of exercise, are the main targets for primary and secondary prevention of heart disease and stroke. A substantial proportion of the population has multiple risk factors, increasing their likelihood of cardiovascular disease (2,3). To assess the prevalence of multiple risk factors for heart disease and stroke and to identify disparities in risk status among p ...
    Author: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report
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  • Eating fish decreases risk of coronary heart disease

    Observational studies have examined the relationship between fish consumption and coronary heart disease (CHD) risk, but none has had adequate statistical power to support a conclusion. Whelton and associates pooled the data available from multiple observational studies about the consumption of fish and fish oils.

    A total of 19 cohort and case-control studies were included in the analysis. All studies were conducted in adult humans, used an observational case-control or cohort study design, compared a group who regularly consumed fish with a group who consumed little or no fish, inclu ...
    Author: American Family Physician
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  • Progress Against Heart Disease

    Progress Against Heart Disease

    Fred C. Pampel & Seth Pauley

    Praeger Publishers

    88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881

    0275981517 $39.95 www.praeger.com

    In the last 35 years declining deaths from heart disease have saved over 13 million lives, with new medical treatments blending into lifestyle changes for positive results. In Progress Against Heart Disease, Fred Pampel and Seth Pauley informatively review the progress made over these years, providing readers with both a methodical history of past efforts and a documented prognosis for future battle against heart ...
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  • Antioxidant vitamins and coronary heart disease

    Epidemiologic studies have suggested that higher intakes of fruit, vegetables, and whole grain are related to a lower risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). One explanation for this finding is a reduction in oxidatively modified LDL, which is thought to play an important role in the development of atherosclerosis. Whether the association between these foods and CHD is due to antioxidant vitamins or some other factors remains unclear.

    In the present Pooling Project of Cohort Studies on Diet and Coronary Disease, the authors studied the relations of the intakes of vitamin E, five caroten ...
    Author: Nutrition Research Newsletter
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  • Taking on Heart Disease

    Taking on Heart Disease

    Larry King

    Rodale Press

    400 S. 10th St., Emmaus, PA 18098-0099

    1579548202 $23.95 www.rodalestore.com

    Walter Cronkite, Peggy Fleming, and others are all sufferers from heart disease who have triumphed over their conditions: Larry King tackles the nation's number 1 killer in Taking On Heart Disease, reflecting both his own heart attack and bypass experiences and a survey of how heart disease may be confronted and avoided. Packed with inspirational healing stories, Taking On Heart Disease provides plenty of case histories of triumph and off ...
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  • Reduce Heart Disease, Strokes, and Cancer by Drinking Oolong Tea
    There is a Chinese proverb - A daily cup of tea or more, keeps you out of the pharmacy. There is a lot of truth in this proverb. In this article you can find out how oolong tea can contribute to your well-being. Oolong, green and black tea are all produced from the same plant. Green tea is made from the dried leaves, whereas black tea is made by fermentation of the leaves. Oolong tea is made by partly fermenting the leaves.

    Triglycerides and cholesterol are the two important fat substances in the bloodstream. These are essential for many things in your body but cholesterol also builds up on ...
    Author: Kevin Woodward
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  • heart disease
    heart disease Related: Pathology any of several abnormalities of the heart and its function in maintaining blood circulation. Heart disease is the cause of approximately half the deaths in the United States each year. Among the most common causes of heart disease are degenerative changes in the coronary blood vessels, infectious diseases, and congenital heart disease . Congenital defects result from abnormal development of the fetal heart, commonly in the valves or septa. Such defects can be precipitated by environmental conditions in the uterus, such as the presence of the rubel ...
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  • congenital heart disease
    heart disease Related: Pathology any of several abnormalities of the heart and its function in maintaining blood circulation. Heart disease is the cause of approximately half the deaths in the United States each year. Among the most common causes of heart disease are degenerative changes in the coronary blood vessels, infectious diseases, and congenital heart disease . Congenital defects result from abnormal development of the fetal heart, commonly in the valves or septa. Such defects can be precipitated by environmental conditions in the uterus, such as the presence of the rubel ...
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  • coronary heart disease
    coronary heart disease Related: Pathology see coronary artery disease . ...
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  • coronary artery disease
    coronary artery disease Related: Pathology condition that results when the coronary arteries are narrowed or occluded, most commonly by atherosclerotic deposits of fibrous and fatty tissue. Coronary artery disease is the most common underlying cause of cardiovascular disability and death. Men are affected about four times as frequently as women; before the age of 40 the ratio is eight to one. Other predisposing factors are lack of blood supply; spasms in the coronary vessels, which cause and/or are caused by hypertension; diabetes; high cholesterol levels; adverse physical reactions ...
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  • How To Enhance The Prevention of Heart Disease

    Four Primary Reasons Why the “Mediterranean Diet” Promotes Heart Health

    Introduction

    The term “Mediterranean Diet,” while widely in use in the 21st century, actually is something of a misnomer. In reality, there is not a diet regimen that is common to all of the countries of the Mediterranean region. With that said, there is some commonality between what people of the different nations of the Mediterranean eat on a regular basis. Equally important, there are food and beverage items that are not often found in the diets of the peoples of the Medite ...
    Author: Ray Darken
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  • Heart Disease Prevention - Add Flax Seed to Your Diet

    Four Primary Reasons Why the “Mediterranean Diet” Promotes Heart Health

    Introduction

    The term “Mediterranean Diet,” while widely in use in the 21st century, actually is something of a misnomer. In reality, there is not a diet regimen that is common to all of the countries of the Mediterranean region. With that said, there is some commonality between what people of the different nations of the Mediterranean eat on a regular basis. Equally important, there are food and beverage items that are not often found in the diets of the peoples of the Medite ...
    Author: Ray Darken
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  • Heart Diseases: Heart Attack - The Most Common Heart Disease

    A heart attack is a sudden serious medical condition in which someone’s heart stops working, causing them great pain. It is the most common of the heart diseases and occurs when blood flow to the heart and part of it is blocked, often by a blood clot, which is a thick almost solid mass formed when blood dries.

    This situation is usually caused by arteriosclerosis a disease in which arteries become hard, stopping the blood from flowing through them smoothly. Sometimes, the clot is called coronary thrombosis or coronary occlusion, since is often caused by ...
    Author: Hector Milla
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  • Heart Diseases: Heart Attack - The Most Common Heart Disease II

    A heart attack, which is the most common consequence of a heart disease, can be recognized not only by three symptoms in the previous article mentioned, but also be recognized by other warning signs, such as unusual chest, stomach or abdominal pain, nausea or dizziness, cold sweat or paleness, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, weakness or fatigue, palpitations, and unexplained anxiety.

    It is very important to be calm when a relative, friend or person has a heart attack, since you will have to know what to do if something like this happens. Th ...
    Author: Hector Milla
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  • Heart Diseases: New Guidelines for Detection and Treatment of Arterial Disease

    The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association launched different guidelines related to peripheral arterial disease in order to help doctors and all healthcare professionals to treat in a better way this common condition. According to statistics, more than 12 million people suffer from Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) in the United States.

    PAD is a really serious illness, since it can cause amputation of the extremities, rupture of an aortic aneurysm, severe hypertension, kidney failure, but also heart attack, stroke, and cardiov ...
    Author: Hector Milla
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  • Heart Diseases: Statistical Comparison between US and Africa

    Cardiomyopathy is a rare heart muscle disease over the world, but not in Africa where it is one of the major causes of heart failure, according to experts that reviewed all available cardiomyopathy studies performed in Africa, along with all the information about the causes and types of heart muscle disease in Africa, where 10 per cent of the world’s population lives.

    A 10 per cent to 17 per cent of cardiac problems found through autopsies in South Africa and Uganda, and 17 per cent to 48 per cent of heart failure diagnoses in many parts of Africa are d ...
    Author: Hector Milla
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  • Heart Diseases: UK Has the Highest Heart Disease Rates of the World

    Cardiomyopathy is a rare heart muscle disease over the world, but not in Africa where it is one of the major causes of heart failure, according to experts that reviewed all available cardiomyopathy studies performed in Africa, along with all the information about the causes and types of heart muscle disease in Africa, where 10 per cent of the world’s population lives.

    A 10 per cent to 17 per cent of cardiac problems found through autopsies in South Africa and Uganda, and 17 per cent to 48 per cent of heart failure diagnoses in many parts of Africa are d ...
    Author: Hector Milla
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  • Cranberries - Simple Protection from Cancer, Heart Disease , And Other Illnesses

    When is the last time you ate cranberries? Was it with a turkey dinner? With all the research pointing to the amazing health benefits of this simple berry, shouldn't cranberries be more than a once a year side dish?

    How Cranberries Are Proving Their Strength:

    The Cranberry Institute provides the results of studies and research that highlight the fantastic health benefits of the humble cranberry.

    Cranberries have been used for thousands of years by Native Americans as a source of food and to extend the shelf life of dried meats. Colonial sail ...
    Author: Travis Waack
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  • Heart Disease in Women

    According to the American Heart Association’s Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics, cardiovascular disease (CVD) is still the United States number one killer of men and women of all ethnic groups. The statistical update for 2005 utilized the statistics compiled for 2002, or the most recent year that data are available.

    Cardiovascular diseases include high blood pressure, arrhythmia, valve disease, congestive heart failure and stroke. Coronary heart disease (CHD) or hardening of the arteries is the largest killer of Americans. There were 494.4 thousand co ...
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  • Why Do So Many Women Suffer from Heart Disease ?
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  • Childhood Obesity: Your Kids And Heart Disease !
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  • Lowering Blood Cholesterol Levels Avoids Coronary Heart Disease Risk

    Heart is like any muscle. It needs a constant and permanent supply of oxygen and nutrients. They are carried to it by the blood in the coronary arteries. In some particular situations, coronary arteries become narrowed or clogged by cholesterol and fat deposits, and they are not able any more to feed the heart with enough blood This process is called atherosclerosis and leads to coronary heart disease (CHD).

    If the coronary arteries are only narrowed, you may experience chest pain called angina because not enough oxygen reaches the heart. When the cor ...
    Author: Valerian D.
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  • Heart Disease and Smoking

    Heart is like any muscle. It needs a constant and permanent supply of oxygen and nutrients. They are carried to it by the blood in the coronary arteries. In some particular situations, coronary arteries become narrowed or clogged by cholesterol and fat deposits, and they are not able any more to feed the heart with enough blood This process is called atherosclerosis and leads to coronary heart disease (CHD).

    If the coronary arteries are only narrowed, you may experience chest pain called angina because not enough oxygen reaches the heart. When the cor ...
    Author: Valerian D.
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  • Reducing Your Risk of Heart Disease : The Most Important Step

    Heart is like any muscle. It needs a constant and permanent supply of oxygen and nutrients. They are carried to it by the blood in the coronary arteries. In some particular situations, coronary arteries become narrowed or clogged by cholesterol and fat deposits, and they are not able any more to feed the heart with enough blood This process is called atherosclerosis and leads to coronary heart disease (CHD).

    If the coronary arteries are only narrowed, you may experience chest pain called angina because not enough oxygen reaches the heart. When the cor ...
    Author: Valerian D.
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  • Heart Disease and Exercise

    About 12.6 million Americans currently have heart disease.

    1.1 million Americans will experience a serious heart event this year.

    One in four Americans have some form of cardiovascular disease. Every 34 seconds one American will die as a result of cardiovascular disease.

    No other disease claims as many women's lives as cardiovascular disease. One American woman dies each minute as a result of cardiovascular disease.

    Around 700,000 Americans will have a stroke this years. That's one stroke every 45 seconds.

    HEART DISEASE IS THE SI ...
    Author: Kevin W Davies
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  • Preventing Heart Disease : What to Eat

    About 12.6 million Americans currently have heart disease.

    1.1 million Americans will experience a serious heart event this year.

    One in four Americans have some form of cardiovascular disease. Every 34 seconds one American will die as a result of cardiovascular disease.

    No other disease claims as many women's lives as cardiovascular disease. One American woman dies each minute as a result of cardiovascular disease.

    Around 700,000 Americans will have a stroke this years. That's one stroke every 45 seconds.

    HEART DISEASE IS THE SI ...
    Author: Kevin W Davies
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  • Preventing Heart Disease : What Not To Eat

    About 12.6 million Americans currently have heart disease.

    1.1 million Americans will experience a serious heart event this year.

    One in four Americans have some form of cardiovascular disease. Every 34 seconds one American will die as a result of cardiovascular disease.

    No other disease claims as many women's lives as cardiovascular disease. One American woman dies each minute as a result of cardiovascular disease.

    Around 700,000 Americans will have a stroke this years. That's one stroke every 45 seconds.

    HEART DISEASE IS THE SI ...
    Author: Kevin W Davies
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  • What You Need to Know About Heart Diseases

    Heart is the most significant organ of the body. It controls and regulates the entire body. An individual can survive the loss of other organs of body but not of a heart. The moment heart ceases pumping blood to the body, it results in a heart stroke and there are chances that the person may die.

    But people are often negligent in taking care of this undeniably crucial organ of their body. This is made evident by the studies that reveal the escalating deaths due to cardiac arrests every year. It is not just the elderly who are gripped by cardiac seizures ...
    Author: Mansi Aggarwal
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  • Congenital Heart Disease - A Conundrum

    Heart is the most significant organ of the body. It controls and regulates the entire body. An individual can survive the loss of other organs of body but not of a heart. The moment heart ceases pumping blood to the body, it results in a heart stroke and there are chances that the person may die.

    But people are often negligent in taking care of this undeniably crucial organ of their body. This is made evident by the studies that reveal the escalating deaths due to cardiac arrests every year. It is not just the elderly who are gripped by cardiac seizures ...
    Author: Mansi Aggarwal
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  • The Truth About Red Wine and Heart Disease

    Red Wine, Heart Disease, Hungry Sharks and Knights in Shining Armor

    What is so special about wine? What is it that makes it potentially more protective against coronary heart disease, and perhaps other diseases, that other forms of alcohol?

    In recent years, scientists have concluded without doubt that many human diseases such as heart disease, cancer and the aging process is caused or stimulated by a ravenous group of chemicals called free radicals, that act like hungry sharks. These highly charged little villains prowl the body and attack healthy ...
    Author: Nicholas Webb
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