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Stroke: Life-Threatening Complications-Topic Overview

Stroke: Life-Threatening Complications-Topic Overview

Complications that threaten a person's life may develop soon after stroke symptoms occur. Preventing these complications is a major focus of initial stroke treatment. Life-threatening complications include: Increased pressure on the brain,which develops when the brain swells after a large .........[Read More]
Special Diet for High Cholesterol

Special Diet for High Cholesterol

In order to reduce high cholesterol, you need to maintain a steady diet of heart-healthy foods, including fruits, vegetables and limited amounts of meat. Because your low-density lipoprotein (LDL) levels are high, you are at risk for coronary heart disease due to cholesterol build up. Maintaining a ......[Read More]
Diet for Unclogging Arteries

Diet for Unclogging Arteries

The unhealthy American diet is the main reason for so many people with clogged arteries. In the past, the only solution appeared to be surgery and drugs, either alone or together. However, dramatic results from a stringent shift in lifestyle and diet are proving to be the safest option for uncloggin......[Read More]
Types of Stroke

Types of Stroke

Types of stroke are often categorized by their locations and causes.......[Read More]
Real-time Three-dimensional Transthoracic Echocardiography

Real-time Three-dimensional Transthoracic Echocardiography

How does transthoracic real-time three-dimensional echocardiography compare to conventional 2-dimensional echocardiography for the assessment of cardiac structures?......[Read More]
What Is a Good Ratio for LDL to HDL?

What Is a Good Ratio for LDL to HDL?

Cholesterol is responsible for building healthy cells, according to the Mayo Clinic. Having too much LDL cholesterol, however, causes fatty deposits in the arteries, which prevents the heart from getting enough oxygen. This increases the chances of health issues, such as stroke and heart disease. Ri......[Read More]
Why Defibrillators Are Useful

Why Defibrillators Are Useful

When it comes to cardiac arrest, a defibrillator can mean the difference between life and death. While there are several varieties of defibrillators, the automated external defibrillator, or AED, is both compact and affordable. With minimal training, almost anyone can learn how to use one.......[Read More]
ECG Basics

ECG Basics

An electrocardiogram, often called an ECG or EKG, is a medical test that uses electrodes on the skin to record the electrical activity of the heart over time. Electrical pulses within the heart trigger the muscles to contract, regulating your heartbeat. By recording and reviewing the pattern of elec......[Read More]
Could Seasonal Changes Affect Your Cholesterol?

Could Seasonal Changes Affect Your Cholesterol?

Did you know that even seasonal changes could affect your cholesterol?......[Read More]
Diffusion Weighted MRI

Diffusion Weighted MRI

What is a DWI weighted MRI?......[Read More]
Robot Helps Stroke Survivors Relearn Movement

Robot Helps Stroke Survivors Relearn Movement

Improvement Seen Even if Therapy Begins Years After Stroke......[Read More]
A New Approach to Evaluate Fetal Myocardial Function

A New Approach to Evaluate Fetal Myocardial Function

The objective of this study was to establish gestational age specific reference values for fetal tissue velocity imaging in order to aid in fetal myocardial evaluation.......[Read More]
How to Lower Your Cholesterol & Clean Out the Plaque

How to Lower Your Cholesterol & Clean Out the Plaque

According to CNN.com, about one in two Americans have borderline to high cholesterol levels. This increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke in individuals by building up dangerous plaque in the arteries. The restricted blood flow, caused by the buildup of plaque, leads to a lack of oxygen bei......[Read More]
What Does Elevated Triglycerides Indicate?

What Does Elevated Triglycerides Indicate?

Triglycerides are fat in its chemical form. They are stored in fat cells, released by hormones and burned by the body for energy. High levels are suspected to influence the development of hardening of the arteries and atherosclerosis.......[Read More]
Prasugrel in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Prasugrel in Acute Coronary Syndrome Patients Undergoing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Prevention of ischemic events in patients with acute coronary syndrome and/or undergoing PCI requires prompt, potent, predictable antiplatelet therapy. Efficacy and safety data for prasugrel are reviewed.......[Read More]
Workplace Injuries on Computers

Workplace Injuries on Computers

A large factor in productivity loss is computer-related injury. Spending hours at a time using a computer can cause disorders such as carpal tunnel syndrome or eye-strain, which are generalized under the term, Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI).......[Read More]
Parkinson's Disease and Nursing Home Care

Parkinson's Disease and Nursing Home Care

What you need to know and ask about nursing home care for people with Parkinson's disease.......[Read More]
Pesticides: A Link to Parkinson's?

Pesticides: A Link to Parkinson's?

New studies add to the evidence implicating pesticide exposure and repeated head trauma as likely contributors to Parkinson's disease and related degenerative brain disorders.......[Read More]
Atherosclerosis Prevention and Treatment in Children and Adolescents

Atherosclerosis Prevention and Treatment in Children and Adolescents

Healthcare professionals play a crucial role in the prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis, starting in utero.......[Read More]
Ways to Lower Cholesterol

Ways to Lower Cholesterol

http://www.istockphoto.com/stock-photo-5785533-healthcare.phpOne of the keys to living a healthy life is maintaining an appropriate cholesterol level. Cholesterol is a healthy component inside the body, but too much in the blood stream can lead to very serious heart issues that can.........[Read More]