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GHI Tools

GHI Tools

Group Health Incorporated (GHI) began in 1937. It originally went by the name Group Health Association of New York and featured premiums of less than $2,000. Over the years the company changed its name several different times until 1971, when it arrived at its current title. Today, GHI.........[Read More]
Nicotine Effects on Heart Rate

Nicotine Effects on Heart Rate

Not only does smoking tobacco increase your risk of developing emphysema, lung cancer or chronic bronchitis, the nicotine you get off a cigarette can actually affect your heart. This is largely due to the way in which this substance interacts with your blood vessels, often triggering an increase in ......[Read More]
Why Does Chest Pain Radiate to the Left Arm?

Why Does Chest Pain Radiate to the Left Arm?

One symptom of a heart attack includes left arm pain. Other types of chest pain, however, radiate down to the left arm as well. The nerves around the chest and heart act differently than anywhere else in the body. Although left arm pain doesn't always signify a heart condition, it isn't something on......[Read More]
Stroke Risk Spikes Shortly After Shingles Episode: Study

Stroke Risk Spikes Shortly After Shingles Episode: Study

But getting antiviral meds to treat painful rash lowers chances of brain attack, researchers add......[Read More]
Role of Imaging in Interventions on Structural Heart Disease

Role of Imaging in Interventions on Structural Heart Disease

New devices and procedures have greatly improved the chance to effectively treat structural heart diseases -- in both children and adults.......[Read More]
Changes in Maternal Left Ventricle During Pregnancy

Changes in Maternal Left Ventricle During Pregnancy

This study examined physiological changes in left ventricle structure and systolic function in healthy pregnant women to determine normal ranges of speckle-tracking echocardiography parameters.......[Read More]
Revascularization Strategies in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Revascularization Strategies in Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

Get the latest on new developments in coronary revascularization strategies for patients with pre-existing Type 2 diabetes mellitus.......[Read More]
What Are the Treatments for Strangulated Hemorrhoids?

What Are the Treatments for Strangulated Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are swollen veins close to the anal and lower rectal regions. Strangulated hemorrhoids are a serious form of hemorrhoids. This type descends out of the anal sphincter, and the blood supply is blocked. Increased exertion of pressure due to diarrhea or constipation is one of the common cau......[Read More]
Treatment for Broken Blood Vessels in the Face

Treatment for Broken Blood Vessels in the Face

Broken blood vessels in the face develop because of sun exposure, aging, inflammatory conditions such as rosacea, stress and certain foods. Broken blood vessels caused by rosacea appear on the nose, cheeks, chin and forehead and get worse without treatment. Treatment for broken blood vessels in the ......[Read More]
Ultrasound Mediated Gene Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease

Ultrasound Mediated Gene Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease

Ultrasound-targeted microbubble destruction is an intriguing and promising method for delivering gene therapy in cardiovascular disease. How does it work?......[Read More]
What Is Too Low Cholesterol?

What Is Too Low Cholesterol?

There are many well known reasons for keeping cholesterol levels low. For most people, lower cholesterol levels lead to a decreased risk of heart attack and coronary artery disease. However, it is also possible for cholesterol levels to be too low, which poses its own unique set of problems.......[Read More]
Cardiovascular Trials Review Updates

Cardiovascular Trials Review Updates

Read a review of the findings from the PRESTO and MARVAL trials.......[Read More]
Why Do Doctors Monitor the Concentration of LDL and HDL?

Why Do Doctors Monitor the Concentration of LDL and HDL?

Doctors monitor all parts of cholesterol: high-density lipoprotein (HDL), the good cholesterol; low-density lipoprotein (LDL), the bad cholesterol; and triglycerides, a type of fat that circulates in the body. Triglycerides are often elevated when HDL and LDL are elevated.......[Read More]
What you need to tell your doctor if you are LGBT

What you need to tell your doctor if you are LGBT

You have the right to privacy about your sexual orientation and gender identity, and you also have the right to medical care regardless of your sexual orientation and gender identity.......[Read More]
Long-term Outcomes of Using FFR Findings to Determine Treatment

Long-term Outcomes of Using FFR Findings to Determine Treatment

This commentary weighs the merits of fractional flow reserve to provide additional diagnostic information when deciding whether patients with coronary artery stenosis should undergo revascularization......[Read More]
How to Live With an Artificial Heart Valve

How to Live With an Artificial Heart Valve

People with heart damage sometimes require heart valve replacement surgery, in which one or more of your heart valves is replaced with a new valve. New heart valves may be artificial or biological. Artificial heart valves are made of plastic, metal or carbon and tend to last longer than biological v......[Read More]
Angiogram of the Head and Neck

Angiogram of the Head and Neck

Angiogram of the head and neck is an X-ray test that uses fluoroscopy to take pictures of the blood flow within the blood vessels of the head and neck.......[Read More]
What Are the Benefits of Pyruvate?

What Are the Benefits of Pyruvate?

Pyruvate, also known as pryruvic acid, provides many health benefits. It has been used to reduce fat build up within the body for many years. Doctors have used this powerful supplement in situations such as reducing unhealthy fat cell buildup in patients suffering with fatty liver as a result of alc......[Read More]
Drug Insight: Statins for Nonischemic Heart Failure

Drug Insight: Statins for Nonischemic Heart Failure

The authors discuss how the pleiotropic effects of statins could improve survival in the setting of ischemic and nonischemic heart failure.......[Read More]