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What's Happening in My Heart During Atrial Fibrillation?

What's Happening in My Heart During Atrial Fibrillation?

During atrial fibrillation the top part of the heart quivers like jello while the bottom part of the heart squeezes at irregular intervals. This article describes what is going on inside your heart in simple terms so you understand what's going on inside your heart.......[Read More]
Bioabsorbable Scaffolds for Obstructive CAD

Bioabsorbable Scaffolds for Obstructive CAD

This review summarizes the rationale for the development of absorbable scaffolds. How do they impact hardened arteries?......[Read More]
Technique for 'Balloon-Uncrossable' Chronic Total Occlusions

Technique for 'Balloon-Uncrossable' Chronic Total Occlusions

Percutaneous coronary intervention of chronic total occlusion presents unique challenges and potential complications.......[Read More]
5 Heart-Healthy Foods

5 Heart-Healthy Foods

Nothing is more important than taking good care of your heart. Try these five foods to give your heart some extra nutritional strength.......[Read More]
Eat More Fruit to Reduce Heart Disease Risk

Eat More Fruit to Reduce Heart Disease Risk

Researchers found that consuming a wide variety of fruits and vegetables wasn't as important as consuming the right quantity to prevent heart disease. They also found that every extra serving of a fruit or vegetable reduced the risk of heart disease by three to four percent.......[Read More]
Lesser Known Heart Healthy Habits

Lesser Known Heart Healthy Habits

Establishing a life filled with good habits can enhance your heart health. And it is never too late. ......[Read More]
Lowering cholesterol with apheresis

Lowering cholesterol with apheresis

Apheresis is a method of lowering LDL cholesterol levels by "cleaning" the blood......[Read More]
Ways to Reduce Cholesterol - Surprisingly Effective Approaches to Reducing Your Cholesterol

Ways to Reduce Cholesterol - Surprisingly Effective Approaches to Reducing Your Cholesterol

If you are among the many who have recently learned that they have high cholesterol, then you need to make yourself aware of what I share in this article. While many doctors will make it sound like the only truly effective way to bring down high cholesterol is with the use of medication, the truth i......[Read More]
The Risks of Cholesterol Lowering Drugs and the Grapefruit Effect

The Risks of Cholesterol Lowering Drugs and the Grapefruit Effect

Cholesterol lowering drugs are some of the most profitable drugs ever made. That's as result of a couple of factors. Firstly it's because cholesterol lowering drugs are being prescribed to more and more people as our population gets more and more unhealthy, and higher and higher cholestero......[Read More]
10 Foods That Naturally Lower Blood Pressure

10 Foods That Naturally Lower Blood Pressure

Looking for foods that naturally lower blood pressure? Your search is over because in this article I list 10 foods that naturally lower blood pressure. Read more.........[Read More]
Common False Cholesterol Perceptions About Eggs & Shrimp

Common False Cholesterol Perceptions About Eggs & Shrimp

Cholesterol can be a concern for everyone. Beginning as early as at age 20, everyone should have their cholesterol checked, and should continue to have cholesterol screenings at least every five years. Starting early can put you on track for a healthy lifestyle in the future.But most importantly you......[Read More]
SPICE: The Use of Hawthorn Extract in Congestive Heart Failure

SPICE: The Use of Hawthorn Extract in Congestive Heart Failure

ACC.07: These results may be a great source for future research; however, until then, the use of hawthorn extract remains only a homeopathic treatment with no proven beneficial effect in CHF patients.......[Read More]
How to Diet After a Heart Attack

How to Diet After a Heart Attack

Diet is one of the simplest and most effective ways to manage your health, especially after a heart attack. By losing excess weight and focusing on good nutrition, you can improve your health after a heart attack and lower your risk of future attacks.......[Read More]
Circulatory Diseases & Disorders

Circulatory Diseases & Disorders

Your heart, blood and the vessels that carry your blood are the three main components of your circulatory system. Your circulatory system takes oxygen and nutrients to organs and tissues and carries away waste products. There are hundreds of diseases and conditions involving the circulatory system.......[Read More]
The ECG as a Tool to Determine Atrial Fibrillation Complexity

The ECG as a Tool to Determine Atrial Fibrillation Complexity

Could ECGs become the basis for classification of atrial fibrillation?......[Read More]
Hgb A1c and Mortality in Patients With Diabetes and AMI

Hgb A1c and Mortality in Patients With Diabetes and AMI

Patients with diabetes have increased in-hospital mortality following AMI, with studies suggesting higher risk with both hypoglycemia and hyperglycemia.......[Read More]
Technique for 'Balloon-Uncrossable' Chronic Total Occlusions

Technique for 'Balloon-Uncrossable' Chronic Total Occlusions

Percutaneous coronary intervention of chronic total occlusion presents unique challenges and potential complications.......[Read More]
Tricuspid Regurgitation After Percutaneous Mitral Valvuloplasty

Tricuspid Regurgitation After Percutaneous Mitral Valvuloplasty

Significant functional TR was associated with more severe MS, and it could be diminished when transmitral pressure gradient was sufficiently relieved with PMV.......[Read More]
How Does Atherosclerosis Cause Heart Disease? What You Can Do

How Does Atherosclerosis Cause Heart Disease? What You Can Do

There are many different kinds of heart disease but the most common type by far is atherosclerosis, typically accompanied by high blood pressure, which often leads to heart attack. Around 50 million Americans have high blood pressure. There are over a million heart attacks in the US every year.......[Read More]
Symptoms & Treatment of Chronic Heart Failure

Symptoms & Treatment of Chronic Heart Failure

Chronic heart failure is a condition in which a person's heart doesn't pump enough blood to meet the body's needs. The condition cannot be reversed but can often be treated with good results, according to the Mayo Clinic.......[Read More]