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Articles Archive - Page 11

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A Woman Can Have Heart Attack Even Without Having Chest Pain!
Researchers from the Watson Clinic in Lakeland, Florida reported in the ‘Journal of the American Medical Association’ on February 22, 2012 that women, especially younger women, are more likely than men to be admitted at the hospital with no chest pain or discomfort after getting a heart attack, and they are also more likely to die than men of the same age.

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Alternative Way of Performing Coronary Angioplasty
In the United States, performing angioplasty through groin is the most common method, which accounts for almost 95 percent of all cases. The reminder 5 percent is done through an arm. The arm method is common in India, Europe and Canada. In Europe, 40 to 50 percent of all angiograms are done through arm.

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Are Heart Disease and Stroke Preventable?
There is a way to help people who are likely victims of cardiovascular events. Doctors are now recommending testing of high-sensitivity C-Reactive Protein (hsCRP) for those who are at intermediate risk of a heart attack and are not sure if they should take statins or not to lower their lipid levels.

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Can Dieting Really Help Lose Weight?
Statistics showed that fewer than 10 percent of the 12 million Britons who go on diet each year could succeed in losing significant amounts of weight. In fact, most of the dieters put all the weight back again within a year.

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Can Herbs or Supplements Treat Hypertension?
Nevertheless, hypertensive medications like all other drugs do have some side effects. Therefore, more and more people have turned to alternative medicine for help. Alternative medicine refers to any healing practice that does not use conventional medicines. Alternative medicines are mainly herbs that are made in the form of supplements.

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Can Liposuction Really Prevent Heart Disease?
Recently, a plastic surgeon in private practice in Leawood, Kansas found that liposuction might not only help reduce body weight, but also help prevent heart disease. Patients’ triglyceride levels had dropped an average of 43 percent within 3 months of the procedure.

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Can Sugar Tax Lower Obesity And Heart Disease Risk?
According to researchers from Columbia University Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco, if a higher, penny-per-ounce tax were imposed on sugary beverages, it could lower the consumption by 15 percent and reduce the prevalence of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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Can Young Adults Be Spared From Hypertension?
According to a study conducted by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, nearly 1 in 5 young American adults might have hypertension suggesting that problem of hypertension might be more widespread than previously thought.

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Do Omega-3 Fatty Acids Reduce Atrial Fibrillation Risk?
People with atrial fibrillation (AF) are at a higher risk of getting stroke and heart failure. The degree of stroke risk can be up to 7 times that of the average population, and a third of all strokes are caused by AF. Chronic AF can usually lead to a small increase in the risk of death.

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Eating More Bread Means More Salt Intake?
A study, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reported on February 7, 2012 that 9 out of 10 American adults ate too much salt and blamed slices of bread and dinner rolls as the leading culprit instead of potato chips or popcorn.

 
 
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How Could Heart Damage Be Reversed?
Even if the victim is fortunate to survive the heart attack, the damage to the heart muscle can never be repaired. Complications that the victim can have include blood clots, heart failure, heart rupture, heart valve damage, irregular heartbeats and inflammation of the heart.

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How Is Biological Clock Lined To Heart Attack?
Researchers in the United States declared that they had found the first molecular proof that the biological clock is linked to a type of sudden, fatal heart attack. Their findings were published in the journal ‘Nature’ on February 22, 2012.

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How Is Prescription Routines Related To Heart Disease Prevention?
According to a study conducted by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, patients on heart disease medications were less likely to fill their prescriptions if they had to make more trips to a pharmacy or have multiple doctors prescribing them medications.

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Is Chocolate Really Heart-Healthy?
Recently, researchers from Norwich Medical School in the United Kingdom reported in the March 2012’s issue of ‘American Journal of Clinical Nutrition’ that people who ate chocolate or cocoa for a few weeks to months had small drops in their blood pressure and improved blood vessel function.

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Is Drinking Diet Soda A Threat to Our Heart?
Instead of drinking normal soda, many people have switched to diet soda thinking that it would not make them fat. In reality, this is quite different from what a new study had found: diet sodas might be bad for the head as well as the heart.

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Is Healthy Diet Affordable for Everyone?
A healthy diet is expensive and many of the Americans would have difficulty to meet the new guidelines. This is because a healthy diet would add hundreds more dollars to their annual grocery bill.

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Is It Safe To Drink Coffee?
Coffee seems to be a kind of drink that has sparked debate over its health effects on people. Many previous studies had produced conflicting results. Health experts have long blamed coffee drinking for causing an increase in heart disease, cancer, stroke and more. In other cases, however, coffee drinking was found to be beneficial to human’s health.

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Is There A Tested Way of Losing Weight?
In general, unhealthy diet and lack of physical exercises are often quoted as the main culprits behind the obesity epidemic. Therefore, a sensible diet combined with physical exercise would still be the best way to lose weight and maintain good health.

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Should People Continue Eating Red Meat?
In terms of nutrition, red meat is a source of iron. It also contains protein, minerals like zinc and phosphorus, and vitamins such as niacin, vitamin B12, thiamin and riboflavin. On the other hand, red meat is also linked to many health risks including cancers, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension (high blood pressure), and stroke.

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Shouldn’t You Try Medication Before Angioplasty?
A study by researchers from New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and other institutions found that the results of COURAGE trial that was published in 2007, did not change the way doctor treat millions of heart patients with CAD. In fact, many doctors still did not first try medicines...

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Skin Disease Can Lead To Heart Disease Too!
While scientists have already linked psoriasis to an increased risk of stroke, a recent study have found that people with serious condition of psoriasis are more likely to die of heart disease and stroke than those without the condition. Their results were published online on January 5, 2012 in the ‘American Journal of Cardiology’.

 
 
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The Role of Nuts In Diabetic Control
Researchers from the University of Toronto in Canada found that when people with Type-2 diabetes replaced some of their usual carbohydrates with about a half-cup of mixed nuts each day, the study participants' blood sugar and bad cholesterol levels declined slightly over 3 months.

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TV Indulger Should Watch Out For Heart Disease!
Because of technological, social and economic changes, it is sad that people do not move their muscles as much as they used to. Many normal activities involving standing up and moving the muscles in the body have been converted to sitting. Majority of people simply shift from one chair in the office to another chair in front of their TV at home.

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Why Women Should Avoid Sugary Drinks?
While some large studies conducted previously have already linked drinking sugary drinks to heart disease, people still cannot stay away from sugar-sweetened drinks. Report from the California Department of Public Health showed that the average American consumes 50 gallons of sweetened beverages a year.

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Will Eating Fish with Mercury Raise Heart Disease Risk?
Some studies conducted earlier on the effect of mercury and heart disease risk in adults have reported contradictory results. But in a government-funded health study, researchers from Harvard School of Public Health found that mercury from eating fish did not raise the risk of heart disease or stroke, after they analyzed toxin levels in toenail.

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Would Bypass Surgery Benefit Heart Failure Patients?
A study, called the Surgical Treatment of Ischemic Heart Failure (STICH) trial, found that patients suffering from heart failure because of blocked coronary arteries appear to have similar overall survival rate irrespective of whether they have bypass surgery or rely on medication alone.

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Would Heart Procedures Lead To Cognitive Decline?
Researchers from Justus Liebig University in Giessen reported in the October 2011’s issue of ‘American Heart Journal’ that patients who had CABG and those who underwent balloon angioplasty and stenting showed declines in thinking and memory skills a few months after the procedures.

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Would Obesity Surgery Help Older Men Prolong Life?
Researchers from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina and University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine found that bariatric surgery did not raise survival rate for older, severely obese people, at least during the first 7 years.

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Would Soy Lower Bad Cholesterol Levels?
It is generally believed that soy products can help control cholesterol level. Soy is cholesterol-free and contains soluble fibers that can reduce amount of cholesterol circulating in the blood. Most of the fats in soy products are poly-unsaturated, and soy isoflavones prevent atherosclerosis. More importantly, soy protein contains all of the amino acids the body needs.

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Would Turmeric Really Protect Your Heart?
Turmeric has been used as traditional medicine for 4,000 years to treat a variety of conditions including inflammation, infections and some cancer, and digestive problems. A study from Thailand by researchers from Chiang Mai University found that extracts from turmeric might prevent heart attack in people who have had recent bypass surgery.

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Yellow Eyelid Marks Could Be Sign of Heart Disease!
People with little yellow flat plaques over the upper or lower eyelids, most often near the inner part of the eye, could be victims of heart disease and should seek medical examination. This is because researchers from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark argued that these patches, known as ‘xanthelasma’, were predictors of heart attack, heart disease and death.

 

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