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Common Heart Drug May Block Atherosclerosis

An inexpensive and widely available drug already known to decrease the risk of repeat heart attacks and treat heart failure now appears to slow artery clogging atherosclerosis as well, and thus may be useful to prevent strokes and heart disease altogether.

Aortic Valve Replacement Surgery

Aortic valve replacement is a surgery done for aortic valve stenosis and aortic valve regurgitation. The surgery is either an open-heart procedure or a minimally invasive procedure. In an aortic valve replacement surgery,the damaged valve is removed and replaced with an artificial valve. View a ...

Impact of Drug-Eluting Stents on Outcomes of Patients

The aim of this study was to compare clinical outcomes when drug-eluting stents, rather than bare-metal stents, were used for percutaneous revascularization in patients with end-stage renal disease.

Sleep and Live Longer!

Recent studies have shown that having a daytime nap decreases stress and inflammation in the body and helps bring a healthy balance that counteracts the strain of daily life - but that's not all. A recent study showed that occasional napping decreased a person's risk for coronary heart dis

Types of Heart Diseases - Cure and Treatment of Heart Diseases

Heart diseases have been a deadly disease that has struck people worldwide including renowned athletes that are struck by heart attack. You must empower yourself with the types of heart diseases to be able to know the best possible methods of heart diseases treatment.

Study: New Anticlotting Drug Beats Warfarin

The experimental anticlotting pill Eliquis beats warfarin at preventing strokes in people with a heart condition that puts them at high risk of blood clots and stroke, researchers report.

New Lipid Drugs and Getting Risk to Zero

In the first part of a series on what's new in lipids, Henry Black talks to Howard Weintraub about new approaches to lipid therapy and the goal of zero cardiovascular risk.

Mitral Valve Regurgitation-Health Tools

Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Eating a steady amount of vitamin K when you take warfarin (Coumadin) ...

Digitek Effects

Digitek is the brand name of digoxin or digitoxin, a chemical derived from digitalis plants. Doctor's prescribe this medication to treat heart failure, arrhythmias (irregular heartbeat) and angina (chest pain). Digoxin has a therapeutic effect on the heart muscles and nerves, allowing for a more nor

South East London Cardiac Prescribing Forum

In the UK, post-MI patients on dual antiplatelet therapy are monitored to measure compliance and effect on outcomes. Has the coordinated effort helped improve these factors?

Hawthorn Pills Safe for Heart Patients

An herbal supplement taken to relieve symptoms of heart failure is safe when taken with other common heart drugs, German researchers report.

What on Earth Is 'Ugly Cholesterol' and How Dangerous Is It?

Move over good and bad cholesterol - ugly cholesterol has come to town. Most of us have heard about HDL and LDL cholesterol, but ugly cholesterol, while not new, is a type of cholesterol that hasn't received much attention up until recently.