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Heart Disease

Also called: Arteriosclerosis, CAD, Coronary Artery Disease, Heart disease

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Well, there seem to be fairly instant physiological effects in terms of blood lipid levels and potential inflammation in the arteries after we eat a...
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Coronary artery disease occurs when atherosclerotic plaque (hardening of the arteries) builds up in the wall of the arteries that supply the heart...
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The resting electrocardiogram is a recording of the electrical activity of the heart, and can demonstrate signs of oxygen starvation of the heart...
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You might assume that a heart attack or cardiac arrest is something you only need to worry about when you're older. But sad to say, heart problems...
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Risk factors (for heart disease) are traits people have that are linked to the development and progression of coronary artery disease. There are...
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Coronary artery disease (atherosclerosis) is a build-up of fatty material in the wall of the coronary artery that causes narrowing of the artery.
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An occlusion is a blockage.
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When there is too much cholesterol in your blood, it builds up in the walls of your arteries. Over time, this buildup causes the arteries to harden...
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Gum disease is, by itself, a risk factor for coronary artery disease, according to several published studies. Other research found a direct link...
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Ischemic heart disease is a condition caused by a decrease in blood flow to the heart. This decrease is usually the result of narrowed coronary...
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Heart disease is a condition that affects the heart muscle or the blood vessels of the heart.
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Risk factors (for heart disease) are traits people have that are linked to the development and progression of coronary artery disease. There are...
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An angiogram (cardiac catheterization) is a test used to diagnose heart disease. During the procedure, a catheter is inserted into an artery, usually...
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An antiarrhythmic is a drug that is used to treat abnormal heart rhythms.
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Antioxidants include vitamins (A, C, and E) that may help to limit the cellular damage caused by free radicals, which are released when tissue is...
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