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Heart Disease

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

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Heart failure is the result of poor cardiac function and is reflected by a decreased volume of blood pumped out by the heart, called cardiac output...
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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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It is my understanding that you do have to take long term - if you go off the meds, your cholesterol is going to go back up - unless you can make...
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Angina medications reduce the heart muscle's demand for oxygen in order to compensate for the reduced blood supply, and also may partially widen the...
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I would strongly suggest you consult your primary health care provider before you start taking Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) with a blood pressure medication...
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The resting electrocardiogram (EKG) is a recording of the electrical activity of the heart, and can show changes caused by ischemia or a heart attack...
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FROM EVERYTHING I HAVE READ IN JAMA,HARVARD HEALTH, AND OTHER RELATED ARTICLES, THERE ARE CHEMICALS IN E-CIGARETTES THAT ARE MORE DANGEROUS THAN A...
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The typical symptoms of coronary artery disease are associated chest pain with shortness of breath. Classically, the pain of angina is described as a...
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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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Hashimoto's thyroiditis can be diagnosed by biopsy. However, clinical history along with a blood test confirming hypothyroidism plus the addition of...
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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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When many people think of ischemic heart disease, they are thinking of atherosclerosis, or blockages in the coronary arteries as the result of plaque...
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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women over 40 years old, especially after menopause. Once a woman reaches the age of 50 (about the age...
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To make sure your diabetes treatment is working, experts recommend following the "ABCs": A1c: This is a blood test that provides a rough...
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Over the years, high blood sugar slowly causes damage to blood vessels throughout the body. This is especially true in the heart and brain. As a...
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