High cholesterol is a major factor in the leading cause of death in the United States. Heart disease took over 600,000 deaths in 2007. The signs of high cholesterol often go unnoticed, requiring you to take proactive measures to control your risk.
Cardiac event monitoring offers a non-invasive way to diagnose heart problems. Whether your symptoms occur frequently or rarely, the monitoring can help pinpoint a cause that can then direct a course of treatment.
Angina is a common heart condition that affects over ten million people in the United States. The major cause is reduced supply of blood oxygen to the heart. Surgery attempts to remove the blockage and improve blood supply, but angina after valve repair is commonplace, and requires special attention
Microparticles are enclosed cellular structures that are released by cells after activation or death. They reduce the function of cells that line the inner surface of blood vessels. Microparticles in cardiovascular diseases may be responsible for blood clot formation and inflammation.
The two main implantable cardiac devices are pacemakers and defibrillators. These devices work in such a way to keep the heart monitored. Implanted medical devices can either monitor the electrical impulses or reduce the heart rate if it starts to beat too fast.
Pediatric cardiac ablation is the process in which damaged tissue is destroyed using a catheter. This procedure is carried out using the traditional or pulmonary vein methods to restore a normal heart rhythm.
Do you want to learn more about cognitive impairment after having bypass surgery? Here we will discuss this topic in detail.
The heart is responsible for pumping oxygenated blood around the body and returning deoxygenated blood to the lungs. The mitral valve repair long term outcome is generally favorable in patients undergoing surgery to correct mitral valve stenosis or regurgitation.
Cardiac rehab is designed to improve health after a heart attack. There are four parts to the cardiac rehab guidelines - health evaluation, exercise, lifestyle changes and counseling.
This article discusses the serious and potentially deadly condition aortic atherosclerosis. Several causes of this condition are discussed as well as information concerning treatments and complications related to this illness.