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Plavix and its Efficacy for Treating Stroke and Myocardial Infarction

Antiplatelet drugs like Plavix inhibit platelets’ ability to coagulate and form blood clots. They are frequently prescribed to treat individuals with a history of cardiovascular problems related to clotting and is especially well suited for prevention of myocardial infarction (heart attack), unstable angina, stroke, and cardiovascular death. Plavix is normally administered twice daily in the […]

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Conundrums in Cholesterol — What are your Numbers?

Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels is a great way to maintain heart health. In doing so, you are lowering your chance of getting heart disease or suffering a stroke. Cholesterol isn’t exactly easy to understand, though. Not all types of cholesterol are bad. Some forms of cholesterol are good for your body. The main thing you […]

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How is High Blood Pressure Associated with Fatal and Non-fatal Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) refers to the range of diseases in relation to the heart and blood vessels. The disease encompasses strokes, coronary heart disease, atherosclerosis, and many other complications. CVD can be both fatal and non-fatal. According to the American Heart Association, CVD ranked first among the diseases that caused American deaths especially for African-American […]

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Is There a Roadblock to Your Heart?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men. Specifically, coronary heart disease is the most common type of heart disease and kills more than 380,000 people every year. Coronary Heart Disease: The Roadblock to the Heart Coronary artery disease (CAD) occurs […]

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Types of Strokes and Who Are At Risk

Many people believe that strokes only happen to people in their senior years and may become shocked whenever they hear about young people succumbing to strokes. According to the National Strokes Association, a stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States and kills over 133,000 people annually. What Is A Stroke? […]

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High Blood Pressure – The Leading Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease

According to the World Health Organization, high blood pressure is the leading risk factor for cardiovascular disease and one of the leading causes for premature death. By 2025, it is projected that almost two billion people will be living with this disease. Diet, family history, age, gender, race, weight and physical activity all play a […]

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Heart Disease Symptoms Guide for Women

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the number one cause of death in women. Statistics reveal that over 40 million women in the United States are affected by heart disease, and 90 percent have at least one or more risk factors for developing this disease. Only one out of five American women […]

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Cerebral Infarction- Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Cerebral infarction accounts for about 90% of strokes in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, strokes kill 130,000 Americans every year. It is an ischemic stroke resulting in a lack of blood supplied to the brain. Cerebral infarction occurs when a blood vessel becomes blocked or leaks outside of […]

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Doctors Sometimes Overtreat Blood Pressure, Researchers Say

Doctors may be overtreating blood pressure in some patients with diabetes, according to new research. A study of veterans’ hospitals found that doctors were sometimes treating diabetes patients with healthy readings with intensive blood pressure treatment. Diabetes and high blood pressure often go hand in hand, and doctors were following guidelines for patients with diabetes […]

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Atrial Fibrillation

  Atrial fibrillation is a condition that occurs when you have an abnormality in the way that your heart beats. This can be a scary thing to have as you will in most cases feel your heart beating very fast and you may have no idea what is actually going on. This is particularly alarming […]

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