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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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Angina Pectoris

Angina Pectoris is a condition that is caused by a problem in the heart. Most people will experience a pressure like episode in their chest that may feel like a band being tightened around the top of the chest. This is often brought on by physical exertion or stress and is often relieved by rest […]

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Hypertension is also known as high blood pressure and it is a very common condition that affects a large number of people in your community. In most cases there are no symptoms that are associated with hypertension and it will usually be picked up on a routine visit to the doctor. As it is a […]

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Plavix Helps Prevent Heart Attacks And Stroke

Heart attacks and strokes are down due to the use of drugs like Plavix which improve circulation. Read on….Heart Attack Deaths Drop in US as Smoking, Diet, Drugs Help

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New Benefits Of Lipitor And Zocor Recognized

Liptor and Zocor lower cholesterol and heart attack risk and may hold promise against other diseases, including cancer.  Evidence is mounting that statin drugs like Lipitor and Zocor reduce heart disease risk through more than just their cholesterol-lowering effects. Read on…Statins For All?

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Drug Treatment Of Hypertension. Does The Drug Matter?

Many types of drugs are available for the treatment of hypertension, and for a long time there was debate about whether the benefits of treatment were related to the quality of blood pressure control or whether the type of drug used might also be important. This is a key question because the difference in cost […]

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Crestor Approved To Fight Heart Disease

Crestor has been approved by the FDA to fight heart disease in people who would not normally recieve a cholesterol lowering drug. Read on..Crestor Approved to Fight More Heart Disease

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Lexapro Helps Stroke Victims

Lexapro (Escitalopram) has been shown to be of benefit in some stroke patients. Read on…Antidepressants may help stroke victims – Los Angeles Times

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Diabetes and Heart Attack: Can We Catch It Before It’s Too Late?

Type 2 diabetes (also known as adult-onset diabetes and non-insulin-dependent diabetes) usually develops gradually in adulthood and is caused by delayed or impaired insulin secretion, impaired insulin action, or excessive glucose output by the liver. Now insulin is a hormone that regulates the amount of glucose (sugar) in the blood and is required for the […]

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Ever Heard of the Metabolic Syndrome or Syndrome X?

The metabolic syndrome, otherwise known as the all-popular syndrome X, is not a disease but a group of characteristics, which in combination increase your risk of developing heart disease and type II diabetes. The characteristics that are referred to include high blood pressure, high levels of fat in the blood, obesity, high blood sugar levels. […]

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