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Cholesterol

Cholesterol

Thursday, September 23, 2010 0:31

What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a chemical compound that is naturally produced by the body and is a combination of lipid (fat) and steroid. Cholesterol is a building block for cell membranes and for hormones like estrogen and testosterone. About 80% of ...

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Aortic Aneurysm Diseases

Aortic Aneurysm Diseases

Tuesday, September 14, 2010 0:01

Heart Disease and Aortic Aneurysm Aortic Aneurysm Diseases An aneurysm is an abnormal bulge in the wall of an artery. Normally, the ...

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Heart Disease and Marfan Syndrome

Heart Disease and Marfan Syndrome

Monday, September 13, 2010 23:47

Heart Disease and Marfan Syndrome Surgery and Marfan Syndrome Marfan syndrome is an inherited disease that affects the connective tissue. ...

Heart Muscle Disease

Heart Muscle Disease

Monday, September 13, 2010 23:34

What is it? Heart Muscle Disease Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle. The walls of the heart become rigid, and ...

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Abnormal Heart Rhythms and Arrhythmias

Abnormal Heart Rhythms and Arrhythmias

Monday, September 13, 2010 23:16

What is an arrhythmia? An arrhythmia (also called dysrhythmia) is an irregular or abnormal heartbeat. What are the types of arrhythmias? * Tachycardia: A fast heart rhythm with a rate of more than 100 beats per minute. * Bradycardia: A slow heart rhythm with a rate below 60 ...

Coronary Artery Heart Disease

Coronary Artery Heart Disease

Monday, September 13, 2010 22:36

What is coronary artery disease? Coronary artery disease (CAD) is atherosclerosis (plaque in artery walls) of the inner lining of the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. A similar term, arteriosclerosis which means hardening or stiffening of the arteries is sometimes interchanged with ...

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Coronary artery disease

Coronary artery disease

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 0:02

Definition: Coronary artery disease develops when your coronary arteries — the major blood vessels that supply your heart with blood, oxygen and nutrients — become damaged or diseased. Cholesterol-containing deposits (plaques) on your arteries are usually to blame for coronary artery disease....

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