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‘Cardiovascular’ Diseases

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Lipid Panel Fasting

Lipid Panel Fasting

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 2:45

A lipid panel is ultimately a cholesterol test. It's used to determine the level of not just total cholesterol, but also low-density lipoprotein (LDL), high-density lipoprotein (HDL) and triglycerides in your bloodstream. Often referred to as a lipid profile, this blood test is really the first line of ...

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Drug Promises Heart Disease

Drug Promises Heart Disease

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 1:13

Heart attacks and strokes could be cut by at least a third by tripling the number of patients on cholesterol-lowering drugs, according to research published today. Expanding the simple treatment could save the lives of 10,000 Britons a year, say the authors of a study which one expert ...

Diabetes - Heart Disease - Stroke

Diabetes – Heart Disease – Stroke

Friday, January 28, 2011 4:31

Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Stroke Having diabetes or pre-diabetes puts ...

Ischemic Heart Disease

Ischemic Heart Disease

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 2:56

What is ischemia? Ischemia (is-KE'me-ah) is a condition in which the blood flow (and thus oxygen) is restricted to a part of the body. Cardiac ischemia is the name for lack of blood flow and oxygen to the heart muscle....

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Heart Diseases

Heart Diseases

Tuesday, January 18, 2011 5:38

What is Heart disease? There are many types of heart disease. About 25% of all Americans have one or more types of cardiovascular disease. The major types of heart disease are atherosclerosis, coronary, rheumatic, congenital, myocarditis, angina and arrhythmia.  Heart disease can arise from congenital defects, infection, ...

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Heart Anatomy

Heart Anatomy

Thursday, January 13, 2011 4:34

The Cardiovascular System Your heart and circulatory system make up your cardiovascular system. Your heart works as a pump that pushes blood to the organs, tissues, and cells of your body. Blood delivers oxygen and nutrients to every cell and removes the carbon dioxide and waste ...

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Blood Cancer

Blood Cancer

Tuesday, December 28, 2010 6:37

Hematologic cancers, (cancers of the blood, bone marrow, and lymph nodes) include leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma. Blood Cancer In 2006 ...

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What Lockjaw Is and When to Get Vaccinated (Tetanus)

What Lockjaw Is and When to Get Vaccinated (Tetanus)

Thursday, December 23, 2010 6:05

Tetanus, also known as lockjaw, is a disease caused by the toxin producing bacteria Clostridium tetani. C. tetani produces a powerful neurological toxin, tetanospasmin, that, in those infected, can result in painful spasms contracting the muscle. How Is Tetanus Transmitted?...

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Brittle Bone Sufferers at Risk from Heart Disease

Brittle Bone Sufferers at Risk from Heart Disease

Saturday, December 4, 2010 5:50

Patients with brittle bone disease are more likely to suffer heart disease as well, a study has found. Scientists say that both conditions have the same biological cause, meaning contracting one makes an individual more susceptible to the other....

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Congenital Heart Disease

Congenital Heart Disease

Friday, October 8, 2010 1:02

Definition Congenital heart disease refers to a problem with the heart's structure and function due to abnormal heart development before birth. Congenital means present at birth. Causes, incidence, and risk factors Congenital heart disease (CHD) can describe a number of different problems affecting the heart. According to ...

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