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Eating Fish to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation Appears to Hinge on Moderation

Eating Fish to Prevent Atrial Fibrillation Appears to Hinge on Moderation

A new study has found a U-shaped association between eating fish and the risk of atrial fibrillation, with individuals who have both low and high intakes found to suffer more from the disease than those with median consumption. The lowest risk for atrial fibrillation was discovered in those wh... Read More


Eating Fatty Foods Inflames Blood Vessels' Fat Cover

Eating Fatty Foods Inflames Blood Vessels' Fat Cover

High-fat diets, even short ones, can produce severe inflammation in the fat tissue around blood vessels, perhaps leading the way to cardiovascular disease, a recent study revealed.The research, published in the American Heart Association journal Circulation Research discovered that the fat sur... Read More


6 Factors in Accurate Blood Pressure Readings

6 Factors in Accurate Blood Pressure Readings

Such a simple - and vitally important - item as a blood pressure reading can be considerably inaccurate unless six simple factors are taken into account. Getting an accurate reading is important because a false high reading can cause unnecessary medication, anxiety and disruption in a patient'... Read More


High Caffeine Consumption Linked to Arrhythmias

High Caffeine Consumption Linked to Arrhythmias

Coffee is the most widely consumed behaviorally active substance in the world. It's composed of several hundred compounds including antioxidants, carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins, minerals, phenolic compounds and alkaloids. However, caffeine has been the only substance to have effects on the ca... Read More


New Treatment for Heart Rhythm Disorders

New Treatment for Heart Rhythm Disorders

Treating a common heart rhythm disorder by burning heart tissue with a catheter works dramatically better than drug treatments, according to a landmark study published in a recent issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). Read More


Compound in Indian Curry Attenuates Strokes

Compound in Indian Curry Attenuates Strokes

Curry may also be a pharmaceutical. Research that's being conducted at the Medical College of Georgia School of Medicine is showing that curcumin, the biologically active compound in curry's main spice, turmeric, can diminish the size of blood clots in the brain. These clots form when a blood... Read More


What is the Polypill?

What is the Polypill?

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the Polypill. The Polypill is being developed in response to an important reality surrounding cardiovascular disease. There are three important drugs that can help prevent heart disease (statins, ACE inhibitors, and aspirin). These drugs are not taken for two maj... Read More


What is Coronary Artery Disease?

What is Coronary Artery Disease?

Dr. Valentin Fuster, one of the world's leading cardiologists, discusses the basics of coronary heart disease. Dr. Fuster than describes the symptoms of a heart attack and how to differentiate these symptoms from other conditions. Most importantly, he urges viewers to pay attention to these s... Read More


What is Peripheral Arterial Disease?

What is Peripheral Arterial Disease?

Dr. Sattesh Babu of Vascular Associates of Westchester discusses Peripheral Arterial Disease, who is at risk, why it is important to be screened and current treatments. Pad is essentially a blockage of the arteries in the lower extremities. That is what we mean by peripheral arteries -- ... Read More


What is Carotid Stenosis?

What is Carotid Stenosis?

Dr. Sateesh Babu of Vascular Associates of Westchester discusses "What is Carotid Stenosis?", the treatments, who should be screened and future developments, such as new stenting techniques. Read More



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