Cardiology Articles & Stories

Aspirin Has Little Benefit for Many With Heart Disease

Aspirin Has Little Benefit for Many With Heart Disease

Close to 20 percent of patients taking aspirin to lower the risk of suffering a second cerebrovascular event do not have an anti platelet response from aspirin, the effect expected to be protective. The University of Buffalo conducted a strictly controlled study over 29 months with 653 patien... Read More


For Heart Health Low-Fat Better Than Low-Carb Diets

For Heart Health Low-Fat Better Than Low-Carb Diets

In America, it is estimated that 45 percent of women and 30 percent of men diet to lose weight. A recent study, published in the scientific journal Hypertension and led by David Gutterman has found low-carbohydrate diets to be significantly higher in total grams of fat, protein, dietary chole... Read More


Gender Differences in Coronary Artery Disease

Gender Differences in Coronary Artery Disease

Dr. Marianne Legato discusses how she evaluates patients being screened for cardiovascular disease. She says that one of the things she looks for are the signs of early coronary artery disease in men, as well as the unique symptoms in women. Women also experience coronary artery spasm, which ... 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


The Significance of Gender Medicine

The Significance of Gender Medicine

Dr. Marianne Legato explains that Gender Medicine is not Women's Health, which it is often misconceived as. It's the study of the differences of how men and women function normally in all the systems of the body. It also looks at how people experience diseases differently as a function of bei... Read More


What Are the Risk Factors of Coronary Artery Disease?

What Are the Risk Factors of Coronary Artery Disease?

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the 6 causes or risk factors behind coronary artery disease. There are two physical risk factors: high blood pressure and size of the waist (or abdominal obesity). There are two chemical risk factors: cholesterol levels in the blood and blood glucose (diabetes). ... 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


How Can We Prevent Heart Disease?

How Can We Prevent Heart Disease?

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the rise of cardiovascular disease in the developing world, where the percentage of people who die from heart disease has reached the same levels as in the industrialized countries. In the developed world it is common medical practice to prescribe 3 drugs to trea... Read More


The Future of Treating Cardiovascular Disease

The Future of Treating Cardiovascular Disease

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the future of treating cardiovascular disease. Dr. Fuster describes the rising worldwide spread of heart disease, as populations in the developing world are now demonstrating rates of heart disease seen previously only in industrialized countries. Simply stated t... Read More


Are We Winning the Battle Against Heart Disease?

Are We Winning the Battle Against Heart Disease?

Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the paradox of people living longer despite the dramatic increase in the incidence of cardiac disease in the general population. While breakthrough treatments have helped increase the life-span of the population by two years every decade in the last half of the 2... Read More


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