Cardiology Articles & Stories:

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

The Body's Three Natural Defenses Against Cardiovascular Disease

The Body's Three Natural Defenses Against Cardiovascular Disease Dr. Valentin Fuster discusses the body's three natural defense mechanism against cardiovascular disease. First, he describes progenitor endothelial cells produced by the bone marrow help protect coronary artery disease and the prospects of how pharmacologically we may help support the body in... Read More

Risk of Heart Attacks and Stroke Doubled by Flu

Risk of Heart Attacks and Stroke Doubled by Flu A recent study from the London School of Hygiene has found that winter infections such as influenza can double the risk of heart attacks and strokes. The effects were found to be independent of age or gender. Victims are twice as likely to be affected during the week following a respiratory i... Read More

High Blood Pressure Raises Risk of Cognitive Impairment

High Blood Pressure Raises Risk of Cognitive Impairment Approximately 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from hypertension, and what is most concerning is that nearly 15 million people are undiagnosed. The latest issue of Archives of Neurology has revealed that high blood pressure is associated with an increased risk of mild cognitive impairment... Read More

Worried Sick? There Might Be Some Truth There

Worried Sick? There Might Be Some Truth There A recent report by health provider BUPA has found that people's worries are damaging their health by causing sleepless nights, loss of sex drive, and erratic eating habits. The 2007 Worry Report demonstrates that almost one in five people constantly worry about numerous things, and more than ... Read More

Birth Control Pill May Raise Risk of Heart Disease

Birth Control Pill May Raise Risk of Heart Disease A recent study from Ghent University in Belgium suggests that oral contraceptives - notably high estrogen ones sold decades ago - might increase the chances of having artery buildups that can raise the risk of heart disease. Researchers claim that women who have used oral contraceptives are m... Read More

Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines For Stable COPD

Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines For Stable COPD The American College of Physicians has released an updated clinical practice guideline for the diagnosis and treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). COPD is a collection of slowly progressing lung diseases more commonly found in smokers. Over 5% of adults in the US have COP... Read More

Yogurt Consumption Linked to Healthier Body Weights for Women

Yogurt Consumption Linked to Healthier Body Weights for Women Research conducted by The General Mills Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition finds that women who eat yogurt frequently are less likely to be overweight and more likely to meet the recommended daily intake of important nutrients, like calcium and vitamin D. The fourteen day study followed t... Read More

What Is The Impact of Smoking on Vascular Disease?

What Is The Impact of Smoking on Vascular Disease? Smoking is one of the very strong risk factors for developing vascular disease. We have seen very young people who smoke develop vascular disease. Normally as our arteries become blocked, it is a part of aging. Most of the patients with vascular disease are in the 60's, 70s and beyond. But on... 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

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