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Heart Diseases : Health & Medical

Avoiding Heart Bypass Surgery

Although you've heard this time and time before, here it comes again: the best way to avoid heart bypass surgery is to keep your heart healthy! This is particularly true if either parent had heart disease or if a brother or sister needed bypass surgery.

Looking at Statins and LDL? Be Inventive

In the last part of a series on lipids, Henry Black talks to Howard Weintraub about residual risk and the importance of knowing your patient -- not just the numbers.

Heart Disease Information That Can Save Your Life

Heart disease is extremely common, and in various years, on and off, it has been the leading cause of death in the United States. About 700,000 people die from it in any given year, so it definitely pays to know all you can about heart ailments and get sound, reliable information to keep yourself in

Congenital Heart Disease

WebMD explains different types of congenital heart disease in infants, children and adults.

Do You Have A Question About Lowering Cholesterol Naturally?

For western man, the common health question must be "how do I lower cholesterol naturally?" With the proliferation of man-made high cholesterol foods available to him, this question is assuming greater importance every day.

Foods That Cause Heart Disease

Recent studies show that in addition to your genetics, the foods that you eat can play a large role in whether or not you develop heart disease. Certain foods, when eaten in large quantities over time, can cause you to develop heart disease, and those foods should be avoided, especially if you have

A Healthy Heart Disease Diet Can Prevent Heart Attacks

You can eat your way to heart disease. Fried foods, deli meats and plenty of fatty foods are known ways to this heart condition. But, just as you can make yourself sick with the unhealthy foods, you can prevent or treat an existing heart condition with the right heart disease diet.

The PRECEDENT Study

Congestive heart failure (CHF) involves complex autonomic and neurohormonal responses characterized by sympathetic overactivity, parasympathetic withdrawal, and the activation of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone and vasopressin systems.

Soy & Heart Disease

A diet heavy in soy protein may help reduce the risk of developing heart disease, though evidence is not conclusive. While the results of one clinical study show that consumption of soy products reduced the risk of coronary heart disease in Chinese women, other research suggests the relationship bet

Red Wine Is Heart Healthy

Several scientific studies have shown that drinking red wine in moderation reduces the risk of getting a heart attack or a stroke. These benefits appear to be related to the alcohol and antioxidant content of the red wine.

FDA Strengthens Warning on NSAIDs and Heart Risk

WebMD article saying that the FDA has strengthened warnings about heart risks on popular painkillers known as non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs. The warning includes both prescription and over-the-counter versions of drugs.

Cholesterol and Red Meat

Is red meat really that bad for you? Should you cut it out of your diet completely?