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Heart Disease

Q. What Is Heart Disease? Diseases That Affect the Heart and Cardiovascular System Q. What Happens During a Heart Attack? The heart muscle requires a constant supply of oxygen-rich blood to nourish it. The coronary arteries provide the heart with this critical blood supply. If you have coronary artery disease, those arteries become narrow and blood cannot flow as well as it should. Fatty matter,...

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Kypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a group of heart disorders in which the walls of the ventricles thicken. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy may occur as a birth defect. It also may occur in adults with acromegaly, a condition resulting from excessive growth hormone in the blood, or in people who have pheochromocytoma, a tumor that produces adrenaline. People with neurofibromatosis, a hereditary condition...

Aerobics and Your Heart

Oxygen is necessary to allow chemical transformations in the body. The heart is the muscle that pumps oxygen-rich blood to the rest of your body. Aerobic exercise increases lung capacity (intake of oxygen) and strengthens the heart muscle (more effective pumping of oxygen), helping the body to clean more effectively and rapidly and helping reducing risks of heart diseases. Aerobics can also...

Management of Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the world, accounting for nearly 1 million of deaths each year in the United States. It is also the second commonest killer in Singapore accounting for nearly 25 per cent of annual mortality. The disease is a result of progressive deposit of cholesterol and fatty deposits within the coronary arteries with resultant...

Olive Oil May Boost Heart Health

Olive Oil May Boost Heart Health Food containing olive oil can carry labels saying it may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease, the U.S. government says, citing limited evidence from a dozen scientific studies about the benefits of monounsaturated fats. As long as people don't increase the number of calories they consume daily, the Food and Drug Administration confirmed a reduction in the risk of coronary heart disease when...

Find out Which of the Myths about Health are Real and Not!

Find out Which of the Myths about Health are Real and Not! Here's proof that you should not believe everything you hear about health. Nancy Snyderman, surgeon and editor of NBC News, tells you which are the myths about health that you may cause problems. Here are some stories that you hear every day and find out which ones are true: Myth: Annual Medical Control is Beneficial The Truth: it is! If you go to regular monitoring, as otherwise you discover...

A Major Breakthrough In Heart Treatment

Aspirin is the standard treatment for patients suffering from coronary heart disease. The breakthrough treatment consists of a daily dose of aspirin and an anti-clotting drug - clopidogrel. The combination has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of a patient dying from heart disease, having a repeat heart attack or suffering from a stroke. The study was performed by cardiologists at the...

Aspirin Is Not Effective In All Cases Of Coronary Heart Disease

Two studies presented at the last American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, suggest that Aspirin should not be used or prescribed blindly for people suffering from Coronary Artery Disease. The reason for this is that these studies proved that there is not the hitherto presumed kind of uniformity in aspirin’s ability to reduce vascular events or its anti-platelet effect particularly in...

Getting the Most Out of Your Workout

If you already exercise regularly at a moderate or intense level and you have checked with your doctor about any heart problems or other health risks, you can gain maximal cardiovascular benefits by walking 5 to 7 days a week for 30 to 45 minutes at your target heart rate. During exercise, your target heart rate should be between 70% and 85% of your maximum heart rate (in beats per minute). To...

Take Heart, Help is at Hand

Three-year-old Shannen Chang slept through the night for the first time, after an operation to mend the hole in her heart. Her mother Henny was overjoyed and relieved to see her daughter recovering so well from the operation. Said Henny, "Her sleep pattern had improved tremendously. Previously she used to wake up twice a night due to discomfort but since the procedure, she sleeps through until...