The authors outline their protocol for combining traditional treadmill cardiac stress testing with echocardiography in the evaluation of several types of cardiac disease.
The aim of this study was to investigate if transmitral Doppler flow can detect early abnormalities of the diastolic left ventricular function during the indeterminate phase of Chagas' disease.
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How long it will take to lower triglyceride levels with fish oil will depend on how well you also incorporate other therapies for hypertriglyceridemia (high triglycerides). Using fish oil is encouraged in addition to an overall change in lifestyle, which is the primary recommendation for lowering hi
What precautions are needed regarding ablation for atrial flutter -- in patients with severe pulmonary hypertension?
If your cholesterol count is not where it should be, become your own advocate and make changes to improve your health. Combine diet, exercise and, if necessary, medication to reduce your risk of heart disease and at the same time become stronger and reduce body fat. Lifestyle changes you make now to
What is a transient ischemic attack (TIA)? Some people call a transient ischemic attack (TIA) a mini - stroke, because the symptoms are like those of a stroke but do not last long.
It told them what the symptoms are and what to do if they see someone having one
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Atrial fibrillation is a major cause of ischemic stroke, but is aspirin a major help for stroke prevention or not?
Whether you're carrying some extra pounds or not, exercise can help reduce cholesterol. Thirty to 60 minutes of physical activity daily is recommended to aid in weight loss and maintenance. Exercise can reduce "bad cholesterol" and unhealthy triglycerides while boosting "good cholesterol."
Bicuspid aortic valve is a congenital heart defect, meaning it is present at birth. It is thought of as a hereditary trait. A fetus genetically predisposed to the defect may be tested for it in the womb. Even though a person with a bicuspid aortic valve might not experience any other health problems
Does marathon running put amateur athletes at risk of exercise-induced myocardial and renal dysfunction?
Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance found in all the body's cells. The liver manufactures all the cholesterol needed to make hormones, vitamin D, and enzymes that aid in digestion. High cholesterol levels are implicated in a host of diseases, including stroke, diabetes, coronary heart disease,
The authors sought to test the hypothesis that biventricular pacing exerts no obvious potentially deleterious effects on markers of cardiac repolarization in the surface ECG.
Lipoproteins carry cholesterol through the bloodstream. Cholesterol produced by the liver is combined with protein in order to move the cholesterol throughout the body. There are four types of lipoproteins classified based on density: chylomicrons, VLDL, LDL and HDL. The density is based on the f
The Brain Attack Coalition designs the guidelines that all hospitals in the United States should follow for stroke prevention and treatment. But who are they?
This study describes the authors' echocardiographic results with CRT after long-term prospective follow-up in patients in daily practice.
Calculating dose rates is an important part of nursing and health care. It also comes into play with over-the-counter medications. Knowing the correct amount to take or to give your loved ones will keep them safe and allow the medicine taken to do its job.