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Early Detection of Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction

Early Detection of Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction

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.
Meaning & Treatment of Triglycerides

Meaning & Treatment of Triglycerides

At normal levels, triglycerides pose no harm. However, when levels begin to spike, it may be a sign of a current or future illness, ranging from heart disease to type 2 diabetes.
Parkinson's Disease News and Features Page

Parkinson's Disease News and Features Page

Find special feature stories and news on Parkinson's Disease Health at WebMD
What Are the Causes of Low HDL & Low LDL Cholesterol?

What Are the Causes of Low HDL & Low LDL Cholesterol?

When concerned about your cholesterol, HDL and LDL are two numbers to which you should pay special attention. If your cholesterol is high, that means you want to raise your HDL and lower your LDL.
How Long to Lower Triglycerides With Fish Oil?

How Long to Lower Triglycerides With Fish Oil?

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 Are the Treatments for Aortic Valve Stenosis?

What Are the Treatments for Aortic Valve Stenosis?

The aorta receives blood from the left ventricle through the aortic valve and distributes the blood to the rest of the body. Aortic valve stenosis is a condition where the aortic valve does not open wide enough for blood to pass through it. Rheumatic fever is one cause of aortic valve stenosis. Sym
Sex Differences in Device Therapies in MADIT-CRT

Sex Differences in Device Therapies in MADIT-CRT

Are women with ischemic heart disease less likely to experience appropriate ICD therapies for ventricular arrhythmias?
Ablation of Atrial Flutter in Severe Pulmonary Hypertension

Ablation of Atrial Flutter in Severe Pulmonary Hypertension

What precautions are needed regarding ablation for atrial flutter -- in patients with severe pulmonary hypertension?
Types of Heart Palpitations

Types of Heart Palpitations

Heart palpitations are felt after the heart skips a beat or rapidly flutters. A heart palpitation also occurs when the heart beats too fast or too slow. The patient feels tightness in the chest area, but the feelings can also happen in the throat or neck. If heart palpitations are diagnosed in a pat
Ways You Can Lower Cholesterol

Ways You Can Lower Cholesterol

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
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)-Topic Overview

Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)-Topic Overview

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.
Video Game Teaches Kids How to Spot a Stroke

Video Game Teaches Kids How to Spot a Stroke

It told them what the symptoms are and what to do if they see someone having one
Severe Disability After a Stroke

Severe Disability After a Stroke

Severe disability can lead to some medical complications after a stroke. Learn how to avoid the complications of being confined to bed after a stroke.
Aspirin to Prevent Stroke in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation

Aspirin to Prevent Stroke in Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is a major cause of ischemic stroke, but is aspirin a major help for stroke prevention or not?
What Are the Benefits of Exercising for Your Cholesterol?

What Are the Benefits of Exercising for Your Cholesterol?

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."
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Stroke Treatment

Stroke Treatment

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of stroke treatment including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.
Prenatal Diagnosis of Bicuspid Aortic Valve

Prenatal Diagnosis of Bicuspid Aortic Valve

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
Cardiac and Renal Function in Amateur Marathon Runners

Cardiac and Renal Function in Amateur Marathon Runners

Does marathon running put amateur athletes at risk of exercise-induced myocardial and renal dysfunction?
High Cholesterol Diseases

High Cholesterol Diseases

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,