Atherosclerosis: what is it?

Saturday 05 December 2009, 03:04

Atherosclerosis is a chronic progressive inflammatory disease affecting arterial walls (especially coronary artery walls) and potentially leading to the occurrence of acute cardiovascular events, such as myocardial infarction, angina pectoris and... more »

Blood tests for hearth disease

Saturday 05 December 2009, 00:00

The goals of blood testing for heart disease are to determine if observed symptoms are related to a heart condition or other disorders and to assess the potential presence of cardiovascular risk factors . Blood contains many substances whose... more »

Risk factors in coronary artery disease

Saturday 05 December 2009, 00:22

Being aware of the risk factors associated with atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease is the first step in preventing and managing these conditions. Extensive clinical and research studies have led to the identification of several factors... more »

Atherosclerosis complications

Sunday 06 December 2009, 18:20

Although atherosclerosis is a preventable and treatable condition, when untreated or improperly treated, it may lead to serious consequences. As a general rule, atherosclerosis complications depend upon the location of affected arterial vessels.... more »

Prevention and treatment of atherosclerosis

Sunday 06 December 2009, 18:33

The first line of defense against atherosclerosis is a healthy lifestyle . Changes in diet and regular exercise may not only slow the progression of atherosclerosis, but even reverse its course. A balanced healthy diet helps to control many risk... more »

How to reduce blood cholesterol

Thursday 10 December 2009, 12:16

Cholesterol is a natural fatty substance in the human body, that plays an essential role as a constituent of cell membranes and as a precursor of steroid hormones and bile acids. But when cholesterol blood levels are too high, the formation of... more »

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