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Heart valve replacement without cardiac surgery

Heart valve replacement without cardiac surgery

Being a 75-year-old, I thought that I have been keeping myself in quite a good health.  But about few months ago, I started to feel tired more easily and short of breath when doing my regular walking exercise.  My doctor discovered that I had severe aortic stenosis – a very narrowed heart valve through which

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The Use of Aspirin in Patients having Coronary Artery Disease

The use of Aspirin, and its benefit to Heart patients, was first established by the ISIS-2 Study in 1988 which gave 17,187 patients Aspirin or Placebo, while they were presenting with a heart attack, and showed about a 23% reduction in death by 5 weeks, about the same as was found with Streptokinase, the first

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Are High Triglycerides Putting You at Risk?

The short answer is yes.  Over 71 million American adults struggle with metabolic syndrome every year. Metabolic syndrome is a group of health problems that include too much fat around the waist, elevated blood pressure, high triglycerides, and elevated blood sugar. Over 33.5% of Americans are living at an increased risk of contracting diabetes, heart

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Before and after my first heart attack

I almost died last month. To say it was a shock is an understatement. What started out as a tingling arm and chest tightness turned into a full-on heart attack and I was rushed to the emergency room where they gave me IVs, EKGs, and ran several blood tests. Being an active 62-year-old, I try

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