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
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
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
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