Three-dimensional echocardiography proves useful in surgery planning in this rare case of a massive right atrial myxoma.
Defining Minimally Invasive Heart Valve ReplacementFor approximately 40 years, open heart surgery has relied on a large, 6- to 8-inch long incision made down the center of the breastbone. This traditional method allowed the surgeon easy access to all areas of the heart, but it also meant...
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Any delay in the diagnosis of appropriate therapy for cardiac tamponade complicating PCI may increase the likelihood of a poor outcome.
Get the facts on correlates related to the atrial flutter reentry circuit in the right atrium.
A less invasive alternative to surgery for clearing neck arteries of plaque proved as effective as surgical treatment for preventing strokes in high-risk patients in a three-year follow-up study.
Neurofibrillary tangles help us in distinguishing Alzheimer disease from other types of dementia. Learn the definition of Neurofibrillary tangles.
Baby gender differences- find out why baby boys are more prone to having strokes than baby girls.
Fibrates, also known as fibric acid derivatives, are cholesterol lowering drugs.
Stents bypass blockages in your cardiovascular, respiratory, and digestive systemsheart image by jim from Fotolia.comA stent is a medical device that can be inserted inside the body to bypass normal vessels in the body such as veins, arteries, and other passages. Stents allow the free...
A new kind of hybrid procedure may be just right for pacemaker lead retrieval.
A new blood test shows promise for helping to detect stroke.
Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels is critical in preventing heart disease and hardening of the arteries. A simple blood test will determine whether cholesterol levels are within a healthy range.
As researchers perform more and more studies on the effects of cholesterol, the issue continues to reveal its complexity. For instance, seniors need to take smoking, obesity and inactivity into consideration when determining their optimum cholesterol levels. Moreover, while the American Heart Associ
Going back to work after a stroke can be a confusing and stressful decision. Some workplace modifications can help with re-adjusting to work after a stroke.
Orajel products are leading over-the-counter pain relievers to help dull teething pain, sore throats, denture pain, toothaches, and cold sores. The active ingredient, benzocaine, is safe when used according to the package directions.
Parkinson's disease patients with dementia can lose their mental abilities at almost the same rate as people with Alzheimer's disease, say Norwegian researchers.
A cholesterol ring is seen in the eye when a person's bad cholesterol increases and good cholesterol decreases. The ring is an indicator of high cholesterol, which is a preliminary sign of future heart disease.
Thai food contains a wide assortment of cholesterol-friendly foods. This article will show you how to enjoy this delicious cuisine when you're watching your cholesterol levels.
health sites pass or fail on informing patients about this stroke risk?