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Your Heart: 3 Amazing Medical Innovations (Video)

Tags: cholesterol, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart video, innovations, medical innovations, pacemaker, video

Learn about three medical innovations that relate to the human heart, including the development of a small leadless pacemaker, new cholesterol-lowering injections and a new congestive heart failure drug.


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10 Tips for Lowering Your Cholesterol

Tags: Be Well e-News, cholesterol, diet, exercise, healthy diet, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart disease, heart health, high cholesterol

We all want to be heart-healthy, and ensuring healthy levels of cholesterol is the first step. Get pointers on nutrition and exercise.


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Fish Oil Supplements, Vitamins Won’t Lower Your Cholesterol

Tags: cholesterol, fish oil, heart health, multivitamins, omega, omega-3, stroke, triglycerides, vitamins, vitamins and supplements

If you’re taking supplements like fish oil or a multi-vitamin in the hopes of improving your cholesterol counts, save your money. There are better, more effective strategies.


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Married Men More Likely to Get a Medical Checkup

Tags: blood pressure, cholesterol, diabetes, health screenings, marriage

Married men young and old are more likely to have had a medical checkup in the last year compared to single men or those with a live-in partner, says a new study from the Center for Disease Control.


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“Out of This World” Findings from 2014 Cardiology Expo

Tags: ACC, celiac disease, cholesterol, heart attack, pericarditis

Cardiovascular specialists from across the country attended the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Session and Expo in Washington D.C. They shared news about heart health -- earthly, and beyond.


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Statins and Diabetes: Risk-Benefit Round-Up (Video)

Tags: cholesterol, coronary artery disease, diabetes, Dr. Rocco, heart attack, heart disease, heart health, heart videos, prevention, statins, video

People with diabetes are more likely to develop heart disease. Clouding this issue, the FDA recently issued a warning that statin therapy may be associated with an increased risk of developing diabetes. What gives?


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Be Alert to Statin Side Effects (Video)

Tags: cholesterol, coronary artery disease, Dr. Rocco, heart attack, heart health, heart videos, prevention, side effects, statins, video

Statin therapy is a popular first-line treatment to lower LDL cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attacks and death. While most people tolerate statins quite well, occasionally side effects can occur. Dr. Michael Rocco explains what to watch out for.


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Women Now Have Their Own Stroke Risk Guidelines (Video)

Tags: cholesterol, high blood pressure, stroke, women's health

The first-ever guidelines for stroke prevention tailored specifically for women offer new strategies to reduce the risk of the third-leading cause of death for females.


Living With Carotid Artery Disease

Living With Carotid Artery Disease

Tags: atherosclerosis, carotid artery disease, cholesterol, Dr. Clair, heart attack, narrowed arteries, transient ischemic attack

If you’re newly diagnosed with carotid artery disease, know that making lifestyle changes and getting ongoing care can help you avoid the problems of atherosclerosis – and live a long, healthy life.


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When So-called ‘Good’ Cholesterol Goes Bad

Tags: bad cholesterol, cholesterol, coronary artery disease, good cholesterol, innovation, research

The discovery of how the carrier of so-called “good” cholesterol becomes dysfunctional represents the first step toward creating new tests and treatments for cardiovascular disease.