It’s well known that low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or “bad cholesterol,” is a major cause of heart disease. But there’s a lesser-known kind of cholesterol that can play a role in someone’s heart risk called Lipoprotein(a).
Even if Emergency Room doctors say you didn’t actually have a heart attack, that doesn’t mean you have a clean bill of health. You should still follow up with your doctor. As originally reported by Reuters, recent studies confirm that chest pain patients who followed up with a doctor visit after their ER-release fared better … Read More
Research shows DPP-4 inhibitors for diabetes are safe for your heart.
The introduction of stents helped restore blood flow to patients who had clogged arteries (atherosclerosis) – without surgery. Interventional cardiologist Stephen G. Ellis, MD, is studying a new innovation in stenting called bioabsorbable scaffolds (stents). What are stents? Stents or scaffolds are small tubes that are inserted into narrowed arteries to support artery walls and keep … Read More
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Even if you’ve had a heart attack, you can still improve your odds for a healthy life by improving your diet.