Erectile Dysfunction May Signal Cardiovascular Problems

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is not the inevitable result of aging.  Yet mild, moderate or severe ED strikes more than 50 percent of American men between the ages of 40 and 70. So if getting old is not the “cause” of ED, what is? Erectile dysfunction may be caused by numerous diseases and conditions including vascular disease, nerve disease (such … Read More

Gut Flora Linked to Heart Disease

Dr. Hazen and his team didn’t set out to nail lecithin. They were simply comparing the blood of subjects that were prone to coronary artery disease, with the blood of subjects that were not. But they found that some subjects had a certain type of gut flora (the bacteria that is in all our digestive … Read More

Stroke Used to be a Big Problem after CABG

Back in 1988, as many as 2.6% of patients having a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) suffered a stroke associated with the operation. In those days, the criteria for who was eligible for bypass were stricter than it is today. Today, surgeons operate on older and sicker patients than ever. Yet the incidence of stroke … Read More