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5 Surprising Heart Disease Risk Factors

…those who had both CVD and ED were 1.6 times more likely to experience cardiovascular death, heart attack, stroke, and hospitalization due to heart failure. Any man who sees a physician with complaints of ED should also get a full cardiovascular workup. Vascular disease is not limited to the coronary…

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You Can Think Your Way to Better Heart Health, Quite Literally

…mind is Frank who traveled all the way from Florida to New England to visit my cardiology practice. At the time he was quite frail and had severe heart failure, and a parathyroid disorder. His own doctors had told him to get his affairs in order since they believed he didn’t have much time to live. When…

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Avandia and Your Heart

…what I think, my answer is that as long as there is any whiff of danger—and there is question about an increased risk for both heart attack and heart failure in those taking Avandia—then the potential risks out-trump the benefits. It’s just a no-brainer. Why put yourself in harm’s way if there is…

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In a Healthy Heart Diet Beware of Hidden Salt

…ate his fill of canned ham (packed with salt) on Easter Sunday. The next day he was in the emergency room with a hypertensive crisis and acute heart failure. His heart just couldn’t handle the large amount of salt he had consumed. His was an extraordinary situation, but it underscores the need to be…

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EECP for Cardiovascular Health

Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is a therapy for treating angina and congestive heart failure. It offers hope to those with advanced coronary artery disease who can’t undergo bypass surgery. Here's how it works... The physiology of EECP is similar to that of the intra-aortic balloon pump…

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Vascular Dementia Can Happen to Anyone

…In fact, 50% of the time high blood pressure is the cause. But it can also happen in people with arteriosclerosis, valvular disease, congestive heart failure, atrial fibrillation, and pacemaker therapy. The classic signs of VaD are slowed thinking, memory problems, confusion that often worsens at night…

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