Stents

Is Taking a Daily Aspirin Right for You?

…plain good medicine. I regularly advocate aspirin for those who have known heart disease, such as a history of angina, heart attack, angioplasty or stent procedures, or coronary artery bypass surgery. In these cases, I recommend taking one baby aspirin daily. Yet, even if you have all the characteristics…

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Should You Get Screened for an Aneurysm?

…you may have physical restrictions, such as not lifting heavy objects. If necessary, your physician may recommend a surgical intervention to either stent to support the arterial wall, or surgically open the chest or abdomen to cut out the area of aneurysm. What’s the Best Way to Prevent an Aortic Aneurysm?…

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5 Heart-Health Facts Your Cardiologist Won’t Tell You

…inflammation—which as I mentioned earlier is the real culprit in heart disease. That's why with men who have a history of a heart attack, a bypass or stent, an angioplasty, or low HDL cholesterol, a statin can be lifesaving. But for many others, the harmful statin side effects far outweigh the benefits…

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“But I’m Too Young to Have a Heart Attack…”

…don’t dismiss them because you’re young. Just last month comedienne Rosie O’Donnell had a close call with her heart, and was saved by an emergency stent procedure. Rosie’s “lesson” was a wake-up call to all of us to recognize the symptoms of heart disease. * Don’t wait until the fourth or fifth…

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