Blocked Arteries

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Learn the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Women

…muscle. From what I understand, her LAD, or left anterior descending coronary artery (a major tributary that comes around the front of the left ventricle to supply blood to the left side of the heart) was critically blocked, and while an EKG can show us a lot, it is a noninvasive test. Only an angiogram…

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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

…coronary artery disease is a form of atherosclerosis that affects the arteries leading to the heart. As plaque in the coronary arteries builds up and blockages grow, the level of oxygen and nutrients provided to the heart decreases, limiting the heart’s effectiveness. Should an artery become blocked completely—due…

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The Health Benefits of Resveratrol

…Australian study of overweight hypertensive men and post-menopausal women, researchers monitored resveratrol’s effect on the brachial artery, the major artery of the upper arm. Impaired blood flow in this vessel is linked to risk factors such as obesity and hypertension. After consuming of a highly…

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Statins and Diabetes Linked in Study

…hasn't been confirmed, but there are several things we do know. First off, as I've often said statins impede important biochemical pathways as they block cholesterol, such as production of Coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) as well as agents that impact insulin growth factor IGF. We also know that abnormally low IGF…

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Heart Surgery: Is it Really Necessary & Secrets for the Best Outcome

…require surgical intervention to help manage their disease. In some cases, the need for heart surgery is clear cut; for example, an artery that is fully or almost fully blocked requires intervention if you are having symptoms. But in other situations, decisions on whether to have heart surgery are less urgent…

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Are You a Candidate for EECP Therapy?

…metabolic cardiology. * If your arteries are so blocked that angioplasty (PTCA) or coronary artery bypass surgery (CABS or CABG) aren’t options. * If your coronary anatomy failed to improve following PTCA or CABS as expected. * If your coronary vessels have re-blocked years after surgical interventions…

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Olive Oil is Heart-Healthy: But Only If It's Not a Fake

…monounsaturated fats and powerful antioxidants known as polyphenols. It’s these polyphenols that help to block the oxidation of harmful LDL cholesterol and prevent atherosclerosis (“hardening” of the arteries). Another plus for using olive oil is that it reduces blood pressure. This was confirmed in one Spanish…

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Preventing Stroke With Vitamin C

…intervention. What Is a Hemorrhagic Stroke? There are two types of strokes. Most are ischemic in nature which are caused by a clot or plaque which blocks an artery to, or within, the brain. The remainder are hemorrhagic strokes, resulting from a blood vessel that bursts somewhere inside the brain. Hemorrhagic…

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Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia and PACs

…oxygen depleted blood as it returns to the heart via the vena cava—very large veins. The right atrium ejects the blood out through the pulmonary artery to the lungs to pick up more oxygen. The left atrium “receives” the freshly oxygenated blood from the lungs, and sends it along to the left ventricle…

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