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Ischemic Heart Disease
by David Cowley.Ischemia is a decrease in the blood supply to a bodily organ, tissue, or part paused by constriction or obstruction of the blood vessels, and it is the proper medical term for reduced blood flow to the heart. Hardened or blocked arteries us usually ...
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The Fight Against Coronary Heart Disease
by Andrew Bicknell.Coronary heart disease is the leading cause of death among all the major diseases. In the United States 36 percent of the people who die do so because of some form of heart or cardiovascular disease. This number is simply staggering and points to the...
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Preventing Congestive Heart Disease
by Andrew Bicknell.For most people who have it congestive heart disease is preventable or even reversible if caught early enough. Its causes and effects are directly related to lifestyle choices and in some cases to other underlying diseases that can cause it symptoms....
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The Prevention of Ischemic Heart Disease
by Andrew Bicknell.Ischemic heart disease occurs when there is a partial blockage of blood flow to the heart. When the heart does not get enough blood it has to work harder and it becomes starved for oxygen. If the blood flow is completely blocked then a myocardial inf...
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Are You at Risk for Heart Disease
by Andrew Bicknell.Knowing your personal risk for heart disease is the first step in prevention. Your risk is greatly increased if you have diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol. There is also hard evidence that certain ethnic groups including African Amer...
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Risk Factors for Heart Disease Can be Controlled
by Andrew Bicknell.Many of the risk factors for heart disease are related to lifestyle and environmental factors and are typically labeled uncontrollable (non-modifiable) or controllable (modifiable). These can be conditions, personal traits and lifestyles that contrib...
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Heartburn; a Burning Sensation
by Ann Stewart.What is heartburn?Heartburn, also called acid indigestion and acid reflux, is the most common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease, commonly referred to as GERD. It occurs when the acids from absorbing foods back up into the lower throat regio...
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How to Pinpoint the Causes of Heartburn
by Charles Stubbs.Heartburn occurs when stomach acids well up back into the esophagus, causing pain in the middle of the chest. There is a muscle called the sphincter located at the base of the esophagus which is designed to prevent acids from leaking back from the st...
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Genetic Heart Disease Link Identified
by Chris Marshall.Scientists have identified a genetic flaw which increases the risk of heart disease and heart attacks. Researchers from the US and Canada found that that up to one in four white people carries the section of DNA which increases the risk of heart dise...
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Fish Oil Advised for Heart Patients
by Chris Marshall.Doctors have been advised to prescribe oily fish or omega-3 fatty acid supplements to patients who have had heart attacks. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) believes that if doctors do so, and then if patients follow th...
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Plans to Prevent Heart Disease
by Chris Marshall.New plans have been unveiled to try and prevent heart disease which in turn could save over 7,000 lives over the next five years. Health professionals in Scotland also hope to prevent 27,000 heart attacks and other "cardiac events" by adopting a new ...
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New Method to Identify Heart Disease Risk in Women
by Chris Marshall.Researchers in America say they have developed a more accurate method of predicting if a woman is at risk of heart disease. Current methods to predict heart disease are now over 40 years old and these often failed to identify women who are at risk. T...
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Tips To Overcome Heartburn
by Cindy Heller.Heartburn can arise from several causes. The medical condition pyrosis or commonly known as heartburn, results from a reflux of the acidic contents of the stomach. This acidic regurgitation burns the inner walls of the esophagus and the sufferer expe...
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Tips To Stop Heartburn
by Cindy Heller.There are several ways to stop heartburn with the use of natural and pharmaceutical products. The ultimate goal to stop heartburn should be from temporary episodes to permanent relief. Natural methods to stop heartburn include making dietary and life...
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A Contributing Factor of Coronary Heart Disease
by Carolyn Bell Smith.Cholesterol is one of the leading health issues for women. More than fifty percent of women over age fifty-five cholesterol levels should be lowered and more than a fourth of American women are at coronary heart disease (CHD) risk because of high cho...
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What Causes Heartburn
by Cindy Heller.Otherwise healthy people often wonder what the causes for heartburn are when burning sensations are felt in the chest area; especially when lying down or bending forward. This sensation starts from the breastbone and seems to travel up along the neck...
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Heartburn Relief Options You Can Rely On
by Cindy Heller.Heartburn relief is sought by the millions of people worldwide who experience the pain and discomfort of acid reflux. For the occasional and mild cases of heartburn, over the counter antacids may be sufficient to bring rapid relief. In severe cases, ...
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Heart Valve Disease Information
by David Cowley.The heart is one of the strongest muscles in the body and it is divided into two parts. The top part contains the two atrium chambers and the bottom half contains the two ventricle chambers. The atrium's collect blood from outside of the heart area...
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Using Respiratory Therapy To Treat Heart Disease
by Jimmy Cox.Respiratory therapy is an effective way to treat high blood pressure and heart disease. Both hypertension and hypotension are circulatory disorders, and as the breathing or respiratory centre in the brain is quite close to the circulatory centre it s...
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The Treatment Of Heart Disease
by Cindy Heller.Heart disease has become the number one cause of premature death in the United States and many other parts of the world. It is also a debilitating malady that disables many people. Heart diseases treatment methods are thus vital for improving the qua...
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An Overview Of Heart Disease
by Cindy Heller.One of the most widely recognized causes of premature death worldwide today is heart disease. Although this may sound very depressing, the reality is that the incidence of premature deaths caused by heart diseases has significantly declined in recent...
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Calling All Women: Take Steps Against Heart Disease
by Diabetes Info.Charlie's Angels star Kate Jackson underwent adult cardiac surgery to correct a hole in her heart. Oscar-winner Patty Duke lives with coronary heart disease. Comedic actress Phyllis Diller suffered a heart attack in 1999, and celebrated author Joyce ...
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How to Prevent a Heart Disease Ischemic Heart
by keysha.Ischemic heart disease is a disease characterized by reduced blood supplyto the heart.As you well know the cause of most heart diseases is hardening of the arteries or blocked arteries. Complete occlusion of the blood vessel leads to a heart attack (...
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Treatment for Ischemic Heart Disease
by keysha.Ischaemia means a "reduced blood supply".Two of the most common indications of cardiovascular disease are angina pectoris (chest pain) and myocardial infarction (heart attack). The pain felt in angina pectoris occurs because blocked arteries prevent ...
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The American Heart Association
by Sven Ullmann.The American heart association is an organization in the United States thats goals are to promote and foster cardiac care and awareness One of its primary goals is to reduce the death rate caused by heart attack and stroke. It is a nonprofit organiza...
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