Heart Health

Controlling your cholesterol

Cholesterol is big news and big business these days.  We are bombarded by ads and news articles warning us of the dangers of having high cholesterol.  OK, we get it but do we understand it?  Many of the TV ads we see try to teach us about the dangers of high cholesterol by showing computer generated video of the plaque building up on the walls of arteries.

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Heart Failure

Structural or functional causes of heart failure include high blood pressure (hypertension), heart valve disease, congenital heart diseases, cardiomyopathy, heart tumor, and other heart diseases. Precipitating factors include infections with high fever or complicated infections, use of negative inotropic drugs (such as beta-blockers and calcium channel blocker), anemia, irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias), hyperthyroidism , and kidney disease .

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