Every year, more than 400,000 U.S. adults with atherosclerosis undergo coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) to improve blood flow to their heart muscle. In each patient, the surgeon selects one or more arteries or veins that will be used to reroute blood around the blockage. Saphenous veins from the legs
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Maintaining good cardiovascular health is about more than eating a healthy diet, exercising every day, quitting smoking and taking your medications as prescribed. It’s also essential that you respond appropriately to changes in your health, especially when those changes could indicate a problem with your heart or the rest of
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued stronger warnings about using over-the-counter (OTC) nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including naproxen (Aleve) and ibuprofen (Advil), based on findings that NSAIDs can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke.
How concerned should you be about these warnings?
“You should definitely be concerned,