Tag: heart medications

Q&A: Protein for Brain Protection; Sugar Alcohols; Potassium Overdose

Q. I keep seeing ads during the nightly news for a supplement containing a protein originally found in jellyfish that’s supposed to protect your memory. Could this really work?
A. When evaluating such claims, the first question to ask is whether they are supported by clinical trials published in a peer-reviewed

Could Your Medications Worsen Your Heart Failure?

About 40 percent of older adults with heart failure have five or more separate medical conditions, and may take as many as seven or more prescription and over-the-counter (OTC)medications daily in order to manage these conditions. But many commonly used drugs and nutritional supplements can cause or worsen heart failure,

Ask the Doctor: Benefits of Grape Seed; Agave vs. Sugar

Q: Is grape seed extract beneficial for my health?

A: Grape seed extract—the ground-up seeds of grapes—are naturally high in proanthocyanidins, potent antioxidants that defend against free radical damage of cells and may help prevent chronic diseases. Preliminary studies have shown that grape seed extract shows promise in maintaining blood vessel

Ask the Doctors: Coronary Artery Stent; New Heart Medications

Ask the Doctors: Stent
Q. When I got a stent I was told the artery might close up again one day. I’d like to know a few things: How quickly does that usually happen? How will I know if it’s starting to happen? If the artery closes, will a new stent

Cleveland Clinic Heart Advisor: 2015 Index

Key: (month, page no.)

Blood Pressure

Blood Pressure Control May be Improved with a Second Doctor’s Visit (Jan. 2)
Living Near a Major Road Raises Hypertension Risks (Jan. 7)
Bisphenol A May Increase Blood Pressure (Feb. 2)
New Pulmonary Hypertension Treatments Hold Promise (Feb. 5)
Insomnia May Raise Odds of Developing Hypertension (April 2)
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When Should You Know if a New Heart Drug Is Working?

You’ve been prescribed a new blood pressure medication or a statin to help control your cholesterol. Or maybe you’re starting to take an antiarrhythmic drug after a recent diagnosis of atrial fibrillation. Or now you’re one of the millions of people taking a blood thinner.
But how do you know if

Ask the Doctor: Why Am I Lightheaded?

Q. Why do I get lightheaded when I stand up from a seated position?
A. You may be experiencing orthostatic (postural) hypotension. Due to gravity, blood pools in your legs when you stand up, resulting in a drop in blood pressure because less blood returns to your heart to pump out.

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