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Echocardiography Plays a Key Role in Diagnosing Heart Disease

If you’ve ever experienced unexplained chest pains, a heart attack, or a heart murmur, chances are you underwent echocardiography, a commonly performed imaging test sometimes referred to as just an “echo.”
The number of echoes performed each year in the U.S. and around the world has been steadily rising, leading to a

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: How It Can Help Your Heart

Like all of your muscles, your heart needs a steady supply of oxygen-rich blood to remain healthy. But if there’s blockage in a coronary artery—a blood vessel that supplies blood to the heart—the result can be a heart attack. Even if blood flow is partially reduced, you can experience angina—episodes

What You Should Know About Open-Heart Surgery

What You Should Know About Open-Heart Surgery

The phrase open-heart surgery is often used interchangeably with “bypass surgery,” which is technically “coronary artery bypass grafting,” or CABG. But open-heart surgery can actually refer to any of several operations that require surgeons to open up the chest cavity and work directly on the heart.
Other procedures requiring open-heart

17 CoQ10 Benefits You Can Enjoy Yourself

17 CoQ10 Benefits You Can Enjoy Yourself

The drug companies don’t want you to know about this nutrient! CoQ10 benefits include treatment for a variety of conditions: high cholesterol, high blood pressure, Parkinson’s, and more. Plus, CoQ10 benefits healthy individuals who are looking to boost their exercise performance. Can CoQ10 benefit you?

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Your Exercise Toolbox
With a little searching, you probably can find many physical activity experts and community resources to help you on your fitness journey. Whether it’s an exercise class to inspire you or a personal trainer to give you one-on-one instruction, there are a lot of options. Community fitness programs,

What Causes Heart Attacks—and How to Prevent Them

What Causes Heart Attacks—and How to Prevent Them

What causes heart attacks is the stoppage of blood flow through a coronary artery. The heart muscle that normally keeps pumping blood out to the body and the lungs becomes starved for oxygen. Without a steady supply of oxygenated blood, heart muscle tissue becomes damaged. If blood flow remains blocked

Catheter-Based Aortic Valve Replacement Earns Kudos

Cardiologists are calling transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) a major advance in cardiovascular medicine. TAVR allows a stiff, calcified aortic valve to be replaced from the inside of the heart in a nonsurgical procedure performed in the cath lab. The FDA has approved TAVR for the treatment of severe, symptomatic

New Technique Restores Failing Prosthetic Valves

A minimally invasive technique now available in clinical trials offers hope for patients with failing aortic valve replacements who are too frail to undergo surgery.
The procedure is known as valve-in-valve transcatheter aortic valve replacement (VIV TAVR). As its name implies, a new tissue valve is placed inside the failing valve

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