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    High Cholesterol

    High Cholesterol Cholesterol is a type of lipid in the blood. High cholesterol is an abnormally high level of cholesterol in the blood.There are different types of cholesterol in your blood including: Low density lipoproteins (LDL)—causes build up of cholesterol and …

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    Do you know the signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease?

    Do you know the signs and symptoms of cardiovascular disease?Doctors can usually diagnose cardiovascular disease by observing symptoms and risk factors from the medical history and signs from the physical exam. Certain symptoms tend to be more or less common …

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    Heart Failure

    Heart FailureIn heart failure, the heart is unable to pump the right amount of blood throughout the body. This causes blood to back up in the veins. Depending on which part of the heart is affected, this can lead to …

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    Detecting atherosclerosis

    Detecting atherosclerosis The main function of the cardiovascular system is to transport blood throughout the body. Cardiovascular disease occurs when blood flow becomes obstructed. Atherosclerosis, a build-up of deposits on the inside of arteries, is a primary cause. Atherosclerosis is …

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    How to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease

    How to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseaseHow do you rate with your lifestyle?Reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease takes two basic forms—lifestyle modification and medications. Both are commonly used simultaneously. Lifestyle Modification —Changing health behaviors is, by far, the …

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    How common is cardiovascular disease?

    How common is cardiovascular disease? Cardiovascular disease (CVD) affects the heart and blood vessels. The latest research from the American Heart Association (AHA) found that deaths due to CVD have declined 30 percent over a 10-year period (1998-2008). However, CVD, …

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    Heart Attack

    Heart Attack A heart attack occurs when blood flow to the heart muscle is interrupted. Oxygen cannot get to the heart muscle, causing tissue damage or tissue death. A heart attack may be caused by: Thickening of the walls of …

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    Concerned you might suffer from cardiovascular disease?

    Concerned you might suffer from cardiovascular disease? Concerned you might suffer from cardiovascular disease? Have a history of stroke or heart attack in your family? There are tests you can undergo that can detect possible problem: Carotid – An ultrasound …

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    Screening for cardiovascular disease?

    Screening for cardiovascular disease? The purpose of screening is early diagnosis and treatment. Screening tests are usually administered to people without current symptoms, but who may be at high risk for certain diseases or conditions. There are no screening tests …

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    The Benefits and Risks of Walking Versus Running

    The Benefits and Risks of Walking Versus RunningYour coworker swears by her morning runs. Your neighbor claims to get all the exercise she needs by walking. So is one better than the other? The answer is a personal one. Both …

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