Category Archives for heart disease

Dilated Aorta? Men are Larger On Average-

“The mean diameter of the ascending and descending aorta was substantially larger in men than in women… Age, height, weight and traditional cardiovascular risk factors were also associated

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Sauna, Heart Health and Longevity

“Frequenting the sauna appears to be connected to a reduced risk of number of cardiovascular conditions including heart failure and coronary heart disease and ultimately lead to enhanced longevity…” The

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Lasix Side Effects-Is Furosemide Necessary for Stable Heart Failure?

Lasix reduces fluid yet also causes a host of side effects. The study linked below questions the need for Lasix (furosemide) in patients with stable heart failure. Lasix (furosemide) main use is to cause

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Multiple Myeloma-Medical Health Care Records Document Everything

“Managing your health care records can be complicated, especially if you’re juggling information from several different medical providers and other sources…” Yet another example of

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Heart Disease-Everything you need to know to keep that heart-healthy 

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, and Australia. One in every four deaths in the U.S.occurs as

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Risk of Cardiomyopathy is 300% Higher In Multiple Myeloma Survivors

“The risk (cardiomyopathy) ranged from about 60% higher in ovarian cancer to over 300% higher in multiple myeloma.” If you’ve just been diagnosed with MM and you’re trying to figure

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Heart Failure + Surgery = Higher Risk of Death

They found that within 90 days after surgery, 10.1 percent of heart failure patients who had symptoms from their heart condition died. I developed chronic atrial fibrillation (afib) in the fall of 2010.

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Managing Chronic Atrial Fibrillation with Non-Conventional Therapy

One of the things I hear most often from my patients is, “I don’t want to take drugs. What are my alternatives? Are there any ways to treat atrial fibrillation with non-conventional therapy?” When

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Multiple Myeloma-PostThrombotic Syndrome-Natural Blood Thinners

“More than one-third of patients with DVT will develop PTS, and 5% to 10% of patients will develop severe PTS, which may manifest as venous ulceration…” I was diagnosed with multiple

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“Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, Cardiovascular Disease and Prevention-

“Hematopoietic stem cell transplantation recipients may be at an increased risk of developing hypertension, diabetes and dyslipidemia (referred to as cardiovascular risk factors (, p<0.01); the

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