Heart disease is one of a number of different diseases which afflict the heart. The most common heart diseases are: Coronary heart disease, the end result of the accumulation of atheromatous plaques within the walls of the arteries that supply the myocardium Ischaemic heart disease, a disease characterized by reduced blood supply to the heart. Cardiovascular disease, a class of diseases that involve the heart and/or blood vessels (arteries and veins).Implies under this category some popular ...
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Listen to the Sound of Your Heart (Pump)
... Whether it’s an industrial pump, a nuclear submarine pump or a pump that helps a weakened or diseased heart, all these man-made devices have one thing in common: their components make the same types o...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Feed a Blood Vessel, Starve a Tumor
... As far as Qing Wang, Ph.D., is concerned, sometimes you can have it both ways. Groundbreaking genetic research by Dr. Wang, director of the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Cardiovascular Genetics, and h...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

New Discovery Identifies One Source of Blood Vessel Formation
... Cleveland Clinic-led researchers have identified a new gene that regulates blood vessel formation, or angiogenesis, within the human body. Their discovery may have potential for devising new treatment...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Women: Taking your Heart to Heart
... Mary Bunning has been called "One of the world''s finest political campaigners." She''s been a key asset in the political career of her husband Jim Bunning, the former Philadelphia Phillies ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Coping with Menopause
... Not all women experience menopause in the same way. For some, menopause can bring on an array of uncomfortable symptoms. Other women may experience few discomforts. This educational information has be...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

HRT and Heart Disease
... Heart disease Heart disease is the leading cause of death in women over the age of 40, especially after menopause. Once a woman reaches the age of 50, the risk of heart disease increases dramatically....
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Heart Center Resources
... The Cleveland Clinic Heart Center 9500 Euclid Avenue, F25 Cleveland, OH 44195 Appointments (216) 444-6697 or 1-800-223-2273 ext. 46697 www.clevelandclinic.org/heartcenter The following links were sele...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

U.S.News & World Report Ranks Cleveland Clinic Heart Center Number One in America for Tenth Year in a Row
... The Cleveland Clinic Heart Center celebrates a decade of being ranked as the nation’s No. 1 cardiac care center with the release in July of the U.S.News & World Report 2004 "America’s Best Ho...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Finding Heart Information on the Internet
... With the advent of the Internet, an abundance of health information is now only a mouse click away. Unfortunately, this quantity of information is not always of the best quality. For every useful piec...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

$17 Million Gift by Medical Device Pioneer Will Fund Novel Heart-Brain Institute at Cleveland Clinic
... The Cleveland Clinic has received a $17.2 million gift from The Earl and Doris Bakken Foundation to develop a unique institute dedicated to researching the medical interconnections between the heart a...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Heart Disorder of the Young is Elusive and Lethal
... Cardiomyopathy may not be a household word, but it is a fairly common form of heart disease, affecting an estimated 50,000 people of all ages in the United States. Other than causing rhythm disturbanc...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Got Heart Disease? Tips to Live Healthier, Longer
... Heart disease prevention Heart attack, the sudden loss of blood supply to the heart muscle, and coronary artery disease, primarily the build up of hard deposits (atherosclerosis) in the arteries that ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Seniors and Heart Disease
... What classes of medicines are used in the treatment of coronary artery disease? (Fig to right: Coronary atherosclerosis [coronary artery disease] is caused by narrowing of the arteries that supply blo...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Nutrition Strategies to Reduce Your Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
... By paying close attention to what you eat, you may reduce your risk of developing atherosclerosis, the narrowing or blockage of arteries caused by plaque that can lead to a heart attack or stroke. If ...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Stocking a Heart-Healthy Kitchen
... If you want to eat a heart-healthy diet but are not sure what staples you should keep in your home, check out this heart-healthy kitchen essentials guide. With the help of this guide, you can start st...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Children''s Heart Health: An Overview
... Facts about congenital heart diseaseCompared with the number of adults with coronary and rheumatic heart disease (approximately 7 million) the number of children with heart disease is relatively small...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Healing Little Hearts: Pediatric Disease
... Introduction Although the prospect of a heart defect in a child is frightening, most children with abnormalities of the heart lead normal or near normal lives, can safely undergo corrective procedures...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Pediatric Heart Defects: Diagnostic Procedures
... Such a wide variety of cardiac abnormalities make proper diagnosis a specialized skill requiring sophisticated testing and skilled interpretation of diagnostic information with a high degree of certai...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Kid-size Implant Holds Promise for Managing Severe Pediatric Heart Disease
... A team of pediatric specialists and biomedical engineers from The Cleveland Clinic has been awarded a $4.2 million, five-year government contract to begin development of a ventricular assist device d...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

New Alternatives to Open Heart Surgery for Children
... Open heart surgery is absolutely essential for the treatment of many types of congenital heart defects. However, there are an increasing number of defects that can be treated with special catheters or...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Surgery for Congenital Heart Disease
... The prospect of undergoing heart surgery, even in an adult, is a frightening prospect, but most surgical procedures for congenital heart defects have a low risk of death or serious complications (less...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Women and Heart Disease—2004
... A special Health Extra Supplement from the The Cleveland Clinic Heart Center Section of Preventive Cardiology & Rehabilitation The heart disease myth Over the last few decades, the number of deat...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Overview
... The inside of your heart contains four chambers and four valves lined by a thin membrane called the endocardium. Endocarditis is an infection of this inner lining. Endocarditis typically occurs when b...
Source: MayoClinic

Smoking and Your Digestive System
... Cigarette smoking causes a variety of life-threatening diseases, including lung cancer, emphysema, and heart disease. An estimated 430,000 deaths each year are directly caused by cigarette smoking. Sm...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Young Adult Fitness Protects Heart Health in Middle Age
... Cardiorespiratory fitness in early adulthood significantly decreases the chance of developing high blood pressure and diabetes — both major risk factors for heart disease and stroke — in mid...
Source: National Institutes of Health

Prevent Diabetes Problems: Keep Your Heart and Blood Vessels Healthy
... On this page: What are diabetes problems? What should I do each day to stay healthy with diabetes? What do my heart and blood vessels do? What can I do to prevent heart disease and stroke? How do my b...
Source: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

Depression and Heart Disease
... Symptoms of Depression Persistent sad, anxious, or "empty" mood Feelings of hopelessness, pessimism Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, helplessness Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies and activitie...
Source: National Institute of Mental Health

Heart Failure
... Heart failure is a condition where the heart cannot pump enough blood throughout the body. Heart failure does not mean that your heart has stopped or is about to stop working. It means that your heart...
Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, NIH, HHS

Underusing Medications Because of Cost May Lead to Adverse Health Outcomes
... Middle-aged and older Americans with heart disease who cut back on their prescribed medications because of cost were 50% more likely to suffer heart attacks, strokes, or angina than those who did...
Source: National Institutes of Health

Genes and Disease: The Heart and Blood Vessels
... Oxygen is vital to life as it provides fuel for all the body's functions. The heart's role is to pump oxygen-rich blood to every cell in the body. The blood vessels a network of interconnectin...
Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information

Friedreich''s Ataxia Fact Sheet
... Friedreich's ataxia is an inherited disease that causes progressive damage to the nervous system resulting in symptoms ranging from muscle weakness and speech problems to heart disease. It is name...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Preguntas Frecuentes acerca de los Problemas Médicos de las Mujeres Estadounidenses de Origen Hispano
... Hay cerca de 14 millones de mujeres de origen hispano en los Estados Unidos. Entre ellas hay mujeres de culturas, antecedentes y experiencias diversas - mexicano-americanas, centroamericanas y sudamer...
Source: National Women's Health Information Center

Preguntas frecuentes acerca de las enfermedades cardiacas y cardiovasculares
... Aunque con frecuencia se piensa que son el mismo padecimiento, las enfermedades cardiacas y cardiovasculares son distintas e involucran a diferentes partes del cuerpo. La enfermedad cardiaca se refier...
Source: National Women's Health Information Center

Preguntas frecuentes acerca de las enfermedades de las arterias coronarias
... La enfermedad de las arterias coronarias es un tipo de enfermedad cardiaca. Las arterias coronarias son vasos sanguíneos que transportan sangre y oxígeno al músculo del corazón. Cuando estas arterias ...
Source: National Women's Health Information Center

Preguntas frecuentes acerca de la alimentación saludable para el corazón
... La dieta es uno de los elementos que pueden afectar la salud del corazón, así como el riesgo de sufrir una enfermedad cardiaca. Y todas las mujeres necesitan preocuparse por las enfermedades cardiacas...
Source: National Women's Health Information Center

Preguntas frecuentes acerca de la angina de pecho
... La angina de pecho, o angina pectoris, se refiere a síntomas como dolor o malestar en el pecho ocasionados por una reducción en el flujo de sangre al corazón. La angina de pecho con frecuencia es la p...
Source: National Women's Health Information Center

Preguntas Frecuentes Acerca de Cómo Hablar con su Proveedor de Atención Médica sobre las Enfermedades Cardíacas y la Salud del Corazón
... Muchas mujeres creen que las enfermedades cardíacas son un problema de los hombres, pero definitivamente lo son también de la mujer. ¿Sabía usted que las enfermedades cardíacas son la causa de muerte ...
Source: National Women's Health Information Center

Preguntas frecuentes acerca de las enfermedades pulmonares
... Los pulmones nos permiten respirar y llevar oxígeno al torrente sanguíneo y a las células de nuestro organismo. En un día normal, respiramos casi 25,000 veces e inhalamos grandes cantidades de aire. E...
Source: National Women's Health Information Center

Heart Healthy Eating
... Diet is one of the things that can affect your heart health, and your risk for getting heart disease. And, every woman needs to be concerned about heart disease. It is the #1 killer of American women ...
Source: National Women's Health Information Center

Preguntas frecuentes acerca de la aterosclerosis
... La aterosclerosis es la acumulación de depósitos adiposos llamados placa en el interior de las paredes de las arterias. Las arterias son vasos sanguíneos que transportan oxígeno y sangre al corazón, c...
Source: National Women's Health Information Center

When Heartbeats Go Haywire: New Treatments Can Save Lives
... by Margie Patlak Two-time Olympic gold-medalist skater Sergei Grinkov shocked the world in fall 1995, when he collapsed on the ice rink and died hours later at the young age of 28. A blood clot that b...
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Treating Heart Disease with Diet and Nutrition Therapy
... Dr. George Jacob Heart Infocenter Alternative and Complementary Medicine for Heart Diet and Nutrition Therapy: Even modest changes in diet and lifestyle can significantly reduce the risk of heart dise...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Heart Disease with Exercise
... Dr. George Jacob Heart Infocenter Alternative and Complementary Remedies Exercise Proper exercise is very important for cardiovascular health and rehabilitation. However, do not exercise until after y...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Heart Disease with Juice Therapy
... Dr. George Jacob Heart Infocenter Alternative and Complementary Remedies Juice Therapy Take two eight ounce glasses of cantaloupe juice a day. Cantaloupe contains adenosine, that may help heart patien...
Source: Holistic Online

Treating Heart Disease with Yoga
... Dr. George Jacob Heart Infocenter Alternative and Complementary Medicine for Heart Disease Yoga Relaxation through yoga may help some patients control their blood pressure. Yoga may also improve the b...
Source: Holistic Online

Depression Can Break Your Heart
... Research over the past two decades has shown that depression and heart disease are common companions and, what is worse, each can lead to the other. It appears now that depression is an important risk...
Source: National Institute of Mental Health