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  Heart Disease
Heart attack and stroke are common results of conditions that restrict or stop the blood flow to the heart or brain.
Heart attack pain may be similar to angina, but the symptoms of angina quickly disappear with rest.
Because this condition is a small vessel disease, it can't be seen on an angiogram (an x-ray with dye that identifies blockages in the blood vessels).
www.healthywomen.org /healthtopics/heartdisease   (2897 words)

 NIMH: Depression and Heart Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Heart disease affects an estimated 12.2 million American women and men and is the leading cause of death in the U.S. While about 1 in 20 American adults experiences major depression in a given year, the number goes to about one in three for people who have survived a heart attack.
Heart disease is treated in a number of ways, depending on how serious it is. For many people, heart disease is managed with lifestyle changes and medications, including beta-blockers, calcium-channel blockers, nitrates, and other classes of drugs.
Treatment for depression in the context of heart disease should be managed by a mental health professional—for example, a psychiatrist, psychologist, or clinical social worker—who is in close communication with the physician providing the heart disease treatment.
www.nimh.nih.gov /publicat/depheart.cfm   (1747 words)

 Heart disease - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Heart disease is an umbrella term for a number of different diseases which affect the heart.
Cardiovascular disease, a sub-umbrella term for a number of diseases that that affect the heart itself and/or the blood vessel system, especially the veins and arteries leading to and from the heart.
Valvular heart disease, heart disease that affects the valves of the heart.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Heart_disease   (294 words)

 Heart disease - WrongDiagnosis.com
Heart disease is a big problem in today's society because of lifestyle issues such as poor diet, lack of exercise and smoking.
Heart disease is one of a number of different diseases which afflict the heart.
The prognosis of Heart disease may include the duration of Heart disease, chances of complications of Heart disease, probable outcomes, prospects for recovery, recovery period for Heart disease, survival rates, death rates, and other outcome possibilities in the overall prognosis of Heart disease.
www.wrongdiagnosis.com /h/heart_disease/intro.htm   (871 words)

 Valvular Heart Disease Basics - Page 1
According to the American Heart Association’s 2006 Heart and Stroke Statistical Update, valvular heart disease is responsible for nearly 20,000 deaths each year in the United States and is a contributing factor in about 42,000 deaths.
Valvular heart disease in women may pose a greater risk of complications in pregnancy – to the mother and to the fetus.
A surgical repair of a defective heart valve performed through a small incision (3.5 inches) and partial removal of the upper breastbone (sternum) that involves less risk, fewer complications, less pain, less bleeding and faster recovery by the patient.
heart.healthcentersonline.com /heartvalve/valvulardiseaseoverview.cfm   (1059 words)

 What Causes Heart Disease?
Of greatest concern is the high rate of heart disease in American men between the ages of 45 to 65—during the period of greatest family and career responsibilities.
The interesting thing is that most cases of heart disease in the twentieth century are of a form that is new, namely heart attack or myocardial infarction—a massive blood clot leading to obstruction of a coronary artery and consequent death to the heart muscle.
Heart disease researchers have largely ignored the possible role of vitamin A and D in protecting the heart, probably because these fat-soluble vitamins are found only in the foods they have demonized—animal fats.
www.westonaprice.org /moderndiseases/hd.html   (7727 words)

 GoVeg.com // Health Issues // Heart Disease
The heart is arguably the hardest working muscle in the body, pumping blood, oxygen, and nutrients to all the body’s organs.
Heart disease is the number one health problem in the United States today and, according to the American Heart Association, the single leading cause of death.
Mortality rates for heart disease are higher than those of all forms of cancer combined, and more than 700,000 people die from the disease every year.
www.goveg.com /heartdisease.asp   (596 words)

 Protecting women's hearts: An interview with a Mayo Clinic specialist - MayoClinic.com
Even though the marathoner may have early signs of heart disease, she's at low risk of actually having a heart attack or dying of heart disease if she maintains her healthy lifestyle and controls her risk factors.
The American Heart Association surveyed women in 1997 and 2003 and found that the percentage of women who are now aware that heart disease is the No. 1 killer of women has increased significantly — from about 33 percent then to 46 percent now.
Thanks to the myth of the Hollywood heart attack, many people think heart disease would be a "good way to go." They think they'll be walking down the street, clutch their chest, fall to the ground and have a quick and peaceful end — unlike a protracted, painful struggle with breast cancer.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/heart-disease/HB00040   (1906 words)

 Howstuffworks "How Heart Disease Works"
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. At some point in your life, either you or one of your loved ones will be forced to make decisions about some aspect of heart disease.
Because heart disease is more common as we age, it is even more important to pay attention to your weight, blood sugar, cholesterol levels, blood pressure and exercise regimen.
Diabetes Mellitus increases the risk of heart disease because it elevates cholesterol levels and increases atherosclerosis.
health.howstuffworks.com /heart-attack.htm   (1659 words)

 Women and Heart Disease (November 1994)
Women and Heart Disease by Margie Patlak In the spring of her 58th year, Anita Chudnow of Milwaukee, Wis., was working in her garden when a sudden and extreme fatigue overcame her.
Although heart disease has been the number one killer of women since shortly after the turn of the century when it overtook infectious diseases, most people aren't aware of how common--and how deadly--the disorder is in women.
A mainstay in treating and preventing heart disease in men is a diet low in cholesterol, a fat-like substance carried in the blood and used by the body to build cell walls, sex hormones, and a variety of other vital substances.
www.fda.gov /bbs/topics/CONSUMER/CON0291b.html   (2722 words)

 Coronary heart disease - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Coronary heart disease (CHD), also called coronary artery disease (CAD) and atherosclerotic heart disease, is the end result of the accumulation of atheromatous plaques within the walls of the arteries that supply the myocardium (the muscle of the heart).
While the symptoms and signs of coronary heart disease are noted in the advanced state of disease, most individuals with coronary heart disease show no evidence of disease for decades as the disease progresses before the first onset of symptoms, often a "sudden" heart attack, finally arise.
As the degree of coronary artery disease progresses, there may be near-complete obstruction of the lumen of the coronary artery, severely restricting the flow of oxygen-carrying blood to the myocardium.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Coronary_heart_disease   (1812 words)

 CHD Explained   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Heart disease is caused by narrowing of the coronary arteries that feed the heart.
Like any muscle, the heart needs a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients, which are carried to it by the blood in the coronary arteries.
If the blood supply to a portion of the heart is completely cut off by total blockage of a coronary artery, the result is a heart attack.
www.nhlbisupport.com /chd1/chdexp.htm   (245 words)

 MilkSucks.com: Got Heart Disease?
Heart disease is America's number one killer, taking as many lives as almost everything else combined.
Researchers who studied dietary links to heart disease in 32 countries found that, of all dietary factors studied, milk carbohydrates played the biggest role in the development of heart disease in men over 35, and nonfat milk played the biggest role in the development of coronary heart disease in men over 45.
In a study published in The Lancet, researchers comparing heart disease death rates with food intake found that the highest correlation was with milk.
www.milksucks.com /heartdisease.html   (1043 words)

 Heart Disease
But a woman of 60 is about as likely to get heart disease as a man of 50, and by time they are in their 70s, men and women get heart disease at equal rates.
However, heart disease is both preventable and treatable; and as doctors learn more about what causes the problem, it is becoming increasingly apparent that there is much that you can do to prevent it from ever occurring.
The heart is the central organ of the circulatory system, a muscular pump a little larger than your fist that continuously forces blood through the lungs, where it takes on oxygen, and then through the arteries, capillaries, and veins that make up the rest of the circulatory system.
www.healthsquare.com /heartdisease.htm   (1591 words)

 What Is Coronary Artery Disease?
Eventually, blood flow to the heart muscle is reduced, and, because blood carries much-needed oxygen, the heart muscle is not able to receive the amount of oxygen it needs.
A heart attack happens when a blood clot develops at the site of plaque in a coronary artery and suddenly cuts off most or all blood supply to that part of the heart muscle.
Heart failure does not mean that the heart has stopped or is about to stop.
www.nhlbi.nih.gov /health/dci/Diseases/Cad/CAD_WhatIs.html   (308 words)

 Coronary Heart Disease
Disease develops when a combination of fatty material, calcium, and scar tissue (plaque) builds up in the arteries that supply the heart with blood.
A major cause of death and disability, coronary heart disease claims more lives in the United States than the next 7 leading causes of death combined.
The heart consists of 4 chambers: an atrium and a ventricle on the right, and an atrium and ventricle on the left.
www.emedicinehealth.com /coronary_heart_disease/article_em.htm   (621 words)

 Heart Disease
Heart disease, also called cardiovascular (say: kar-dee-oh-vas-kyoo-lur) disease, mainly affects older people and means that there are problems with the heart and blood vessels.
This disease includes a variety of problems, including high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, hardening of the arteries, chest pain, heart attacks, and strokes.
Cardiovascular disease is a group of problems that occur when the heart and blood vessels aren't working the way they should.
kidshealth.org /kid/grownup/conditions/heart_disease.html   (309 words)

 Heart Disease - Home Page
Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of disability.
Heart disease is a term that includes several more specific heart conditions.
The risk of coronary heart disease can be reduced by taking steps to prevent and control those adverse factors that put people at greater risk for heart disease and heart attack.
www.cdc.gov /heartdisease/index.htm   (248 words)

 Heart Disease
Cardiovascular disease (CVD), including heart disease and stroke, remains the leading cause of death in the United States despite improvements in prevention, detection, and treatment.
CVD is no longer thought of as a disease that primarily affects men as they age.
These numbers are increasing as the epidemic of heart disease and stroke continues.
www.health.state.ny.us /nysdoh/heart/heart_disease.htm   (409 words)

 Harvard Medicine Research: Heart Disease
Heart disease (cardiovascular disease) is an abnormal organic condition of the heart or of the heart and circulation.
It is a general term referring to a variety of medical conditions affecting the heart, including heart attack, stroke, congestive heart failure, angina, and other cardiovascular diseases.
Cardiovascular disease is defined as diseases and injuries of the heart, the blood vessels of the heart, and the system of blood vessels (veins and arteries) throughout the body and within the brain.
hms.harvard.edu /public/disease/heart_disease/heart_disease.html   (234 words)

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It is one of the easiest ways to reduce your chance of dying from one of the highest risks of death: heart disease.
Heart disease doesn't have to be one of the leading causes of death in the United States.
Heart disease kills more women than men and Mayo Clinic researchers have confirmed that the traditional medical system is a major disappointment for most women with this disease.
www.mercola.com /article/heart_disease/index.htm   (2824 words)

 Heart Disease Center - MayoClinic.com
The basics of heart disease, how heart disease is diagnosed, heart disease screening tests, heart disease risk factors and heart disease prevention.
Explore heart disease treatments for specific types of heart disease.
High blood cholesterol High blood cholesterol sets the stage for heart disease.
www.mayoclinic.com /health/heart-disease/HB99999   (124 words)

 Heart Disease   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Heart disease is a number of abnormal conditions affecting the heart and the blood vessels in the heart.
A heart attack occurs when an artery is severely or completely blocked, and the heart does not get the blood it needs for more than 20 minutes.
Heart failure occurs when the heart is not able to pump blood through the body as well as it should.
www.4woman.gov /faq/heartdis.htm   (2421 words)

 Congenital Heart Disease - Texas Heart Institute Heart Information Center
Doctors usually do not know the cause of congenital heart defects, but they do know of some conditions that increase a child's risk of being born with a heart defect.
They cannot diagnose all defects before birth though, because the heart continues to develop in the days after the baby is born.
Leading With the Heart are members of the family of trademarks of the Texas Heart Institute.
texasheart.org /HIC/Topics/Cond/CongenitalHeartDisease.cfm   (485 words)

 Heart disease definition - Heart Disease and other cardiovascular conditions on MedicineNet.com
Sometimes the term "heart disease" is used narrowly and incorrectly as a synonym for coronary artery disease.
Heart disease is synonymous with cardiac disease but not with cardiovascular disease which is any disease of the heart or blood vessels.
Among the many types of heart disease, see, for example: Angina; Arrhythmia; Congenital heart disease; Coronary artery disease (CAD); Dilated cardiomyopathy; Heart attack (myocardial infarction); Heart failure; Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy; Mitral regurgitation; Mitral valve prolapse; and Pulmonary stenosis.
www.medterms.com /script/main/art.asp?articlekey=31193   (191 words)

 Discovery Health :: Men's Health :: Coronary Heart Disease
Eric Berlin, MD Coronary heart disease, or CHD, refers to the narrowing of the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart.
CHD is a progressive disease that increases the risk of heart attack and sudden death.
In this case, the flow of blood to the heart is so limited that the person cannot do daily tasks without bringing on an angina attack.
health.discovery.com /centers/mens/articles/coronary_heart_disease.html   (506 words)

 Heart Disease & Stroke -- familydoctor.org   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Workers exposed to pollutants like dust and fumes are more likely to develop lung disease and other breathing problems.
Cholesterol: A fat-like substance that, if present in the blood in large amounts, is associated with the development of heart disease.
Heart Failure: Inability of the heart to adequately pump blood.
familydoctor.org /x5022.xml   (114 words)

 ScienceDaily: Help Page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
MRI Detects Early Heart Damage In Patients With Sarcoidosis (November 15, 2006) -- To detect heart damage early in patients with the immune system disorder sarcoidosis, who are at elevated risk of dying from heart problems, magnetic resonance imaging is twice as sensitive as...
Enzyme Inhibitor Produces Stable Disease In Patients With Advanced Solid Cell Cancers (November 15, 2006) -- Preliminary trials of a MEK enzyme inhibitor have shown that it is capable of producing long-lasting stable disease in patients with advanced solid cancers.
Adult Pig Stem Cells Show Promise In Repairing Animals' Heart Attack Damage (November 14, 2006) -- Johns Hopkins scientists have successfully grown large numbers of stem cells taken from adult pigs' healthy heart tissue and used the cells to repair some of the tissue damage done to those organs by...
www.sciencedaily.com /news/health_medicine/heart_disease   (1165 words)

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