Heart Attack. What to do in case of a heart attack. A heart attack may have warning signs. (See below). It can occur without signs, too..
Heart bypass - or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) - is a radical procedure that has become the most frequently performed of all surgical operations, with around 500,000 carried out every year in the US alone. Around 10 per cent of all heart...
Even alternative practitioners can emphasise the importance of nutrition and still overlook another vital aspect that also has a part to play in maintaining a healthy heart. Someone who follows all the right nutritional guidelines can still suffer...
Six months ago, I was anaemic and diagnosed with angina. Although not very severe, I was told I would have to stay on beta-blockers for life!
Revolutionary laser surgery for treating angina is dangerous, and at least 5 per cent of patients die soon after the operation, a damning new study has found.
Nicorandil, marketed in the UK as Ikorel, is a powerful potassium-channel activator to treat angina pectoris (severe chest pains), and a recent study suggests it is a very effective one.
I was put on a new blood pressure drug as I was told that one of the drugs I had been taking for years had been found to be no good for hypertension.
In April, I reluctantly began taking the ACE-inhibitor ramipril, hoping it might regress LVH [left ventricular hypertrophy]. My GP gave me some responsibility for handling the dosage so that I could slowly build it up to 5 mg daily. I reached [this...
For 20 years, I have had angina as a side-effect of thyroxine (a hormone therapy for an underactive thyroid). Do you know of any way to counteract or prevent this pain? - Shirley Kingsley, via e-mail
Every doctor envisages himself as engaged in an unholy war against the tyrannical, all-engulfing enemy, the Sauron of modern disease.