Heart and Vessels

7 Signs of High Blood Pressure and Stages of Hypertension

Heart attacks and strokes are the leading causes of death in the United States and high blood pressure is one of the main factors that contributes to these conditions. With 1 in 3 American adults suffering with hypertension (high blood pressure), it is understandable why this condition is a major public health concern. It >> Read More ...

Myocardial Abscess (Pus in Heart Wall Muscle)

An abscess is a common problem that is most noticeable when it affects the skin, or lies just underneath it. Most of us refer to this as a boil and it is usually not serious. Often it resolves on its own or may require a combination of antibiotics and drainage. Sometimes abscesses can occur in vital organs, like the heart, >> Read More ...

Reverse Heart Disease Ways (Diet, Lifestyle, Medication)

Heart disease is a broad term to describe a number of difference cardiac conditions. Most of us know a heart attack but it is not the only type. There is a range of different types of heart disease and many can be just as deadly as a heart attack. Despite the differences, many heart diseases can be prevented and sometimes >> Read More ...

Heart Symptoms Reasons, Types of Diseases and Warning Signs

There are many different types of heart diseases which may be due to a host of causes. As a result, symptoms in and around the heart would be present. However, all of these conditions affect the functioning of the heart meaning that the circulation of blood in the body is impaired. Therefore some of the symptoms that arise >> Read More ...

Coronary Artery Calcification (CAC, Hardened Heart Arteries)

With the prevalence of coronary artery disease in the developed world, we are all accustomed to serious conditions whenever these arteries are diseased or damaged. The coronary arteries carries blood to the heart muscle. If it is diseased in any way then the heart will ultimately be affected to some degree. Most of us are >> Read More ...

Coronary Artery Disease (Heart) Causes and Risks

Coronary artery disease affects almost 40% of the American population but only 1 out of 4 people experience any complications with symptoms. A large number of people do not even know they have coronary artery disease and are at risk of complications like a heart attack. Fortunately routine screening in high risk groups has >> Read More ...

Weak Heart Types, Causes and Symptoms

All too often we refer to heart diseases as a weak heart. However, this does not accurately describe the type of heart disease, its severity of the symptoms that may be associated with it. Some types are more serious than others but eventually all heart diseases can be life threatening. The causes of a weak heart can vary >> Read More ...

Aortic Dissection (Tear in Aorta) Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

The aorta is the largest artery and distributes oxygen-rich blood from the heart to every part of the body. Therefore any disturbance in the aorta has an effect on blood circulation throughout the body sometimes with serious and life-threatening consequences. There are many different types of diseases that can affect the >> Read More ...

How To Identify Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) Without Tests

Coronary artery disease (CAD) worries most health-conscious adults since it is so common and so deadly yet so silent. The narrowing of the heart arteries (coronary arteries) can start as early as childhood, develop into advanced lesions by 25 years of age but only become symptomatic by the 50s or 60s. You can literally go >> Read More ...

10 Warnings That Your Heart May Be Unhealthy

Most heart conditions are said to be silent. This means that a person will experience little to no symptoms at the outset. It can be years or even decades before symptoms develop, and even when it does many people ignore it initially. Often there is no sure way of knowing if you have a heart problem without routine >> Read More ...
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