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This category explains how your heart works and a number of other factors that will influence treatment.
Number of deaths for leading causes of death in the US
- Heart disease: 616,067
- Cancer: 562,875
- Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 135,952
- Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 127,924
- Accidents (unintentional injuries): 123,706
- Alzheimer's disease: 74,632
- Diabetes: 71,382
While the focus is on coronary artery disease (CAD), all other major cardiac diseases will be discussed in these sections, including contributing factors such as a high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes and obesity.
Ask Doctor T. Blog
im 80 year old male with diabetes and hypertension,and atrial fibberation.my blood pressure was controlled by 20mg of linisopril at day and 5mg of amlodipine at nite.for the past 3 weeks around 900pm my blood pressure would start to rise and go as high as 170/80.i think anxiety played a role as when it started to creep up I got anxious.my doctor increased my lisinopril from 20 to...