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Cardiac Risks

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Three vessel coronary artery disease Question:  Three vessels disease with 100 % RCA AND CX 90%,LCA95% WHAT SHOULD DO WITH PAITENT AGE 65 yr Plz give advise In patients with extensive disease such as yours, by far the best solution is a coronary bypass operation if non-medical treatment is needed. I have written about this extensively and hope reading this …

Diet & Recipes

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Diet & Recipes Cardiac Health Q&A: ICDs, Diet, and Exercise Question:  In this short Youtube video, I’ll discuss two issues:  Safety of ICDS Proper Diet, Exercise and Improving Your Cardiac Risks  </div></p> </div> <ul><li><a href=”/ca-blog/cardiac-health-qa-icds-diet-and-exercise#comments” title=”Jump to the first comment of this posting.” style=”color: rgb(18, 57, 102);text-decoration: underline;font-size: 12px;text-transform: none;background-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0);” target=”_blank”>1 comment</a></li> </ul></div> <div id=”node-2540″> <h2 …

News Analysis For Professionals

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News analysis & letters to the editor Surgical Competence, a Crisis in US Health Care? Posted on February 20, 2014 – 12:45pm Surgical competence requires a complex set of interdependent roles and abilities that include psychomotor, cognitive, and interpersonal abilities.[i] A shift in surgical procedures towards minimally invasive techniques has greatly complicated surgical education with a major potential impact on …


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The Portland Community Free Clinic For some time now I have been a volunteer physician at the Portland Community Free Clinic (part of the India Street Public Health Center of Portland, Maine), where low-income residents in the area receive free medical care. When you visit CardiacHealth to get a question answered, please consider making a tax deductible contribution to the Friends …

Your heart rhythm

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Palpitations, arrhythmias A Bloody Pericardial Effusion Question:  My father was recently hospitalized with a pericardial effusion and atrial fib/flutter with a rate of 160.  Rate was decreased over 24 hours to 110-115 on amiodarone and diltiazem.  His cardiologist wanted to perform a chemical stress test.  (He had a negative cardiac cath 2 years prior).  My father felt that he was …

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Aortic Dissection Type B complications Question:  My 78 year-old active mother was flown to an out of town hospital last week after she was diagnosed with Aortic Dissection Type B. She is being managed with medication in order to keep her blood pressure under control.  There was no surgical intervention. Tests (CT scans, blood work, sonogram) did not show that …


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Breakfast is probably the most important meal of the day. Don’t skip breakfast to lose weight or because you don’t have time. Breakfast is a great way to get a start on the >25Gms of dietary fiber you need each day to lower your cholesterol levels. Some Breakfast ideas: Bowl of instant oatmeal or oat bran topped with fruit and/or …

Diet after Coronary Artery Bypass surgery

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To help you with your recovery after Bypass surgery you will need  healthy balance of carbohydrate-rich foods high in fiber, such as unrefined whole grain breads, crackers and cereals and a variety of other whole grains like brown or wild rice, wheat berries or bulgur. These foods, along with a variety of fruits, vegetables, legumes, low-fat dairy products and lean …


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Calculate Your Risk for Heart Disease and Stroke with Hypertension Hypertension is one of the most important risk factors for Coronary Artery Disease (CAD). Hypertensive patients have double the risk of CAD compared with patients with a normal blood pressure. If you have high blood pressure (hypertension), it is important to attempt to identify and exclude reversible (secondary) causes. High …