High Cholesterol, high HDL, low triglycerides

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 Question:   I’d like to ask a question about my recent cholesterol test results.  I had it tested for the first time ever recently.  I am a 38-yr-old female, 5’3″ and 115 lbs, no known health issues.  I do cardio exercise 4 -6 days a week for a half hour.  My diet is fairly healthy, as I actively avoid high …

Broken Heart Syndrome

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Question:    Hi. Can you please explain the difference between a heart attack and Broken Heart Syndrome.  My daughter had a baby and then the next day was told she was having a heart attack.  Her cardiac enzymes did elevate.  Now the doctor is calling it Broken heart syndrome.  Would cardiac enzymes elevated with broken heart syndrome or only in …

Portland Community Free Clinic Golf Tournament

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The 3rd Annual Golf Tournament to support the Portland Community Free Clinic is just around the corner! Join us with a golf foursome, sponsor, or both! Visit our golf website to learn more or to register! Where: Nonesuch River Golf Club, in Scarborough, Maine. When: Thursday, September 14, 2017. Time: 1 pm. Shotgun start. Purpose: To support the The Friends of the Portland Community Free Clinic, …

Mt. Katahdin Fundraiser

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We have an exciting fundraising event planned for the Friends of the Portland Community Free Clinic. Twelve hikers have committed to climbing Mt. Katahdin on July 10-12, 2016. Each individual has pledged to raise at least $1,000–our total goal is to raise $15,000 for the PCFC through this event. This event was spurred on by a grant received last year …

What treatment for a heart blockage is best?

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Question: I have been advised by my primary physician to schedule a cardiac catherization and possible stent placement procedure after having a Nuclear Stress Test with the following “Findings: The study quality is excellent. There is no transient LV ischemic dilatation noted. The left ventricular chamber dimensions are normal. There is a mild to moderately reduced perfusion defect of moderate …

Help!

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Question:    I’m 61 and on my last visit to my cardiologist, he wanted to do a heart cath to see if anything was going on in my heart.  I had been to the emergency room 2X in the prior two months with high BP 200/110 on one occasion and 180/100 on the other.  In both cases my heart rate …