HEART DISEASE

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How Ectopic Fat Increases Your Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Visceral fat, which surrounds some of the vital organs, causes insulin resistance and poses a risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. More recently, evidence has shown that ectopic fat also increases risk for these diseases.

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Respiratory Therapist Breathes Easy After Heart Attack

David Diaz was awakened in the middle of the night by a tingling sensation in his arm. Thinking that he must’ve slept on it wrong, he tried to shake it off. But it got progressively worse and was followed by sweating and chest pain.

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Does Family History of Heart Disease Put Your Child at Risk Now?

Having a family history of high cholesterol or premature heart disease can put children at risk for developing cardiovascular disease -- even when they are young.

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Are Statins Really Worth Taking for High Cholesterol?

Some people are reluctant to take these life-saving drugs for various reasons. What does science have to say about these concerns and others surrounding statins?

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Diabetes and Heart Disease: A Dangerous Combination

There is a very important connection between diabetes and heart disease that is under-appreciated by most people with diabetes: If you are living with diabetes, then you are at heightened risk for heart and kidney disease.

Walter Carson paints in his dining room.

The Gift of Time

Walter Carson felt drawn back to the hospital where he was born. Because of the kind care Walter received at UH Portage, he now makes the 40-minute drive from home for appointments.

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Coronavirus May Have Lasting Impact on the Heart

People with underlying heart conditions may be more susceptible to changes caused by COVID-19, says UH cardiologist Eiran Z. Gorodeski, MD, MPH. What you need to know.

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Patient With Advanced Heart Disease Finds New Hope From Heart Transplant

Lynn was diagnosed with arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy, a progressive heart disease. Lynn’s mother died from heart disease in her 40s when Lynn was just a teenager. Lynn, 45, didn’t want to leave her own teenager without a mother.

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