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The researchers estimate that pollution was responsible for nine million deaths worldwide in 2019, 5.1 million of which were due to cardiovascular disease.
The new approach may lead more patients to seek out the specific expertise of a heart failure specialist, which can lead to better management of the condition and improved outcomes for the patient.
William Moulton of Ravenna received his first cardiac intervention at UH Portage, then returned five years later needing a thrombectomy.
A preventive cardiologist practices a subspecialty of medicine that is focused on lowering patients’ risk for developing heart disease and having a first heart attack or stroke.
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.
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.
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.
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?