Cholesterol

Cholesterol Cholesterol isn’t entirely the health villain it’s made out to be,its name darkly linked to heart attack, stroke, and other typesof cardiovascular disease. Our bodies need cholesterol,which is a type of lipid (another name for fat) to make...

Heart Medications

Given the many conditions that affect the heart, it’s nosurprise that hundreds of medications have been developedto treat heart disease and related conditions. Medications areavailable to:· lower cholesterol· lower blood pressure· slow the heart rate· stop...

Heart Attack

Heart Attack To do its job—pump blood to every part of the body—theheart needs its own supply of oxygen-rich blood. That pipelineis provided by the coronary arteries. No wider than strands ofspaghetti, these arteries deliver blood to hard-working heartmuscle cells. A...

Coronary Artery Disease

The term “heart disease,” also known as cardiovasculardisease, covers a lot of ground. It’s used for a variety ofproblems with the circulatory system, from high bloodpressure to abnormal heart rhythms. Most of the time, though,when people speak of...