Items tagged as "cardiovascular diseases"
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My mother has had deep vein thrombosis twice. I’ve heard this condition can run in families. I’m a 38-year-old woman in good health. I exercise regularly and eat well. What can I do to lower my risk of developing DVT? ANSWER: Deep vein thrombosis (DVT), happens when a blood [...]Created by Dana Sparks
ROCHESTER, Minn. — August 16, 2012. Each year, hundreds of thousands of X-rays are performed across the country to help detect and treat common cardiovascular conditions such as coronary artery disease, valve disease and other heart problems. However, concern is growing within the medical community about the potential risks of [...]Created by Traci Klein
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I just read that the treadmill stress test is no longer recommended. What’s the reasoning behind this? I’ve had the test before, and it seems like a good way to find heart problems. ANSWER: A treadmill stress test can be helpful if a doctor suspects someone has heart problems or if [...]Created by Dana Sparks