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Heart Disease: The No. 1 Killer of Women

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 60,000 more women than men die each year from coronary artery disease. Increasing awareness of heart issues in women is the first step toward reducing the death rate from this largely preventable killer. Understanding risks, prevention and symptoms are all integral to [...]

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Mayo Clinic Cardiologists Dramatically Cut Patient Radiation Exposure from X-rays

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

Heart Failure Every year nearly half a million Americans are diagnosed with heart failure. It's a condition that results in your heart not being able to pump blood efficiently. Most cases are caused by coronary artery disease or years of high blood pressure. But the woman you're about to meet had [...]

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Disease Association Among Patients With Stable Coronary Artery Disease-Mayo Clinic Proceedings

Dr. Jorge Escobedo of the Mexican Social Security Institute, Mexico City, discusses January 10 Mayo Clinic Proceedings article describing a cohort of patients selected for the presence of coronary artery disease, duration of diabetes mellitus of 20 or more years, and microalbuminuria or macroalbuminuria. Coronary artery disease has many causes, [...]

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Study Finds Bipolar Disorder Costlier Than Many Chronic Diseases

Mayo Clinic researchers have found that bipolar disorder (BPD) is a more costly chronic condition than diabetes, depression, asthma and coronary artery disease (CAD), based on a review of health care claim costs. Specialty care costs (the costs of seeing any specialist and all tests ordered) were especially higher for [...]

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Dr. Chet Rihal -- Coronary Artery Disease

Medical Edge Weekend on Saturday, February 6, featured Dr. Chet Rihal talking about coronary artery disease. Medical Edge Weekend 2-06-10

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    On Saturday, July 20, Charanjit Rihal, M.D., will join us to talk about coronary artery disease. Many people suffer from chest pain, but how do you know when it is something as simple as heartburn, or more serious like a heart attack?  We’ll find out.  Also we’ll talk about stents, [...]

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Doctors May Be Asking, "Where's The Fat"?

A recent Mayo Clinic study might change the way we assess obesity in individuals with heart disease. The researchers found individuals who were “skinny” according to BMI, but had an abnormal distribution of fat (waist larger than hips), were 4-5 times more likely to die long-term than individuals who were a [...]

Created by Joel Streed