What is Ischemic heart disease it is the proper medical term for reduced blood flow to the heart it is ultimately caused by hardened or blocked arteries, and it is the number one cause of death in most western countries. From the time people are very young, as young as five years old, they can start developing tissue deposits, called plaque, in the lining of their arteries. For many people, these deposits never cause trouble. For others, the deposits can […]

Heart diseases are the main leading cause of death for most of the women, when compared with men (Heart diseases in women). Every minute that passes, another female dies with some sort of heart problem. Certain heart diseases, which are mainly responsible for causing death, can mainly include coronary heart disease, heart failure, peripheral arterial disease, and also stroke. That’s why as a woman, it becomes your responsibility to take care of yourself to prevent various types of heart diseases […]

If you are a woman living in a multi-generational household—you, your husband, your children, and your parents all under one roof, for example—you are twice as likely to have a heart attack or find yourself needing heart surgery as women who live only with their husbands, or with their husbands and children. It is thought that this is due to the added stress of a multi-generational household. Interestingly, the results did not hold true for the men in such situations, […]

When most of us think of heart attacks and strokes the picture that immediately comes to mind is an overweight, balding, middle-aged man gripping his chest in appalling agony. This is an image we have seen a thousand times in movies and TV shows. One image you don’t see is that of a woman gripping her chest in the same way as she has a heart attack. That is because we have become accustomed to thinking of heart attacks as […]

A recent study examined the likelihood of a person dying after having suffered a heart attack and found that women were far more likely to die within a month after a heart attack than men are. Though it is not fully clear why this is the case, the study suggested that the reasons may be twofold. There are biological differences among men and women, which could go some way to explain this difference. The average age of a woman who […]

We may think breast cancer, but actually the number one killer of women is heart disease. February is American heart month and this write up talks about why it is that heart disease is so often not diagnosed among women and stressed in the importance of educating women about cardiovascular disease. The reason that heart disease is a bit of a silent killer among women is the fact that heart attack symptoms, commonly understood to be chest pain radiating down […]

According to researchers, a study tracking heart disease in women doubts the value of genetic testing in identifying the genes responsible for heart disease and predicting a person’s risk of developing illness. Diagnosing woman with chromosome 9 abnormalities did not help much in predicting heart disease when compared with other risk factors associated with heart disease like smoking, diabetes, C-reactive protein, bad cholesterol levels (LDL cholesterol), high blood pressure and family history. It has been shown that this common genetic […]

With any heart attack, minutes matter: every moment treatment is delayed translates into more damaged and dying heart muscle. There is sound evidence to show that aspirin and nitroglycerin are effective treatments when given early in the course of a heart attack. Women with chest pain, however, are less likely to receive these proven therapies on the way to the hospital than men, even when they have the same symptoms. Researchers were troubled by these findings, particularly since heart disease […]

A lot is written about the so called common signs of Heart Attacks and what they are supposed to typically consist of but what is fact and what is fiction? Here we take a look at the basic issues surrounding Heart Attacks or Myocardial infarctions. A Myocardial infarction (MI or AMI for acute myocardial infarction) is more commonly known as a heart attack.These occur when the blood supply to part of the heart is interrupted causing some heart cells to […]

Everyone knows that smoking is bad for your health. Little good ever comes of this habit and diabetics who smoke are at greater risk for the many complications this dangerous disease causes. The following 7 reasons should give anyone with diabetes pause before they smoke another cigarette. Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy is a disease which affects the peripheral nerves through out the body. This is caused by poor blood circulation which keeps nerve endings from getting the nutrients’ they need. Smoking […]

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