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Myocardial Infarction

What is Ischemic Heart Disease?  Ischemic heart disease is caused by an imbalance between the myocardial blood flow and the metabolic demand of the myocardium. Reduction in coronary blood flow is related to progressive atherosclerosis with increasing occlusion of coronary arteries. Blood flow can be further decreased by superimposed events such as vasospasm, thrombosis, or circulatory changes leading to hypoperfusion.

 

Cholesterol Management

Learn to manage your cholesterol by knowing the facts.

 

 

Heart Disease in Women

When you think about heart disease, you probably think about chest pain. Women might not have chest pain. If they do, they might call it an achy, tight or “heavy” feeling instead of pain. The pain might even be in the back between the shoulder blades, instead of the chest.

 

Your Guide to Heart Failure

Heart failure is a progressive condition in which the heart's muscle becomes weaker and gradually loses its ability to pump enough blood to supply the body's needs.

 

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