The Heart and Circulatory System
The heart, blood vessels and blood comprise your body's circulatory system. The heart and blood vessels are known as the "cardiovascular" system. Cardiovascular diseases include high blood pressure, coronary heart disease (heart attack and angina), congestive heart failure, stroke, congenital heart defects, and other complications. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the nation's #1 killer.
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Featured Medical Articles and Health Information about the Heart and Circulatory System ...
- Causes of Heart Disease and Its Risk Factors
Statistically, women are most likely to die from heart disease, Changes in hormonal levels from menopause or hysterectomies are a risk factor for developing heart disease.
- Heart Disease Translates Into Billions of Dollars
The statistics concerning heart disease are staggering. Not only does the disease create trauma for the patient and his or her family, but financial costs to society are overwhelming.
- Hypertension - The Silent Killer
Hypertension - or high blood pressure - is a condition that many may not be aware of having. Symptoms of hypertension are rare, but some are listed here. Monitoring your blood pressure is important.
- Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease, the Leading Cause of Death in America
Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease, and is the leading casue of death in the U.S. CAD begins with plaque buildup in the arteries. Risk factors include family history.
- Cholesterol Myths Exposed
We constantly hear about how we need to have a healthy cholesterol level to avoid heart problems. Here we expose seven popular myths about cholesterol,