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Epidemiology of Hypertension star
Hypertension is a condition whereby the blood pressure is consistently over 140/90 in an untreated individual. Its management is the most common reason for doctor’s visits in non-pregnant adults in the U.S. Read this article to learn who is affected.

Evaluation of Heart Disease star
Heart disease, most prevalent medical condition in the adult population is a well-studied problem and the knowledge gained has led to precise evaluation and treatments. Read this article to learn about tests which can identify the presence of this disease.

Heart Disease Presentation star
The number 1 killer, heart disease, develops gradually and then presents with acute life-threatening problems or subtly with mild symptoms. Read this article to understand the signs and symptoms.

Heart Disease Prevention star
Heart disease, the most common cause of death in both men and women in the U.S., can present with as an acute life-threatening problem or subtly with mild symptoms. The good news is: it can be prevented in many cases. Read this article to learn more.

Hemorrhagic Stroke star
Hemorrhagic strokes represent 20% of all cerebrovascular accidents (CVA). The presentation and management are different than an ischemic stroke and the prognosis is much worse. Read this article to learn more.

Hypertension Evaluation star
Hypertension is defined as blood pressure greater than 140/90. Once hypertension is diagnosed a thorough evaluation is indicated to discover possible causes of secondary hypertension. Read this article to learn about the necessary tests.

Ischemic Stroke star
An ischemic stroke occurs when the blood supply to a region of the brain is blocked resulting in tissue death. It is the cause of 80% of all strokes. The causes of the ischemia are variable but atherosclerosis (plaque build up in the arteries) is a major contributor. This article will explain more.

LIfestyle, Obesity, and Women´s Health star
Lifestyle choices can literally make or destroy the quality of life. This article explores a few scientific studies that will give you pause.

Medications for Hypertension star
High blood pressure is the most common reason for office visits in non-pregnant adults. Approximately 30% of adults in the U.S. suffer from this problem. Different categories of medications have been developed to treat high blood pressure. This article will review the various categories.

The Development of Heart Disease star
The number 1 cause of death in the world is heart disease. It is preventable! The first step is to understand the factors that contribute its development. Read this article to learn how heart disease develops.

Treatment of Heart Disease star
Heart disease, heart attack, myocardial infarction, plaque, hypertrophy, enlarged heart, arrhythmia, atrial fibrillation, mitral valve, aortic valve, artherosclerotic plaques, artherosclerosis, plaques, cardiovascular disease, smoking, obesity, diabetes, acute coronary syndrome, chest pain

Treatment of Hypertension star
There are two categories of hypertension or high blood pressure: benign essential and secondary hypertension. Treatment for secondary hypertension is dependent on the underlying cause. Read this article to learn about treatment options.

Understanding Heart Disease star
Heart Disease is the number 1 cause of death in the U.S. and the world! What is Heart Disease? How does it occur? What can be done to prevent it? Read this article to find out.

Understanding Hypertension star
Hypertension or high blood pressure occurs when the blood vessels of the arterial system become constricted forcing the heart to work harder to pump the blood to the tissues of the body. Read this article to learn more about this common problem.

Understanding Stroke star
TStroke or cerebrovascular accident (CVA), is the 2nd most common cause of death worldwide and the 3rd most common cause of death in the United States. It occurs when there is a decrease in blood supply to the brain resulting in tissue damage. Read this article to learn more.

Understanding the Heart star
Heart Disease is the number 1 cause of death in the U.S. and the world! Most people know this but many people are not clear on how the heart works and why it is susceptible to damage. Read this article to learn more.

What Will I Die From? star
What will I die from? Have you ever asked yourself this question? Most people choose not to think about it but we all have to die from something. Most of us hope and pray that it will be painless and much later. Giving some thought to this question could potentially save your life, earlier.

Who Develops Heart Disease? star
Heart disease kills more people annually than any other disorder. It develops slowly over time and can present with mild symptoms or cause sudden death. Some people are more likely than others to develop it. Read this article to know if you are at risk.

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