Can an Ultrasound Show Hard, Calcified Plaque in the Heart’s Arteries ?

An ultrasound takes “pictures” of your heart. The difference between hard calcified plaque and soft plaque in the coronary arteries is that the hard buildup is much more stable. […]

Are You About 20 but Have Really High Cholesterol?

Yes, it happens: People in the 20 something age range can have a cholesterol number of 250, even 300. This would be alarming for a 20-year-old to hear from their doctor. But one number alone, [...]

Can a Heart Problem Cause a Warm Sensation in the Leg?

Just what is the connection between coronary heart disease and a warm feeling in the leg? You may already know that a deep vein thrombosis can present with a very warm sensation in a specific [...]

Could Carrie Fisher Have Prevented Her Heart Attack?

There are steps Carrie Fisher could have taken, other than healthy diet & exercise, that may have prevented the heart attack she suffered on an airplane. Drugs, alcohol, smoking and crash dieting have been blamed [...]

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