Cardiovascular / Cardiology Heart Disease

Cholesterol levels in young adults can predict heart disease risk

A recent study investigates the relationship between cholesterol levels in young adulthood and cardiovascular risk in later life — with interesting recommendations for further research. Share on PinterestA recent study looks at the long term impact of high cholesterol levels. Research has already well documented that high cholesterol levels can lead to heart disease, the […]

Heart Disease

Widowmaker heart attack: Everything you need to know

A widowmaker heart attack is a type of heart attack that occurs when a blood clot or plaque deposit completely blocks the left anterior descending (LAD) artery, which is one of the arteries around the heart. The medical term for a widowmaker heart attack is an anterior ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Each year, about […]

Cardiovascular / Cardiology Heart Disease

How fish oil might reduce inflammation

Recent research has revealed a mechanism through which fish oil, which contains omega-3 fatty acids, might reduce inflammation. A study that tested an enriched fish oil supplement found that it increased blood levels of certain anti-inflammatory molecules. Share on PinterestA new study sheds light on the inflammation-reducing properties of fish oil supplements. The anti-inflammatory molecules […]

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What to know about blood thinners for heart disease

Blood thinners help prevent and treat blood clots. Blood clots can partially or completely block blood flow through a blood vessel. Doctors refer to blood clots as thromboses. A blood clot can cause serious health effects, such as a heart attack, stroke, or pulmonary embolism. In this article, learn about blood thinners for different types […]