Category Archives: Cardiology

Hasta La Vista, LDL

A single injection of a short ribonucleic acid removes LDL cholesterol from the blood, according to a study. What is remarkable moreover is that all patients with elevated LDL cholesterol levels responded to the treatment. The success rate was higher than with more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer
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Chocolate And Atrial Fibrillation

Eating chocolate has now been found to be beneficial not harmful for those who have atrial fibrillation. Any report should be carefully checked to see the length of the study and who did it. more...

Temple Viper Knocks Out Aspirin

A substance derived from the poison of the temple viper could be employed against circulatory disorders, heart attacks and strokes instead of using antiplatelets. Its special feature: it works, without leading to increased bleeding tendency. more...

Article by Christine Amrhein

Diabetics In The Sleeper Position

Diabetics often have to fight not only with their blood sugar levels, but with problems in the bedroom as well. Sexual disorders are the most concomitant phenomenon which males and females with diabetes mellitus endure. And the group of sufferers is growing. more...

Article by Nicole Simon

Magnesium Oil: Transdermal Bull

Manufacturers have come up with the idea of offering "miraculous" magnesium preparations for application on the skin. But can magnesium ultimately enter the bloodstream through transdermal application? If one looks for evidence, one is quickly overcome by more...

Hypertension: A Forceful Foursome?

In dealing with patients with arterial hypertension, lifestyle changes are not always enough. Cardiologists now show that those affected benefit from four low-dose antihypertensive medications in combination. Their study is nevertheless not free of weaknesses. more...

Sniffles + Ibuprofen = Heart Attack?

Having colds and taking nonsteroidal antirheumatics (NSA) are among the factors that increase the risk of heart attack. This risk can even increase by a factor of 7.2 if an NSA is taken during a respiratory type infection. more...

Article by Sonja Schmitzer

Calcium Preparations: Creeping Calcifier

Many people reach for calcium supplements in order to cover their daily needs. According to a new study these preparations increase the risk of atherosclerotic impact and thus of getting cardiac disease as well. A more suitable option is a calcium-rich food supply. more...

VIDEO: Cardiology – viewing heartbeat in real-time

To examine the heart with a magnetic resonance imaging system, patients need to hold their breath. Only this way, physicians can get clear pictures. The University Medical Center of Göttingen, Germany, has now succeeded to take pictures of the heart in real-time. The more...

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Muscular Dystrophy Versus Polymyositis

The importance of looking for a treatable muscle disease and not diagnosing everyone with muscle weakness as having muscular dystrophy. In the many years I have seen children (and some adults) with neuromuscular disorders, I have had countless parents tell me that when more...

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