Patients with HIV infection without a prior history of coronary heart disease may be at a higher risk of developing heart failure.
“Heavy alcohol consumption, which is more prevalent among HIV-infected people, is also an established risk factor for heart failure,” the study authors write.
Adeel A. Butt from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and colleagues analyzed data from HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected veterans enrolled in the … full story
Poor kidney function could be an early warning of heart disease and stroke, two studies have found.
In the first study, researchers from Taiwan and the US found that a low fluid rate through the kidneys was linked to a higher risk of stroke in later life.
By analysing 33 studies involving more than 280,000 people they found that those with a glomerular filtration rate (test used to check how well the kidneys are working) of about half the normal … full story
1. Basic Terms:
- "Bad" cholesterol clogs your arteries and causes heart disease.
- "Good" cholesterol helps collect up the bad cholesterol and get it out of your system.
- Saturated fat is "bad fat" that increases the bad cholesterol in your body.
- Polyunsaturated fat is "good fat" that lowers both good and bad cholesterol.
- Monounsaturated fat is "really good fat" that helps lower the bad cholesterol, but leaves the good cholesterol … full story
There are several factors can lead to depression after heart attack. The stress of being in the hospital, the fear of another heart attack, time away from work can all contribute to feeling depressed, helpless, down and despondent.
Do many people suffer depression after heart attack?
Not surprisingly, the answer to this question is yes. Recent studies show that as many as 65% of people who have a heart attack report feeling depressed, down and … full story
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