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The realization that women and men get sick—and stay healthy—in
different ways has sparked the emergence of centers dedicated to
women's health. The National Institutes of Health has identified
Centers of Excellence in Women's Health across the United
States. There are also dozens of other centers around the country
that specialize in helping women cope with heart disease. We have
assembled as complete a list as possible
below, organized by state. If you know of a center we haven't
let us know.
Heart CenterCedars-Sinai Health SystemLos Angeles, CA 90048Phone: 800-233-2771
Tests such as CT scans have become crucial tools in the diagnosis
and treatment of many diseases and conditions, but the radiation
exposure from these tests may lead to an increased risk of
Heart disease, once thought to be a man's disease, is now
understood to affect women and men equally, but there are still
disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of heart disease in
The body needs the combination of potassium and sodium to produce
energy and regulate kidney function, but most people get far too
much sodium and not enough potassium.
A study from Finland shows an association between binge drinking
and an increased risk of having a stroke.
An FDA review of trials involving bisphosphonate drugs used to
treat osteoporosis found no link between their use and any
increased risk of atrial fibrillation.
Brief updates on the benefit of the Maze procedure, St. John's
wort's interference with statins, the safety of angioplasty
performed through the radial artery, and the cardiac risks of
newer antipsychotic drugs.
My husband is taking arginine and citrulline supplements because
he read that they will protect his heart and arteries. Should I
try these supplements, too, or is this a waste of money?
I have an electrocardiogram as part of my yearly checkup. After
the last one, my doctor mentioned that my ST segment was longer
this year than it was last year. He recommended that I have a
stress test to check this out. I passed with flying colors. When
I asked the cardiologist who did the stress test about the ST
segment, he said the length isn’t really important, that the
height and shape are what matter. Can you explain?
Does mild aortic stenosis (causing a mild heart murmur) ever
correct itself without medication or surgery?