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With the failure of torcetrapib, a drug that its maker hoped
would raise HDL cholesterol, people seeking to lower their heart
disease risk should rely on traditional strategies: exercise,
diet, weight control.
In addition to their known benefits as drugs that lower blood
pressure, research suggests that thiazide diuretics, beta
blockers, and ACE inhibitors may also help protect and strengthen
While people with high blood pressure are typically told to
abstain from alcohol, a study suggests that moderate alcohol
consumption may help prevent them from having a heart attack.
A new, stronger type of magnet used in some jewelry and clothing
can interfere with the operation of a pacemaker or other
implanted cardiac device if placed too close to it.
More Americans have their hypertension under control. Folic acid
does not prevent heart attacks. Exercise after heart surgery is
safe and beneficial. Program your cell phone with an emergency
For the health of my heart and arteries, how does regular
consumption of red wine compare with grape juice or the
equivalent in grapes?
My resting heart rate is on the high side, and it rises quickly
when I exercise. I am afraid to go faster than 2 miles an hour on
the treadmill, and I don't feel like I'm getting a real workout.
Is it dangerous for me to go over my target heart rate?