Month: July 2012


Hypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure, is a chronic medical condition in which the blood pressure in the arteries is elevated. This requires the heart to work harder than normal to circulate blood through the blood vessels. There are often no symptoms or signs of high blood pressure – you can have high blood pressure and

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High Cholesterol Level (Hyperlipidemia)

Cholesterol is a fat (also called a lipid) that your body needs to work properly. Cholesterol levels that are too high can increase your chance of getting heart disease, stroke, and other problems. The medical term for high blood cholesterol is hyperlipidemia. There are many types of cholesterol. The ones talked about most are: Total

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Atrial fibrillation (AF)

Atrial fibrillation (AF or A-fib) is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal or irregular heart beat). The prevalence of AF in a population increases with age, with 8% of people over 80 having AF. Chronic AF leads to a small increase in the risk of death. AF is an important cause of stroke. A third

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