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Simple Cholesterol Lowering Recipes That Make Sense

First, I must confess I do most of the cooking around our household. This is not all that unusual in this day and time for a man to do much of the cooking or at least help out around the kitchen, especially if they are self employed, temporarily finding themselves on unintended vacation, or working from home. Cholesterol lowering recipes are only achievable though the use of low saturated fat ingredients combined with proper low fat preparation. It makes no sense whatsoever to buy a lean cut of meat only to smother it in a high fat, high cholesterol butter sauce. Or have a filet of salmon, with a nice cholesterol free side, only to smother them both in high fat butter and sauces.

Heart Attack - Would You Recognize Symptoms?

Many people expect a heart attack (myocardial infarction, or M.I.) to look and feel like Fred Sanford from the 1972 sitcom Sanford and Son. Sudden, severe, unexpected chest pain, grabbing the heart and dramatically declaring "Elizabeth, this is the big one, I am on my way to heaven to join you". But reality rarely imitates Hollywood. Yes, some heart attacks do follow a similar scenario, but more often than not the first symptoms are less theatrical. Chest Pain is a symptom of heart attack, but the "pain" may not be what one expects. "Heaviness, pressure, tightness, squeezing" are all terms used to describe the pain of heart attack.

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In Light Of Research About Teens' Heart Disease Risk, Lifestyle Changes Critical

Pamphlets detailing the warning signs associated with heart disease may soon end up in an unexpected location: your child's pediatrician's office. According to new research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one in five American teens has at least one risk factor for developing heart disease in adulthood. With heart health front-and-center this month in honor of American Heart Month, most media coverage will focus on at-risk adults. But that's a mistake according to Sarah Wally, a dietitian with the National Association for Margarine Manufacturers. "Although heart disease is typically diagnosed in adulthood, its roots often begin in childhood, " says Wally.

Heart Disease - Some Important Preventive Measures

Heart disease is one of the most severe and deadly disease which is responsible for the death of millions of people all across the world. Millions of people die because of different heart diseases and problems every year. If you don't want to be the one out of those millions who lost their lives because of heart disease then you must take some preventive measures from your part in order to safeguard yourself from deadly heart diseases. Following are some preventive measures which you must take in order to protect yourself from heart diseases. First of all you need to avoid or completely give up smoking if you do. Being a smoker, people listen to the phrase 'quit smoking' thousands of times in their life but never take it seriously but may be now it is time that you do take this important phase seriously for the sake of the good health of your hearth.

St. Jude Medical Announces IRASE AF Clinical Trial To Evaluate Cardiac Ablation Catheter System For Treatment Of Atrial Fibrillation

St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ) announced it has received an Investigational Device Exemption (IDE) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to begin enrollment in the IRASE AF (IRrigated Ablation System Evaluation for AF) trial, a multicenter, randomized, single-blind study evaluating the safety and efficacy of the company's Duo 12 port open irrigated catheter ablation system for treatment of Atrial Fibrillation (AF). AF is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat), affecting an estimated 3.3 million Americans and millions more worldwide. The IRASE AF trial is the industry's first and the largest head-to-head IDE trial studying irrigated ablation catheters, which use radiofrequency (RF) energy in a non-invasive procedure to destroy abnormal heart tissue.

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Your Heart's Talking - Just Listen!

Researchers no longer doubt that certain basic factors such as diet, exercise, alcohol, smoking and stress are key determinants to the cause of not just coronary heart disease but also to other fatal disorders. One of the most highly publicized life-threatening diseases in recent years - Acquired Immune Efficiency Syndrome {AIDS} - is associated with a specific lifestyle that many in society find unacceptable. The fear that AIDS may become a global epidemic has reached panic proportions in some areas. Yet coronary heart disease, which is already a global epidemic that causes death and disability on vastly broader scale than AIDS, is associated with a lifestyle that, if not GLORIFIED, is at least accepted as way of life.

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