- Blood Diseases(1)
- Critical Care(3)
- Lungs & Respiratory System(3)
- Vascular System(11)
- Women’s Health(1)
Hypercholesterolemia (High Cholesterol)
Quarter-pound burgers, French fries, deep-fried chicken…our modern diets are often high in unhealthy fats. The fact that extra fats are so easily available in popular food has caused a spike in the number of U.S. residents with high cholesterol, which is the diagnosis given when a person has an unusually high level of fats in their blood. While high cholesterol can lead to potentially life-threatening conditions such as heart attack and stroke, it can also be easily managed through diet, exercise, and medication.
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Structural Heart Disease
Structural heart disease a term commonly used to describe defects or disorders in the heart’s structure—its valves, for instance. This is different than coronary disease, which is caused by plaque buildup in the arteries, which can cause chest pain and heart attack.