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I get mail promoting the great benefits of chelation therapy. The claim is that it removes calcium and other metals from the walls of arteries.
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When I visit my doctor, my readings are always high at first. The doctor has me relax for about 10 minutes and the repeat is at the top of normal (140/90 or close to it). Do I have hypertension that needs to be treated?
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At 78 years old, I am in pretty good shape. A couple of years ago, an echocardiogram showed a small leak in my mitral valve. A year later, a follow-up test showed some leakage in my tricuspid valve.
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Can chest X-rays dislodge or damage cardiac stents in any way?
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I am a 52-year-old man with a family history of heart disease. My doctor says my blood pressure and cholesterol are great. My latest LDL cholesterol was 98 and my HDL was 45.
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What home blood test is used to monitor warfarin dose? Is it a simple capillary blood clot test? Or a more complicated prothrombin time procedure which calls for equipment and expertise?
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My daughter is 4’7”, and weighs 132 pounds. She also has high blood pressure and reflux. I’ve been trying to cut back on sugar drinks and fried food. Can you suggest any other changes to her eating plan to help?
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Can coronary bypass surgery cause erectile dysfunction?
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I have atrial fibrillation. From the results of a transthoracic echocardiogram, my doctor told me my right atrium is moderately dilated; my left severely dilated. What does this mean?
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What are the symptoms of a heart attack?
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