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A Few Facts About Mitral Valve Incompetence

Mitral valve regurgitation or Mitral valve insufficiency is also known as Mitral valve incompetence. This occurs when both the leaflets of the valve do not reach each other when the mitral valve is shut. Since the leaflets do not reach each other or meet, a small amount of blood that should ideally

Heart Transplant

Find WebMD's comprehensive coverage of heart transplant, including medical reference, news, pictures, videos, and more.

Flaxseed Oil Pills vs. Fish Oil Pills

Flaxseed oil pills may boost levels of some omega-3 fatty acids found in fish, but it would take a higher dose of flaxseed oil, a Canadian study shows.

Advantages & Disadvantages of Cholesterol

These days, cholesterol might as well be a bad word. But cholesterol is a natural substance your body produces to keep you healthy, and not all cholesterol is bad. While there are dangers in having high cholesterol, there are also good forms of cholesterol.

Wrinkled Earlobes & Heart Disease

Since 1958 there has been a debate as to whether an earlobe crease indicates heart disease. Although there have been many studies on the correlation between an earlobe crease and heart disease, the debate continues, and different ideas have been presented as to why a diagonal ear crease develops.

Coronary Calcium Score Color-blind?

High coronary calcium scores may predict heart attacks, heart disease death, and chest pain in patients of all races, a new study shows.

Women’s Migraines Multiply Heart Risk

Women who suffer from migraine headaches with aura may be up to three times as likely to develop heart disease than other women, and part of the reason may be in their genes.

Secret Diet to Lower Cholesterol

Have high cholesterol? Wondering what to do about it? Even with all of the attention given to cholesterol now a days, many people are still wondering exactly what cholesterol is and, most of all, how it affects their bodies.

How To Use An AED - Save Lives With Defibrillator Training

What is an AED device? AED stands for Automatic External Defibrillator, a device that can help save a life of a heart attack victim. When you are curious about using a portable AED in your home, or your place of business, and you are asking "How To Use An AED", it is important to note as a

Preventing Heart Disease Or Recovering From A Heart Attack Is Simple But Not Easy

If you are honest with yourself it comes down to habit. After a couple of months, the initial motivation that the heart attack gave you to do something about you lifestyle starts to have less impact on your life. Then one day you have that extra portion, or you decide to sit and watch television ins

Anti-Inflammatory Effects of Cocoa

Chocolate is not just for snacking or used for gifts, but also has important health benefits. New medical discoveries reveals the powerful disease busting capabilities of cocoa.

Heart Failure Patients Too Optimistic

Many people with heart failure may be a bit overly optimistic when it comes to estimating how long they have left to live, a study shows.