Category: Heart Diseases

Visceral fat and Hypertension: A Relationship?

Visceral adipose tissue rather than body mass index (BMI) or subcutaneous fat generally associated with the development of hypertension, researchers found. Body fat or adipose tissue, previously regarded as little more than a storage tank grease stains passively waiting to be used as energy. But research suggests that fat cells – cells of abdominal fat […]

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Heart checkup tests information

Heart checkup (Cardiac Testing) – 1. Heart checkup Laboratory tests. Pulse oximetry should be ordered to assess oxygen status. Cardiac enzymes, creatinine phosphokinase (CK, CK-MB), and troponin T or I should also be ordered in patients suspected of cardiac pain. C-reactive protein, brain natriuretic peptide, and serum myoglobin have been used in the management of […]

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High blood pressure or hypertension

Blood pressure is expressed in millimeters of mercury, or mm Hg. High blood pressure or Hypertension was defined as systolic blood pressure reading greater than 140 mm Hg or a diastolic blood pressure reading above 90 mm Hg. Systolic blood pressure is the top number of a blood pressure reading. This shows the maximum pressure […]

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High blood pressure

High blood pressure (hypertension) is a risk factor that can increase the chances of developing heart disease, stroke, and other serious conditions. As a rule, the higher the blood pressure, the greater the risk. Treatment includes a change in risk factors for lifestyle when they can be improved. For example, weight loss, if any, overweight […]

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What are the causes and risks of High blood pressure

Ninety to 95% of the time, high blood pressure is labeled as essential hypertension. This means that the cause is unknown. Uncontrollable risk factors for high blood pressure include age, heredity and race. In men, high blood pressure occurs most often between 35 and 50 years old. In women usually starts after menopause. It is […]

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