Heart & Blood Vessel DiseasesHeart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)
Blood Diseases & Disorders
Anemia, Cooley's (Beta-thalassemia)
Anaemia, Sickle Cell
Idiopathic Thrombocytopaenic Purpura (ITP)
Polycythaemia Vera (Waldenstrom's disease)
Sickle Cell Anaemia
Von Willebrand Disease
a few tips for lowering cholesterol
this article gives a good overview of what cholesterol is and provides some useful dietary tips on reducing your blood cholesterol levels.
abdominal aortic aneurysm
an aneurysm is a serious condition which can lead to rupture of the main artery leading from the heart. this article looks at the risk factors, and the surgical options to cure the condition.
aspirin has a wide range of uses. it can be used for pain relief and to help prevent a heart attack and stroke. this article looks at some of its properties.
atorvastatin is a cholesterol-lowering drug which can help prevent a stroke or heart attack. this article profiles the medication and how it should be used.
ace inhibitors are used to treat high blood pressure, heart conditions and kidney problems. this article profiles their use and side effects.
this is a heart medicine used to treat arrhythmias. this article profiles how it works and when it is recommended.
an overview of cholesterol
high cholesterol levels are linked to heart problems. this article looks at how to reduce fat in our diets and maintain a healthy heart.
beta-blockers are commonly used to treat high blood pressure and angina. this article profiles the medication, and how it should be used.
this drug is used to treat heart failure. this article profiles the medication and its side effects.
electron beam ct scans can be used to give a 3d image of the heart and lungs. it is an excellent screening tool to pick up early heart disease and lung cancer.
erection dysfunction is a distressing problem for men. however, there are many therapies which can help. this article looks at the best treatments for the condition.
homocysteine and vascular disease
homocysteine is a chemical in the blood which is being increasingly recognised to play a key role in the risk of heart attacks. the article provides an in depth overview on the latest information available about homocysteine.
hyperbaric oxygen treatment
hyperbaric oxygen treatment is used in the treatment of several different conditions. this article lists some of these and how the therapy works.
a migraine can temporarily disable a person. this article gives a fresh look at an age-old problem.
muscle cramps are a common and painful condition. this article outlines some possible underlying causes and suggestions to help.
this article outlines the mechanisms of oedema and possible causes.
this is a condition affecting the small blood vessels, usually in the hands and feet. this article outlines causes, associations and possible treatments.
simvastatin is a cholesterol-lowering drug which is used to help prevent a stroke or heart attack. this article profiles the medication and how it should be used.
a stroke can be a devastating event for patients and their families. this article discusses the treatment and prognosis for stroke patients.
these medicines are potent heart drugs that are mainly used to treat angina. this article profiles their use and side effects.
secondary prevention after a heart attack
lifestyle, dietary changes, and medication are often necessary after a heart attack. this article provides an in depth overview of what measures can be taken to prevent another coronary event.
thiazide and related diuretics
thiazide diuretics are used to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. this article profiles the medication, its benefits and side effects.
recent research shows triglyceride levels are useful for indicating risk of coronary heart disease and linked with diabetes development. this article discusses how they affect risk and examines testing and treatment.
venous leg ulcers
leg ulcers are a common problem with ageing and are often slow to heal. this article looks at why they occur and what can be done to help.
warfarin is a medication that helps prevent blood clotting and is used to treat several conditions. this article provides information about the drug and how it should be used.