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The heart is essentially a muscle that contains millions of cells that produce energy for the heart to pump blood throughout the body. It has its own electrical system that allows it to beat in an efficient manner. There are valves that help the blood flow in the right direction. Coronary arteries carry blood that provides the heart with adequate amount of oxygen and nutrients to perform its job.
ONE of the most remarkable developments in the management of coronary heart disease has been the understanding and recognition that high blood cholesterol level is indeed the primary culprit in predisposing people to this dreaded disease.
The CAMELOT (Comparison of Amlodipine vs Enalapril to Limit Occurrences of Thrombosis) trial shows amlodipine besylate significantly reduces major cardiovasular events in patients with coronary heart disease.
The fight against cholesterol now has an added dimension #8211; medications that can also raise the #8216;good#8217; cholesterol.
It is a disheartening situation for physicians and cardiologists in Malaysia and all over the world. Among patients who need cholesterol-lowering treatment, only half are being treated for it. Of those, less than half are achieving the target levels set out in treatment guidelines.
Dietary supplements can be defined as products that are used to improve a person's health. This can include vitamins, herbs, minerals and any botanical products.