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Triglyceride levels above 150 mg/dl (170 mmol/L) are considered elevated. Diseases of disorders of this system are termed cardiovascular diseases. Even in patients with asymptomatic diastolic dysfunction due to hypertension, the risk of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular events is significantly increased, particularly with an increase in the pulmonary artery wedge pressure (PAWP). Take care CardioStar* WebMD community member (8/99) - - b Be well-informed b Coronary artery anatomy Starting with the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery, the most critical coronary artery next to the ultra-critical left main (LM) coronary artery. i Imaging cardiac/myocardial ischemia, or heart attack b Nuclear/Isotope stress test The physician can separate a normal left ventricle, from ischemia (live muscle with flow that is compromised only during exercise) and the scar tissue of a heart attack.

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