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Patients with angina who are treated with calcium cannel blockers might experience gum overgrowth. The older a woman gets, the more likely she is to get heart disease. It's also been suggested that the more sunlight you get, the better your cardiovascular health will be, as there are a number of physiological mechanisms triggered by vitamin D production through sunlight exposure that act to fight heart disease, such as increase in your body's natural anti-inflammatory cytokines; the suppression of vascular calcification; and the inhibition of vascular smooth muscle growth.

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Publisher: Springer; Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1981 edition (October 4, 2013)

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The association between fruit and vegetable consumption and risk of mortality has been examined in many studies, but the dose dependency of this association has not been determined in a meta-analysis Higher consumption of fruit and vegetables is associated with a reduced risk of all cause mortality, with an average reduction in risk of 5% for each additional serving a day (6% for fruit and 5% for vegetables) There was a threshold around five servings a day, after which the risk of death did not reduce further There was a significant inverse association for cardiovascular mortality, but higher consumption was not appreciably associated with cancer mortality We thank Fuzhong Xue (director and professor of statistics, School of Public Health, Shandong University) for providing statistical advice Color Atlas and Synopsis of Cardiovascular MR and CT (SET 2). The value of this new approach is that systematic review or randomized control trial (RCT) evidence that is biased, inconsistent, or imprecise may be downgraded from high- to moderate- or low-quality evidence. Similarly, observational data from cohort or case–control studies may be upgraded from moderate or low (as is typical in the old levels-of-evidence approach) to high if bias is unlikely, and findings are consistent and precise Magnetic Resonance of the Heart and Great Vessels: Clinical Applications (Medical Radiology). If patients do not respond to rate control, antiarrhythmic agents such as sotalol, fleicanide, or propafenone can be used Current Perspectives of the Extracorporeal Circulation. Like any muscle, the heart needs a constant supply of oxygen and nutrients, which are carried to it by the blood in the coronary arteries. When the coronary arteries become narrowed or clogged and cannot supply enough blood to the heart, CHD results. Menopausal hormone therapy—also known as hormone replacement therapy—once was prescribed for preventing heart disease in addition to treating menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes Mechanical Circulatory Support: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease. They are much more likely to have metabolic syndrome—a condition that puts you at high risk for diabetes and heart disease. Vascular changes such as occur in anæmia, Bright's disease, and heart disease may also be concerned in their production Mechanical Circulatory Support: A Companion to Braunwald's Heart Disease.

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