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Fitness or fatness?

Is it healthier to be slim but not fit, or overweight but physically fit?

Does it even matter?

I spotted this question being debated – rather excitedly to be honest – online in a Facebook Group and I thought I would share it with you. 565 more words


Primordial Soup (black and white)

When I first started painting, at the beginning of 2016, I used only black and white paint. This was because I thought that my CVD would prohibit me from working effectively with colour (more on that… 269 more words

Heart risk

My 90-year-old father recently needed several stents installed, because his coronary arteries were 85–95% blocked. This came as a bit of a shock to the family, as we had thought his heart was in good shape (aside from needing a pacemaker).  416 more words

Two Vital Nutrients Halve Risk of Heart Disease | EH News

Two nutrients steal the limelight in the treament of cardiovascular disease

By Jade Mihalicz.

Published October 20, 2016 for Earthology Health and Nutrition. ®All rights reserved. 882 more words


Statins for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease - 2016 USPSTF Recommendation

In 2016, the USPSTF released the following recommendations for use of statins in primary prevention of CVD.  They based the recommendation on use of the AHA/ACC risk calculator, which has been criticized for overestimating risk.   275 more words

Pharmacology / Meds

Low hs-Troponin Predictive of Low Risk for Cardiac Events

Low HS-troponin I accurate in identifying patients at low risk of cardiac events

Clinical Question:
Is high-sensitivity troponin I accurate in identifying patients with suspected acute coronary syndromes who are at low risk of cardiac events? 60 more words

Emergency Medicine

Urate-Lowering Therapy May Lower Cardiovascular Risk

Hyperuricemia is associated with risk for CVD, and many studies show excess risk (CVD and all-cause mortality) for men with gout.

n = 40,000

2646 had gout, 55% of which were txed with urate-lowering therapy, 45% untreated… 63 more words

Pharmacology / Meds