Heart Disease

A new heart attack study in Minneapolis found that a high number of heart attack victims weren't taking Statins -- medications that lower "bad" cholesterol in the blood. Statins also works in the liver to prevent the formation of cholesterol

The study conducted by a group of Minneapolis cardiologists reviewed 1,000 patients who suffered their first heart attacks.

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Auntie Fee

The recent untimely deaths of Internet stars Auntie Fee (pictured above) and Q Worldstar serve as reminders that heart disease is the number 1 killer of men and women in the U.S.

For many people the first sign or symptom of heart disease is death. This is why heart disease is called the silent killer.

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George Bush clogged arteries

Former President George Bush underwent a procedure earlier today to place a coronary stent in a blocked coronary artery in his heart. The coronary stent will keep the artery open to allow adequate blood flow in his heart.

The blockage was discovered during Bush's annual physical exam at the Cooper Clinic in Texas, reports Fox News. The procedure was performed at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital," according to a statement.

Patients who undergo stent placements must take oral anticoagulants (blood thinners) for life to keep blood clots from forming around the stents. Patients are at risk of stroke from blood clots and a buildup of white blood cells around the stent. Coronary stents are typically used to prevent heart attacks in people who are diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease caused by Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries or clogged arteries).

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