21 Jun 2012
What is Metabolic Syndrome?
Metabolic syndrome is a cluster of metabolic risk factors. When a patient presents with these risk factors together, the chances for future cardiovascular problems are greater than any one factor presenting alone. For example, high blood pressure alone is a...
14 Jun 2012
Heart Attack or Sudden Cardiac Arrest: How Are They Different?
What is a heart attack?A heart attack occurs when a blocked artery prevents oxygen-rich blood from reaching a section of the heart. If the blocked artery is not reopened quickly, the part of the heart normally nourished by that artery...
25 Mar 2012
Senate Includes Measure to Increase Data Pertaining to Women in Clinical Trials
Think all prescription drugs and medical devices react the same in men and women? They don’t. However, the FDA has limited data on how drugs or devices affect the genders, and the consequences can be deadly. However, Senator Debbie Stabenow...