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   Jul 05

REDUCING YOUR RISK OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE: IMPROVING YOUR ACTIVITY LEVEL – HOW TO JUDGE THE INTENSITY OF YOUR EXERCISE

The intensity level of your exercise should be strenuous enough that you feel you are working, but it need not be exhausting. Exercise physiologists describe exercise intensity in terms of percentage of maximal exercise capacity; the recommend an intensity of 50 to 80 percent of your maximal exercise capacity. You can determine the intensity of [...]

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   Feb 06

TESTS TO DIAGNOSE HEART DISEASE: WHY WOULD A DOCTOR EVER USE TESTS THAT ARE NOT COMPLETELY ACCURATE?

Although very sophisticated tests are available to help diagnose heart disease, no test is perfect. There is always a chance that a test will give incorrect information, no matter how carefully it is done or analyzed. Occasionally, a test may indicate that there is no problem when there really is one. This is called a [...]

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   Jan 25

HEART DISEASE: BYPASS SURGERY – A ROAD DESTINED TO CLOSE

Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG): Coronary artery bypass surgery is another expensive surgical procedure which is a more extensive, mutilating and aggressive process of temporary solution to coronary artery disease. In this operation, the chest is opened in the centre in front. Blood vessels from the leg are surgically removed and used to bypass the [...]

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