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Ischemic Heart Disease
Other risk factors are modifiable, being directly or indirectly under the control of the individual.
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What Is Stroke?
Strokes occur either when a blood vessel becomes clogged thus hampering blood flow to the brain (ischemic stroke) or when a blood vessel ruptures causing [...]
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Congenital Heart Disease
An abnormality of the heart is present in about 1% of all babies born. Untreated, half of these affected will die in their first year [...]
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Angina Pectoris
The most common cause of the coronary artery narrowing which gives rise to angina is atherosclerosis. This is due to a gradual accumulation of fatty or [...]
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Barbados Stroke Statistics
Around 350 Barbadians suffered a stroke during the first year. Most of these strokes (83%) were due to blockage of a blood vessel supplying the [...]
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Medications
Aspirin: Is used for the prevention of thrombosis and is prescribed to patients who have had Transient ischemic attack. (it prevents platelets arregation) has also shown [...]
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Childhood Obesity Prevention Conference: Collaborative Opportunities and Countermeasures
PAHO proclaims childhood obesity is one of the most serious public health challenges of the 21st Century.
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