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  • What Is Vascular Disease?

    Vascular disease is a process that affects the blood vessels of the body. This condition increases the risk of many different health problems that occur as a result of blood flow blockage or insufficient blood flow. Vascular disease can affect any blood vessel of the body.

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  • How to Manage Progressive Pulmonary Hypertension

    Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a form of high blood pressure affecting the pulmonary artery, the vessel that carries deoxygenated blood into the lungs to pick up oxygen. It can lead to difficulty breathing and a reduction in usually performed activities, taking a physical and emotional toll on an affected individual's overall well-being. Pulmonary hypertension is a serious and progressive disease with several different causes.

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  • What Is Considered a Low-Dose Statin?

    Statins are a class of drugs used to treat high cholesterol. They work by lowering "bad" cholesterol and, by doing so, reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke. The drugs can be prescribed at different strengths, categorized as low-dose, moderate-dose, or high-dose. More is not always better when it comes to statins. Low-dose statins can be used to ensure the appropriate dose—meaning a dose high enough to achieve the optimal effects but not so high as to cause potentially serious side effects, like liver and kidney problems.

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  • The Relationship Between High Cholesterol and High Blood Pressure

    High blood pressure and high cholesterol on their own are serious risk factors for heart disease and stroke. When both high blood pressure and high cholesterol occur together, they can damage blood vessels, greatly increasing the risk of future complications. To prevent heart disease and stroke, it's vital to get your cholesterol and blood pressure under control.

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  • HDL and LDL Cholesterol Range by Age

    Normal HDL and LDL cholesterol ranges vary by age. HDL cholesterol is the "good" cholesterol you generally want more of, while LDL cholesterol is the "bad" cholesterol you generally want less of.

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