The Harvard Medical School guide to lowering your by Mason Freeman, Christine Junge
By Mason Freeman, Christine Junge
From the specialists at one of many world's Most worthy scientific schools--your whole consultant to handling ldl cholesterol and staying fit for life
Everybody is familiar with that top ldl cholesterol is whatever to be anxious approximately. yet what does it rather suggest while your physician tells you that your levels of cholesterol are excessive, and what for those who do approximately it? if you are anxious approximately your ldl cholesterol, this is your likelihood to get the solutions you would like from a most sensible specialist on the Harvard clinical School.
As founder and leader of the celebrated Lipid Metabolism Unit at Massachusetts basic medical institution, Dr. Mason W. Freeman treats 1000s of sufferers every year and oversees leap forward ldl cholesterol examine. within the Harvard clinical tuition advisor to decreasing Your ldl cholesterol he explains:
- What ldl cholesterol is and the variation among "good" and "bad" cholesterol
- How to evaluate your possibility for prime cholesterol
- How to paintings together with your health practitioner to improve the simplest remedy plan for you
- Cholesterol-lowering drugs--who may still take them, what to seem out for, and the way to make sure your medical professional is tracking you properly
- How to regulate your ldl cholesterol via nutrition and exercise
- The most up-to-date medical findings on replacement therapies
About the Harvard scientific college health and wellbeing advisor series
Each ebook from Harvard scientific college delivers the information you must comprehend and take regulate of your future health. In each booklet, a world-renowned specialist from Harvard clinical university provide you with the newest details on prognosis, conventional and replacement remedies, domestic treatments, and way of life alterations that may make a robust distinction on your health.
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Drug-coated stents have been widely available for only a couple of years, but they have already made a huge impact on our treatment of patients with coronary artery disease. Nowadays, almost everyone who has a stent procedure gets one coated with an immunosuppressant drug. As this book goes to press, two different types of coated stents have been approved for use. There have been some manufacturing problems with each of them that can cause rare but serious complications as the stent is being placed in the artery.
1). The cardiologist guides the wire gently down the artery until the tip is beyond the narrowing. ) Once the wire has crossed the blockage, the catheter with the balloon slides down the wire until the balloon is adjacent to the atherosclerotic plaque. From outside the body, the physician inflates the balloon, which cracks and compresses the atherosclerotic plaque, stretches the underlying normal arterial wall, and so widens the artery. When the procedure works well, the vessel remains wide open, and the patient’s angina symptoms are alleviated.
The goals of treatment are to keep your condition stable, prevent further damage to your heart, and, ideally, reverse some of the atherosclerosis in your coronary arteries. It’s not surprising that measures for preventing heart disease are also effective in controlling it. Keep that in mind when you’re reading about the risk factors you can change on pages 50–66. You’ll also want to look over Chapters 6 and 7, which discuss lifestyle changes to improve cholesterol and lower your chance of heart disease.