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Too Much Protein May Be Bad for Your Heart

For women over 50, following a diet high in animal protein may increase the risk of heart failure. This is the conclusion of a preliminary study presented at the American Heart Association annual meeting that investigated the effects of diet on heart failure in women ages 50 to 79 years of age. Researchers looked at […]

When the Heart Fails

Heart failure is a serious heart condition characterized by the inability of the heart to pump sufficient blood throughout the body. Major risk factors for heart failure include high blood pressure, coronary heart disease, and diabetes. Other heart problems like arrhythmias or heart valve disease may also contribute to the development of heart failure. Understanding […]

How Alzheimer’s Disease Affects the Heart

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, characterized by difficulty with memory, thinking, and behavior that gets progressively worse over time. Researchers have discovered that Alzheimer’s disease is caused by a build-up of amyloid beta proteins in the spaces between brain cells. Although the brain is where symptoms of the disease are first […]

Welcome to the Protected PCI “Living with Advanced Heart Disease” Blog

Welcome to the Protected PCI “Living with Advanced Heart Disease” blog, a place where patients can learn about their heart disease in simple, easy-to-understand language. Brought to you by Abiomed—a world leader in medical technologies designed to assist or replace the failing heart—this Protected PCI blog is for everyone: patients, caretakers, family, friends, and anyone […]