Supercomputer can predict heart attack

EPFL Laboratory of Multiscale Modeling of Materials, in Switzerland, has developed a flowing 3D model of the cardiovascular system that should allow for predictions of certain heart diseases before they become dangerous. The supercomputer Cadmos, installed at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in August of 2009, has bared one of its first fruits: the Laboratory of Multiscalemore
Heart failure: Avoiding medicines that make symptoms worse


If you have heart failure, you need to be extra careful with medicines. Some can make your heart failure worse. Other medicines may not mix well with your heart failure drugs.
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What's Your Heart Disease Risk? Ask Mom

You may already know that your risk for some diseases goes up if a first-degree relative (parent, brother, sister, or child) has had the condition.
We know, for example, that your risk for coronary heart disease (CHD) goes up significantly if a first-degree male relative developed it before age 55 or a first-degree female relative developed it before age 65. This is known as premature or early...more
Is Earwax Connected to Heart Disease?

How the consistency of earwax may provide clues to disease.

Q. I heard somewhere that the type of earwax you have is linked to your risk of heart disease. Can that be true?
A. One part...more
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