Heart Health | Health Eagle - Part 7

Archives for Heart Health

Benefits of Fish Oil

by Abigail B. July 12th, 2005 | Heart Health, Herbal Supplements
The drug Vioxx was pulled off the market due to deleterious side effects. The drug was for those who suffered from pain of inflammatory diseases such as arthritis. Now there is a simple alternative without the side effects and that is fish oils. They contain omega-3 fatty acids. They produce a hormone-like chemical called eicosonoids which has as its overall function the suppression of inflammation in the body.

A study at Harvard University which was a 10 double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study concluded that fish oil supplementation resulted in a highly significant decrease in the number of tender joints and a significant
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Artificial Hearts

by Abigail B. May 2nd, 2005 | Heart Health, Surgery
The longest survival record of 17 months with an artificial heart was by Tom Christerson. On July 2, 2001. AbioCor is the company that produced this artificial heart. The Jarvic-7 heart made by Robert Jarvic in the early attempts in 1980 had the host die within hours or days and there were massive foreign-body rejection problems. There are more than 4,000 American on waiting lists for transplants and there are less than 2,500 donor hearts available yearly. This is the dilemma that fuels companies to attempt to make an artificial heart.

For artificial hearts to be beneficial there needs to be
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