High Blood Pressure – the largest epidemic known to mankind

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High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, has been dubbed the “largest epidemic ever known to mankind” by the medical and scientific journal, The Lancet, and with good reason. It is estimated that nearly a billion people have high blood pressure worldwide. Globally, cardiovascular disease …

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Heart Surgery goes live

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DOCTORS in a Dublin hospital are using a live link-up to show colleagues sitting in a lecture theatre a quarter of a mile away how to perform complicated heart surgery using the latest medical technology.

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Women at far greater risk of cardiovascular disease than breast cancer

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Heart disease is a feminist issue, because women are far more at risk than commonly perceived, according to a new campaign. Women in Ireland have a 50 per cent chance of dying of a heart attack or stroke, but could reduce their mortality risk factor …

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