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Improving the Future of Care for Heart Disease
There have been great strides made in recent years to help treat patients diagnosed with heart disease. As technology improves and new medications are developed it will be important to ensure they can get to the patients who need them most.
While lifestyle modifications and changes in diet can help prevent heart disease in men and women alike there are some distinct differences when it comes to treating these patients once a diagnosis is made.
As more has been learned over the years about heart disease there is also a greater awareness of the impact it can have on women. Because of this increased awareness a greater effort is underway to help catch these conditions before they become fatal.
Technology may be advancing faster than people can keep up with but there are still times when traditional surgical methods are preferred over newer technologies.
While minimally invasive surgery is not a new concept the rapid advances in technology are helping to treat patients with more wide ranging conditions than ever before.
Peter A. McCullough, MD, and Nicolaas Deutz, MD, PhD, highlight the role of amino acids, protein, and B-hydroxy B-methylbutyrate in rebuilding muscle mass for patients with sarcopenia.
Nicolaas Deutz, MD, PhD, and Peter A. McCullough, MD, discuss the importance of the role of protein in treating malnutrition and sarcopenia.
“Acute alcohol consumption has long been linked to development of AF. In the Framingham, Copenhagen, and Women's Health Studies, chronic alcohol consumption, especially 2 or more drinks per day, is associated with up to 30% higher risk for incident AF,” the study authors wrote in the Journal of the American Heart Association.

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