X-Raying our hearts

heart day, infographics

This year, World Heart Day is 29th September and our heart is certainly an organ we should focus on every single day of the year.

Using graphics, Best Doctors would like to use this date to help raise awareness about the risks that some of our bad habits can have on our cardiovascular system and to contribute to better understanding how our hearts work through surprising and informative facts.    infographics, heart, risks, cardiovascular system,

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Repositionable valves as a future solution in the fight against the ageing of our hearts

It is time to talk about the heart, which is the vital organ par excellence and the one that we should take care of the most now that life expectancy is reaching higher levels, above all in developed countries.

Nowadays, our lives are extended by many years and as a result our body is forced to carry on functioning with a greater wear and tear on it, which in many cases makes it necessary to make progress in new techniques that will allow the different organs to maintain their normal performance.

Taking these new medical needs into account, once again we are pleased to have good news in terms of medical innovation. This is truly the case with regard to the latest developments in interventional cardiology devices. According to the most reputable specialists, some new devices are endorsed by the results obtained in clinical studies. According to Dr. José Luis Zamorano, who serves as clinical and scientific advisor of Best Doctors as well as being Head of Department of Cardiology at Ramón y Cajal hospital in Madrid, we find ourselves facing some very interesting new systems because of the advantages they offer Read more

At the heart of the disease

It seems that our heart sinks a little when we touch on the subject of coronary diseases. Fortunately, we are accustomed to reading on the Best Doctors blog about how practically every month the medical community breaks new boundaries and moves towards more accurate diagnoses, more effective treatments and a clear improvement in survival rates and quality of life of heart patients.

One of the main problems of everyday life for cardiac patients is the “cocktail” of drugs, which they must live with around the clock. A lot of these medicines have been virtually indispensable up until now.

A multiple-effect pill for heart patients The good news is that some researchers are assessing a solution to this problem: a type of "polypill" that combines different medications in composition to avoid possible losses of memory and facilitate the treatment of patients. This medical breakthrough is based on an international study that has recently shown that heart patients had a greater propensity to take aspirin, cholesterol-lowering drugs and blood pressure medication. According to Dr. Gerald Fletcher of the American Heart Association, the three aforementioned drugs could be integrated into a single drug treatment, avoiding the consumption of up to 12 pills a day Read more