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  • Vitamin C Drug Interactions
    Aluminum products, warfarin, and estrogens may cause drug interactions with vitamin C. This segment from the eMedTV Web site describes the potential effects of vitamin C drug interactions and lists other medicines that may cause an interaction.
  • Vitamin C Overdose
    Kidney stones and severe diarrhea are possible symptoms of a vitamin C overdose. This page from the eMedTV archives lists other potential effects of an overdose and describes the steps a doctor may take to treat an overdose.
  • Vitamin C Safety
    Let your doctor know if you have diabetes, cancer, or kidney stones before using vitamin C products. As this eMedTV article explains, there are many more vitamin C safety warnings and precautions to be aware of before taking vitamin C supplements.
  • Vitamin C Side Effects
    This eMedTV resource explains that indigestion, vomiting, and headaches are some of the possible side effects of vitamin C. This article also lists other side effects (both minor and serious) that may indicate that you are taking too much vitamin C.
  • Vitamin C Supplements
    This eMedTV Web presentation discusses vitamin C supplements, with information on what they are used for and why certain people may need to take them with caution. A link to more information is also provided.
  • Vitamin E and Heart Disease
    As explained in this eMedTV page, research on vitamin E and heart disease has found that large doses do not prevent heart disease. In fact, these supplements may even be harmful. Foods rich in vitamin E are a better choice to ensure heart health.
  • Vitamin K and Coumadin
    Certain foods may interact with Coumadin. As this eMedTV article explains, there is a known correlation between vitamin K and Coumadin. Consuming too much of this vitamin decrease the effectiveness of Coumadin by increasing the risk of blood clots.
  • Vitaminc
    Vitamin C, a vitamin that provides antioxidant effects, is used for treating and preventing many conditions. This eMedTV Web page briefly describes vitamin C and discusses its benefits. Vitaminc is a common misspelling of vitamin C.
  • Vitamine C
    Vitamin C is an antioxidant used for treating and preventing various conditions, including the common cold. This eMedTV article covers other vitamin C uses and describes the effects of the vitamin. Vitamine C is a common misspelling of vitamin C.
  • Vitaminin C
    Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin used to treat or prevent the common cold and other conditions. This eMedTV page further explores the benefits of this antioxidant and links to more information. Vitaminin C is a common misspelling of vitamin C.
  • Vitemin C
    Vitamin C is an antioxidant that also stimulates the immune system to help improve function. This eMedTV resource explains what vitamin C is used for and offers general warnings for this product. Vitemin C is a common misspelling of vitamin C.
  • Vitiman C
    Vitamin C is commonly used for its antioxidant effects. This eMedTV article describes other benefits of the vitamin and explains what to discuss with your doctor before using vitamin C supplementation. Vitiman C is a common misspelling of vitamin C.
  • Vitimen C
    Vitamin C is a commonly used antioxidant that can also improve immune function. This page on the eMedTV site further explains how vitamin C works and discusses possible uses for the supplement. Vitimen C is a common misspelling of vitamin C.
  • Vitimin C
    Vitamin C provides many health benefits, including antioxidant effects. This eMedTV segment explores other benefits of vitamin C and lists side effects that may occur with high doses of the vitamin. Vitimin C is a common misspelling of vitamin C.
  • Vitmain C
    Vitamin C has antioxidant effects and may improve immune function. This eMedTV article explains how vitamin C works, explores its other benefits, and offers general warnings for this supplement. Vitmain C is a common misspelling of vitamin C.
  • Vitman C
    Vitamin C provides numerous health benefits, including antioxidant effects and immune function improvement. This eMedTV page further explores these benefits and lists possible side effects of the vitamin. Vitman C is a common misspelling of vitamin C.
  • Vitmin C
    Vitamin C has antioxidant effects that appear to be beneficial for numerous conditions. This eMedTV resource lists other possible benefits of vitamin C and links to more information about the vitamin. Vitmin C is a common misspelling of vitamin C.
  • Warnings and Precautions With Trandolapril
    Trandolapril can cause allergic reactions or a cough, among other things, in some people. This eMedTV page also lists other warnings and precautions with trandolapril, like the safety of taking the drug if you're nursing or have kidney failure.
  • Weight and Heart Disease
    As this eMedTV page explains, if you are overweight, you are at risk for heart disease and for diseases like diabetes. This article provides an in-depth discussion on heart disease and weight, and includes detailed information on weight-loss strategies.
  • What Are the Alternatives for Cardiac Catheterization?
    This multimedia clip describes the alternatives to cardiac catheterization that are available.
  • What Can You Expect Without Beating Heart Bypass Surgery?
    By forgoing the procedure, you may be wondering what you can expect without beating heart bypass surgery. This eMedTV resource explains the risks and consequences associated with not having beating heart bypass surgery.
  • What Can You Expect Without Heart Bypass Surgery?
    This multimedia clip explains the risks involved if you decide to not have bipass surgery.
  • What Can You Expect Without Open Heart Surgery?
    What can you expect without open heart surgery? As this eMedTV article explains, you will be at an increased risk for life-threatening illness. This resource explains the possible consequences of delaying or refusing open heart surgery.
  • What Happens During a CABG?
    This video clip provides a step-by-step look at how a CABG is performed.
  • What Happens During a Cardiac Catheterization With Atherectomy
    Certain things will happen during this procedure, which this interactive media clip describes.
  • What Happens During a Stress Echocardiogram?
    Certain things happen during a stress echocardiogram, which this video clip explains.
  • What Happens During a Stress Test?
    This interactive video describes what happens during an exercise stress test.
  • What Happens During an Exercise Nuclear Scan Stress Test?
    This video explains what to expect during a nuclear scan stress test procedure.
  • What Happens During Cardiac Catheterization?
    This video clip describes what happens during a cardiac catheterization.
  • What Happens During the Angioplasty?
    This video discusses cardiac catheterization with angioplasty and stent placement.
  • What if I Don't Have a Stress Echocardiogram?
    This video clip explains what will happen if you do not have a stress test.
  • What If I Don't Have a Stress Test?
    This video clip explains what will happen if you do not have a stress test.
  • What If You Don't Have a Cardiac Catheterization?
    What if you don't have a cardiac catheterization? As this eMedTV page explains, doctors can offer you medicine to help your condition, but a cardiac catheterization is the most accurate test for finding problems that are affecting your heart muscle.
  • What If You Don't Have an Atherectomy?
    What if you don't have an atherectomy? As this eMedTV resource explains, while the decision is ultimately up to you, there is a chance that your condition may get worse without this procedure. Discuss your concerns and alternatives with your doctor.
  • What If You Don't Have Angioplasty?
    Some people wonder, "What if you don't have angioplasty?" This eMedTV resource explains that an untreated heart condition can lead to serious health problems, so it is important to understand the consequences of this decision.
  • What If You Don't Have Cardiac Catheterization With Angioplasty?
    This video explains what your doctor may recommend if you decline cardiac catheterization.
  • What If You Don't Have Cardiac Catheterization With Atherectomy?
    This video explains what your doctor may recommend if you decline cardiac catheterization.
  • What Is Amiodarone Premixed Injection Used For?
    As this eMedTV article explains, amiodarone premixed injection is used for treating certain types of irregular heart rhythms. This resource examines other reasons a healthcare provider may prescribe this drug and describes how this antiarrhythmic works.
  • What Is Amlodipine Used for?
    Amlodipine is approved to treat high blood pressure and heart disease. This eMedTV segment discusses these and other amlodipine uses, including "off-label" uses of the drug, such as when the drug is used as a treatment for migraines.
  • What Is Angina Pectoris?
    Many people wonder, "What is angina pectoris?" As this eMedTV article explains, angina pectoris is a heart condition that is characterized by chest pain. This page offers a brief overview of the causes, symptoms, and treatment of each type of angina.
  • What Is Angina?
    Most people confuse angina with a heart attack, so it's important to know the difference between the two. This eMedTV page explains what angina is, with a detailed look at the condition, including causes, symptoms, and how it compares to a heart attack.
  • What Is Blood?
    This video clip describes the function of blood in the body.
  • What Is Choline Fenofibrate Used For?
    Reducing cholesterol is one of the primary uses for choline fenofibrate. This eMedTV segment features more details on what this fibrate drug is used for and also includes information on how it works and who can take it.
  • What Is Clopidogrel Used For?
    As this eMedTV article explains, clopidogrel is used to help prevent harmful blood clots from forming in people who have had recent heart attacks or strokes, as well as those with other conditions.
  • What Is Coronary Heart Disease?
    This interactive video discusses heart disease, including what causes it and possible symptoms.
  • What Is Dabigatran Used For?
    Dabigatran is prescribed to prevent blood clots and strokes in adults with atrial fibrillation. This eMedTV page further discusses the uses of dabigatran, including "off-label" uses. A description of how this drug compares to warfarin is also included.
  • What Is Dofetilide Used For?
    Adults with certain types of irregular heart rhythms may benefit from using dofetilide. This part of the eMedTV Web library presents a detailed look at what dofetilide is used for, including unapproved reasons, and explains how the drug works.
  • What Is Felodipine Used For?
    Felodipine is used for the treatment of high blood pressure in adults. This page from the eMedTV library further discusses felodipine uses, including whether it is used in children and possible off-label felodipine uses (such as treating chest pain).
  • What Is Fenofibric Acid Used For?
    Fenofibric acid increases good cholesterol and, at the same time, lowers bad cholesterol and triglycerides. This eMedTV resource discusses the uses of fenofibric in more detail, lists off-label uses for the drug, and explains how the medication works.
  • What Is Flecainide Used For?
    By slowing down electrical impulses in the heart, flecainide can help prevent certain heart rhythm problems. This eMedTV resource describes approved uses of flecainide, and also discusses situations where the drug may be prescribed for unapproved reasons.
  • What Is Heart Disease?
    This interactive video discusses heart disease, including what causes it and possible symptoms.
  • What Is Icosapent Ethyl Used For?
    Icosapent ethyl is prescribed to treat extremely high triglyceride levels in adults. This eMedTV segment takes an in-depth look at this specific use of the medicine and explains how this product works. Off-label uses of icosapent ethyl are also discussed.
  • What Is Metoprolol Used For?
    As this eMedTV article explains, uses for metoprolol include treating high blood pressure, angina, and congestive heart failure. The immediate-release version can also be used following a heart attack to improve survival.
  • What Is Mexiletine Used For?
    As this eMedTV segment explains, mexiletine is used for treating certain types of irregular heart rhythms. This article explores the approved and unapproved uses for this medication, whether it is safe for use in children, and details on how it works.
  • What Is Myocardial Ischemia?
    As this eMedTV page explains, myocardial ischemia (also called angina) is chest pain that occurs because of decreased blood flow to the heart. This article takes a closer look at what myocardial ischemia is and discusses the three different types.
  • What Is Nadolol Used For?
    Nadolol is approved for the treatment of high blood pressure and angina. This article from the eMedTV site describes how this medicine works, lists possible off-label uses for nadolol, and explains whether the drug is licensed for use in children.
  • What Is Nicardipine SR Used For?
    Nicardipine SR uses include treating high blood pressure in adults. This portion of the eMedTV archives also discusses possible off-label uses of nicardipine SR and explains how the medication works to improve blood flow.
  • What Is Nitroglycerin Spray Used For?
    This eMedTV article discusses why nitroglycerin spray is used for treating or preventing angina attacks in adults with coronary artery disease. This page discusses how this prescription drug works to prevent chest pain and whether it has unapproved uses.
  • What Is Omega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters Used For?
    Omega-3-acid ethyl esters is used for treating triglyceride levels higher than 500 mg/dL. This eMedTV Web page explains how the drug works for high triglycerides and lists possible off-label omega-3-acid ethyl esters uses.
  • What Is Pitavastatin Used For?
    Pitavastatin is prescribed to treat high cholesterol in adults. This eMedTV Web resource further discusses what pitavastatin is used for, including how it works to decrease "bad" cholesterol, increase "good" cholesterol, and lower triglycerides.
  • What Is Propafenone Used For?
    Available by prescription only, propafenone is used for treating certain types of irregular heart rhythms. This eMedTV Web page explores approved and unapproved reasons a healthcare provider may prescribe this drug and describes how propafenone works.
  • What Is Propranolol Used For?
    What is propranolol used for? As this eMedTV page explains, propranolol uses include reducing the severity of essential tremors, preventing migraines, and treating angina symptoms. This page also lists off-label uses, like treating anxiety.
  • What Is Ranexa?
    As this eMedTV article discusses, Ranexa is a prescription drug taken twice daily to prevent angina (chest pain). This Web page examines what Ranexa is used for, how to take it, possible side effects, and more. It also links to more details.
  • What Is Unstable Angina?
    This eMedTV article explains how unstable angina is a dangerous heart condition that could be a sign of an upcoming heart attack. This page gives an introduction to what unstable angina is, and also describes common symptoms associated with the condition.
  • What Results Can You Expect After Cardiac Catheterization With Angioplasty?
    This video explains the results obtained with this procedure and how your doctor uses them.
  • What Results Can You Expect After Cardiac Catheterization?
    This video segment discusses the results you can expect after cardiac catheterization.
  • What Results Can You Expect From a CABG?
    This multimedia clip describes the results you can expect following your bipass surgery.
  • What Results Can You Expect From a Stress Echocardiogram?
    This video clip describes the expected results of an exercise stress test.
  • What Results Can You Expect From a Stress Test?
    This video clip describes the expected results of an exercise stress test.
  • What Results Can You Expect From an Exercise Nuclear Scan Test ?
    This video clip describes the expected results of an exercise stress test.
  • What Results Can You Expect From Cardiac Catheterization With Angioplasty and Atherectomy?
    This video segment describes the results you can expect with this procedure.
  • Who Is the Maker of Ranexa?
    As this eMedTV article explains, Gilead Sciences is the maker of Ranexa, a medicine used to prevent angina (chest pain). This article discusses this topic further and provides a link to more details on this medicine.
  • Why Is My Doctor Recommending a CABG?
    This video explains that a CABG is used to bypass an area of the heart that is damaged.
  • Why Is My Doctor Recommending a Stress Echocardiogram?
    This video covers the purpose of having a stress test and discusses its benefits.
  • Women and Heart Attacks
    There is a mistaken belief that heart attacks can only occur in men. This eMedTV article debunks this misconception about heart attacks and women; in fact, women make up half of all heart attack deaths.
  • Women and Heart Disease
    There are many myths regarding women and heart disease. This eMedTV resource debunks such myths and provides statistics on how heart disease affects women, including the fact that heart disease kills more American women than breast cancer.
  • Women With Symptoms of Angina
    It is important for women with symptoms of angina to seek help immediately to avoid further complications. This eMedTV page lists common symptoms and explains how most women with possible symptoms don't realize the potential dangers.
  • Wound Breakdown and Off-Pump Bypass Surgery
    Infection or swelling can cause wound breakdown, and off-pump bypass surgery sometimes poses this risk. This eMedTV page explains the effects, such as a thicker scar, and treatment options related to this complication, such as daily bandage changes.
  • Wound Breakdown as an Open Heart Surgery Complication
    As this eMedTV page explains, open heart surgery patients may experience wound breakdown (when the tissue layers of the wound do not grow back together correctly). This page gives an overview of wound breakdown as an open heart surgery complication.
  • Your Doctor Recommends Cardiac Catheterization
    This clip discusses cardiac catheterization: what it is and why your doctor recommends it.
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