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  • Cumidin
    Coumadin is a medicine often prescribed to treat and prevent blood clots. This segment of the eMedTV library describes how this anticoagulant drug works and explains general dosing guidelines. Cumidin is a common misspelling of Coumadin.
  • Cure for Heart Disease
    This eMedTV Web page explains that, while there is no heart disease cure, you can help prevent it or minimize its effects by adopting a healthier lifestyle, which includes regular exercise, routine checkups, and maintaining a healthy weight.
  • Dabigatran
    Dabigatran is a "blood thinner" used to prevent blood clots and strokes. This eMedTV article offers an in-depth look at this prescription drug, including details on possible side effects, how it works, dosing tips, and what to discuss with your doctor.
  • Dabigatran Dosage
    The recommended dabigatran dosage for people with normal kidney function is 150 mg twice daily. This eMedTV article further describes how an appropriate dosage is determined and highlights several important tips on how to take this drug.
  • Dabigatran Drug Information
    Dabigatran is a drug that helps prevent strokes and blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation. This eMedTV page offers more information on dabigatran, explaining the drug's dosing guidelines, possible side effects, and safety precautions.
  • Dabigatran FDA Approval
    Dabigatran is specifically designed to prevent strokes and blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation. This eMedTV page further discusses what dabigatran is used for, including details on its recent approval by the FDA and how it works.
  • Dabigatran Therapy
    As this eMedTV page explains, dabigatran therapy can help prevent strokes and blood clots in people with atrial fibrillation. This article also covers some important information to be aware of before beginning treatment and links to more details.
  • Description of Angina
    This eMedTV Web article gives a brief description of angina, a certain type of chest pain. This resource looks at what causes angina and how the condition is treated. Also included is a link to more detailed information on this topic.
  • Desirable Ranges of INR
    As this eMedTV article explains, a person's INR must fall within the normal limits to help avoid the possibility of a stroke or uncontrolled bleeding. This page further explores the desirable ranges of INR. A link to more information is also included.
  • DHA
    DHA supplements may be useful for people with heart disease, high cholesterol, and other conditions. This eMedTV page explains the importance of having DHA as part of your diet, describes how it works, and lists possible side effects that may occur.
  • DHA and Breastfeeding
    Taking DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) while breastfeeding may help with your baby's brain and eye development. This eMedTV resource offers more information on DHA and breastfeeding, and explains why DHA may be beneficial for breastfed babies.
  • DHA and Pregnancy
    If you are pregnant, you may be curious about taking DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). As this eMedTV page explains, the supplement may help with fetal brain and eye development. This article offers a more in-depth look at using DHA while you are expecting.
  • DHA Dosage
    At this time, DHA dosage recommendations are not clearly established. This page from the eMedTV site discusses possible DHA dosing guidelines and offers a list of some precautions and warnings to be aware of before taking DHA.
  • DHA Drug Interactions
    If orlistat, warfarin, or aspirin is taken together with DHA, drug interactions could occur. As this part of the eMedTV library explains, taking certain medications with DHA supplements can increase your risk of bleeding or lead to other problems.
  • DHA Overdose
    A DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) overdose can cause an upset stomach or increase the risk of bleeding. This eMedTV Web page further describes the possible symptoms of a DHA overdose and explains what treatment options are available.
  • DHA Side Effects
    Many people experience nausea and gas when taking DHA supplements. This article from the eMedTV Web site lists other possible DHA side effects, including serious side effects that may indicate that you should stop taking the supplement.
  • DHA Supplement Information
    This eMedTV article discusses the supplement DHA. Information included in this segment includes why some people take it and the results of clinical trials. A link to more information is also provided.
  • Diabetes and Beating Heart Bypass Surgery
    As this eMedTV article explains, if you have diabetes and beating heart bypass surgery was recently performed, it's important to tell your doctor if you have symptoms of abnormal blood sugar, such as feeling very thirsty.
  • Diabetics -- Leaving the Hospital After Cardiac Catheterization
    This clip offers reminders for diabetics when leaving the hospital after this procedure.
  • Diabetics and Angioplasty
    As this eMedTV article explains, patients with diabetes are at a higher risk of infection, vessel closure, and heart attack when they undergo angioplasty. This page provides basic information on diabetics and angioplasty.
  • Diabetics and Atherectomy
    If you have diabetes and are planning for an atherectomy, you should know the signs of abnormal blood sugar. This eMedTV Web page discusses the special risks and complications associated with diabetics and atherectomy.
  • Diabetics and Cardiac Catheterization
    Some medical procedures have increased risks for diabetics, and cardiac catheterization is one of them. This eMedTV article discusses potential complications for diabetics and lists symptoms that may signify a problem with the procedure.
  • Diabetics and Open Heart Surgery
    The risk of infections and other problems after open heart surgery is increased for people with diabetes. This eMedTV page provides detailed information on diabetics and open heart surgery, as well as symptoms of abnormal blood sugar levels.
  • Diagnosing Heart Attacks
    Doctors diagnosing heart attacks will ask questions, perform a physical exam, and perform tests. This eMedTV segment discusses the tests doctors use when diagnosing heart attacks, such as EKGs, blood tests, and nuclear scans.
  • Diagnosing Heart Disease
    Several tests to look for heart disease are available, which this media clip describes.
  • Diet and Heart Disease
    While not directly related, diet has an effect on several risk factors for heart disease. This eMedTV article discusses the relationship between heart disease and diet, and provides information about heart-healthy diets, such as DASH and TLC.
  • Diltiacem
    This page from the eMedTV site explains that diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and certain types of chest pain. This page also describes how the drug works and lists potential side effects. Diltiacem is a common misspelling of diltiazem.
  • Diltiazam
    Diltiazem is a prescription drug licensed for the treatment of high blood pressure and chest pain. This eMedTV page describes diltiazem in more detail and offers general precautions for taking the drug. Diltiazam is a common misspelling of diltiazem.
  • Diltiazem
    Diltiazem is a drug that is approved to treat high blood pressure and certain types of chest pain. This eMedTV article explains how diltiazem works, describes some potential side effects, and discusses how and when to take the medication.
  • Diltiazem and Breastfeeding
    Diltiazem does pass through women's breast milk. This eMedTV Web page explains the manufacturer's recommendation on taking diltiazem and breastfeeding at the same time. This page also discusses why some doctors may consider the drug safe to take.
  • Diltiazem and Depression
    Is there a connection between diltiazem and depression? This page from the eMedTV site explains why it's difficult to tell if diltiazem or other factors cause depression. This page also covers how often depression occurs in people taking diltiazem.
  • Diltiazem and Dry Mouth
    A dry mouth appears to be a side effect of diltiazem. This portion of the eMedTV archives outlines some suggestions you can try if you are taking diltiazem and dry mouth becomes a problem. This page also discusses when you should talk to your doctor.
  • Diltiazem and Impotence
    If you are taking diltiazem and impotence occurs, make sure to talk to your doctor. This eMedTV page explains that up to 2 percent of men taking diltiazem experience impotence. This page also covers some treatment options your doctor may recommend.
  • Diltiazem and Pregnancy
    It may not be safe to take diltiazem during pregnancy. This eMedTV page on diltiazem and pregnancy explains that the drug may cause miscarriages and birth defects. This article also covers when a doctor may still prescribe diltiazem during pregnancy.
  • Diltiazem Dosage
    This eMedTV page explains that the starting diltiazem dosage for treating high blood pressure or chest pain will be based on several factors. This page explores these factors and lists dosing guidelines for extended-release and short-acting diltiazem.
  • Diltiazem Drug Interactions
    If you take certain medications with diltiazem, drug interactions may occur. This part of the eMedTV library takes an in-depth look at the medicines that can lead to unwanted interactions and explains the complications these interactions may cause.
  • Diltiazem HCL
    Diltiazem hydrochloride (HCl) is a drug used to treat hypertension and angina. This page from the eMedTV site tells you what you need to know about this calcium channel blocker, including how it works, the forms in which it is available, and more.
  • Diltiazem Overdose
    Fainting, difficulty breathing, and fluid retention are some of the symptoms of a diltiazem overdose. This eMedTV article explains what to do if you believe you have overdosed on diltiazem, and describes some treatment options that are available.
  • Diltiazem Precautions and Warnings
    You should not take diltiazem if you have low blood pressure or if you have certain allergies. This eMedTV Web page explores other important diltiazem precautions and warnings, and explains what to tell your doctor before taking the medication.
  • Diltiazem Side Effects
    Although most people do not experience any problems while taking diltiazem, side effects are possible. This eMedTV segment describes common and rare side effects of diltiazem, and explains which side effects may need immediate medical care.
  • Diltiazem Uses
    Diltiazem is primarily used for controlling high blood pressure and treating chest pain in adults. This eMedTV page further discusses diltiazem uses, including how the drug works and several off-label uses of the medicine (such as treating migraines).
  • Diltiazem Weight Gain
    If you are taking diltiazem and weight gain occurs, be sure to talk to your healthcare provider. This eMedTV Web page explains that weight gain is a rare side effect of the medication and discusses what your healthcare provider may recommend.
  • Diltiazen
    This eMedTV Web article offers an overview of diltiazem, a medicine used to treat high blood pressure and certain types of chest pain. This page also covers some general precautions of the medication. Diltiazen is a common misspelling of diltiazem.
  • Diltiazim
    A doctor may prescribe diltiazem to treat high blood pressure or certain types of chest pain. This eMedTV page offers a brief description of the drug and covers the factors that may affect your dosage. Diltiazim is a common misspelling of diltiazem.
  • Diltizem
    This eMedTV article explains that diltiazem works to treat high blood pressure and chest pain by relaxing the blood vessels. This page also covers what to do if you think you have taken too much diltiazem. Diltizem is a common misspelling of diltiazem.
  • Do It Together
    If you've got a significant other, consider making these lifestyle changes as a team. Needing to prepare a separate meal or having to exercise alone can make you feel lonely, deprived, and even angry. Making healthy changes together is better, both for you and your partner.
  • Do Plant Sterols Work?
    People may wonder, "Do plant sterols work for any conditions other than high cholesterol?" This part of the eMedTV library explores the effectiveness of plant sterol products for various conditions and also lists some less-valid plant sterols uses.
  • Does Centrum Cardio Work?
    Many people wonder, "Does Centrum Cardio work for high cholesterol or offer other benefits?" This eMedTV resource addresses this question and discusses the research that has been done on the effectiveness of Centrum Cardio for these heart benefits.
  • Does CoQ10 Work?
    If you are thinking about using CoQ10 (coenzyme Q10), you may be wondering, "Does CoQ10 work?" This eMedTV page further explores this question, taking an in-depth look at the effectiveness of CoQ10 for various uses, such as heart health and aging.
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