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  • Does DHA Work?
    DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) is often found in products that also contain EPA, but does DHA work by itself? This eMedTV segment explores the effectiveness of DHA for several different uses, including diabetes, heart health, and mental health.
  • Does Fish Oil Work?
    Some people may wonder, "Does fish oil work?" As this page from the eMedTV Web site explains, studies have shown that fish oil is effective for treating several conditions, such as high triglycerides, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease.
  • Does Flaxseed Oil Work?
    Many people wonder, "Does flaxseed oil work?" This segment from the eMedTV library explores the effectiveness of flaxseed oil for rheumatoid arthritis, high cholesterol, heart disease, constipation, and menopause symptoms.
  • Does Garlic Work?
    This eMedTV page addresses the question, "Does garlic work?" Studies have shown that although garlic may be effective at treating certain conditions, such as atherosclerosis, it is probably not helpful for others, such as lowering cholesterol.
  • Does Omega-3 Work?
    Many people may wonder, "Does omega-3 work?" This page on the eMedTV site discusses the effectiveness of omega-3 supplements for various uses, including weight loss, heart health, aging, mental health, and fetal or childhood development.
  • Does Vitamin C Work?
    Vitamin C is claimed to be useful for many conditions, but does vitamin C work? This eMedTV article discusses the effectiveness of vitamin C for various uses, including the common cold, scurvy, eye health, heart health, and skin health.
  • Dofetilide
    Available by prescription, dofetilide is taken twice daily to help control certain irregular heart rates. This eMedTV article contains more information on this medicine, including what it is prescribed for, dosing instructions, side effects, and more.
  • Dofetilide Dosage
    This eMedTV page examines how your individual dosage of dofetilide will be determined. This page also offers suggestions on when and how to take this medication, and explains why at least your first three days on this drug will take place in a hospital.
  • Dofetilide Medication Information
    A healthcare provider may prescribe dofetilide to treat certain types of an irregular heart rate. This eMedTV page offers a brief overview on dofetilide, with information on uses for this medication, potentially dangerous side effects, and dosing tips.
  • Dofetilide Side Effects
    As this eMedTV segment explains, dofetilide side effects may include dizziness, nausea, and sleeping problems. This article explains how to identify which reactions to this medication are potentially serious and what to do to help minimize problems.
  • Dosing of Propafenone
    This eMedTV segment takes a brief look at propafenone dosing for the treatment of certain heart rhythm problems. This page describes some of the factors that may affect your dosage and outlines the usual recommended starting amount for this drug.
  • Drug Interactions With Amiodarone Premixed Injection
    This eMedTV segment contains a detailed list of products that may cause complications when combined with amiodarone premixed injection, including lidocaine and trazodone. A description of the problems these drug interactions can cause is also included.
  • Drug Interactions With Amlodipine
    Isoniazid, miconazole, and quinidine are just a few of the drugs that can interact with amlodipine. This eMedTV selection takes an in-depth look at other potential interactions, including information on how to reduce your risk of interactions.
  • Drug Interactions With Choline Fenofibrate
    Prevalite, Coumadin, and Colcrys are just a few of the drugs known to interact with choline fenofibrate. This eMedTV article offers a more detailed list of products that may react negatively and describes the potentially serious problems that can occur.
  • Drug Interactions With Clopidogrel
    As this eMedTV segment explains, some drug interactions with clopidogrel (such as those that may occur with NSAIDs) may increase the risk of serious bleeding. This article discusses some of the possible interactions that may occur with clopidogrel.
  • Drug Interactions With Dabigatran
    This eMedTV Web resource takes an in-depth look at products that may cause drug interactions with dabigatran, such as certain herbal supplements and blood thinners. This page lists other substances that can cause potentially serious complications.
  • Drug Interactions With Dofetilide
    This eMedTV page contains an in-depth look at the products that may be dangerous when used in combination with dofetilide, including certain antifungals and diuretics. A description of the complications these drug interactions can cause is also included.
  • Drug Interactions With Felodipine
    Certain seizure medications and antibiotics may potentially cause drug interactions with felodipine. This eMedTV resource outlines other medications that may cause felodipine interactions and describes the possible effects of combining the medicines.
  • Drug Interactions With Fenofibric Acid
    Cyclosporine, bile-acid sequestrants, and warfarin may lead to fenofibric acid drug interactions. This eMedTV article lists specific products from these drug classes and describes the problems that may occur with these interactions.
  • Drug Interactions With Flecainide
    This eMedTV article presents a detailed list of drugs that may cause problems when used with flecainide, including Lamisil, Norpace, and Wellbutrin. The potentially serious complications of these drug interactions are also discussed.
  • Drug Interactions With Icosapent Ethyl
    Your doctor will ask you about any other medicines you are taking before prescribing icosapent ethyl. This eMedTV page describes how products that thin your blood, such as Advil, Bayer, and certain other drugs, may cause interactions with icosapent ethyl.
  • Drug Interactions With Metoprolol
    Medicines that may cause interactions with metoprolol include atenolol, fluoxetine, and ibuprofen. This eMedTV resource offers a more complete list of drugs that may cause a negative interaction and discusses the possible complications involved.
  • Drug Interactions With Mexiletine
    This eMedTV Web page provides a comprehensive list of products that may cause drug interactions with mexiletine. It describes the complications that could occur when medications like Cerebyx, Prozac, or Wellbutrin are combined with mexiletine.
  • Drug Interactions With Nadolol
    Reserpine, digoxin, and clonidine are some of the medicines that may cause nadolol drug interactions. This eMedTV segment lists other drugs that may interfere with nadolol and explains what may happen if these medicines are taken together.
  • Drug Interactions With Nicardipine SR
    Cyclosporine and cimetidine may potentially cause drug interactions when taken with nicardipine SR. This eMedTV resource describes the possible effects of combining these drugs and explains what your healthcare provider may do to avoid these problems.
  • Drug Interactions With Nitroglycerin Spray
    As this eMedTV segment explains, drug interactions may occur when nitroglycerin spray is combined with alcohol, rosiglitazone, or various other drugs. This page lists other products that may cause problems and describes the complications that can result.
  • Drug Interactions With Omega-3-Acid Ethyl Esters
    Certain medication (such as "blood thinners") may cause drug interactions with omega-3-acid ethyl esters. This eMedTV Web page lists some of the drugs that may cause potentially dangerous omega-3-acid ethyl esters interactions.
  • Drug Interactions With Pitavastatin
    Some of the medicines that can negatively react with pitavastatin include niacin, fibrates, and statins. This eMedTV page explains how drug interactions with pitavastatin can raise your risk for serious muscle problems or other dangerous complications.
  • Drug Interactions With Propafenone
    This eMedTV resource features a detailed list of products that may cause complications when taken with propafenone, including beta blockers and antiarrhythmia medications. A description of the problems these drug interactions can cause is also included.
  • Drug Interactions With Propranolol
    This eMedTV page explains how propranolol drug interactions can change the way your body metabolizes the drugs and alter the levels of some drugs in your body. Among the drugs that can interfere with propranolol are digoxin, alcohol, and NSAIDs.
  • Drug Interactions With Trandolapril
    This eMedTV page covers how drug interactions with trandolapril can lower blood pressure too much or alter how the body metabolizes the drugs, among other things. NSAIDs and diuretics are among the drugs that trandolapril can potentially interact with.
  • Early Heart Attack Symptoms
    Nausea, shortness of breath, and chest pain are some of the possible early symptoms of a heart attack. As this eMedTV article explains, however, some people don't experience any pain. This page takes an in-depth look at other early symptoms.
  • Effient
    Effient is a drug that helps prevent blood clots, strokes, and heart attacks after an angioplasty. This eMedTV article offers a complete overview of this potentially life-saving medication, with information on side effects, dosing, and more.
  • Effient and Breastfeeding
    As this eMedTV page explains, it is unknown if Effient passes through breast milk, and more research is needed in order to know if the medicine is safe for nursing women and their babies. This article talks about Effient and breastfeeding in more detail.
  • Effient and Pregnancy
    As explained in this section of the eMedTV library, Effient (prasugrel) appears to be safe for most women who are expecting. This article takes a closer look at pregnancy and Effient, including information on how the FDA classifies the drug.
  • Effient Dosage
    As explained in this part of the eMedTV site, your first Effient dosage will be higher than the ones that follow it. This article tells you what you need to know about taking Effient, including how your dosage will be affected by your weight.
  • Effient Drug Interactions
    A number of prescription and nonprescription medicines can interact with Effient. This eMedTV segment explains how warfarin and NSAIDs can cause drug interactions with Effient and explains why it's important to talk to your healthcare provider.
  • Effient Medication Information
    Effient is a potentially life-saving drug that is used in serious situations, such as after a heart attack. This eMedTV page offers more information on Effient, including details on how the medication works, possible side effects, and dosing guidelines.
  • Effient Overdose
    As this eMedTV Web page explains, when animals were given large doses of Effient (prasugrel) in studies, symptoms included liver problems, staggering gait, and vomiting. This article takes a look at what to expect from an Effient overdose.
  • Effient Side Effects
    Although Effient can be a life-saving drug, it also can cause serious side effects. This eMedTV page explains why some people taking Effient develop potentially dangerous side effects and provides a detailed list of other possible problems that can occur.
  • Effient Uses
    This eMedTV page explains why Effient is used to reduce the risk of heart attack, stroke, and other problems following an angioplasty. This page describes the drug's uses in detail, with information on whether children can take it and how the drug works.
  • Effient Warnings and Precautions
    Effient should not be taken by any individual with active bleeding. This eMedTV resource talks about who else should avoid Effient and offers a detailed list of warnings and precautions to be aware of before starting treatment with the antiplatelet drug.
  • Elevated INR
    You may have an increased risk for uncontrollable bleeding if you have an elevated INR. This article from the eMedTV Web library explains what the INR value is and why it is an important test for people who are taking a blood-thinning medication.
  • Equipment Failure During a Cardiac Cath
    Equipment failure during a cardiac cath is a rare but possible complication. As this segment of the eMedTV archives explains, although medical equipment is regularly tested and meets FDA standards, it is possible for a malfunction to occur.
  • Equipment Failure During Angioplasty
    Equipment failure during angioplasty is extremely rare, as this eMedTV article explains. When medical equipment does fail, the complications are usually minor and can be treated easily by your doctor.
  • Equipment Failure During Atherectomy
    Equipment failure during atherectomy is always a possibility. However, as this segment of the eMedTV archives explains, this is extremely rare. Equipment is regularly tested and meets strict FDA requirements.
  • Everything You Need to Know About Drug-Eluting Stents (DES)
    If you have a narrowed artery, your doctor may recommend something called a drug-eluting stent. This eMedTV segment tells you everything you need to know about this device, including what it is, how it works, pros and cons, and more.
  • Exercise Nuclear Scan Stress Test -- Introduction
    This video covers the purpose of having a stress test and discusses its benefits.
  • Exercise Nuclear Scan Test - Presentation Summary
    A summary video clip on stress tests.
  • Exercise Nuclear Scan Test -- Getting Started
    This video explains the steps you can take to prepare for a pharmaceutical stress test.
  • Exercise Stress Test -- An Introduction
    This video covers the purpose of having a stress test and discusses its benefits.
  • Expectations With a Cardiac Catheterization
    As this eMedTV page explains, with any medical procedure, it is vital that you and the doctor have similar expectations. With a cardiac catheterization, depending on the results, you can review the findings and discuss treatment options together.
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