27 . 11 . 2020Iron Overload - The Danger of Accumulation
Iron is an essential mineral in the body. Iron deficiency is the most common imbalance, especially in women of childbearing age. However, when in excess, iron can also cause problems.
19 . 10 . 2020The Potential Cognitive Effect of Statins
Statins are a class of drugs used to lower cholesterol levels and treat cardiovascular disease. Given the prevalence of cardiovascular disease, it is not surprising that they are among the world’s most prescribed drugs.
24 . 01 . 2020The Impact of Homocysteine on Cardiovascular Disease
Homocysteine is an amino acid derived from cellular metabolism that has a direct toxic action on the vascular endothelium. In this article, we investigate the efficacy of homocysteine-lowering interventions in cardiovascular disease prevention.
21 . 03 . 2019Heart Rate Variability and the Autonomic Nervous System
Heart rate variability is a scientifically validated marker for assessment of the balance between the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems, allowing the study of their influence in various diseases.
30 . 08 . 2018Lipoprotein (a) - An important cardiovascular risk marker
Despite significant advances in the diagnosis and therapy, cardiovascular disease in its various forms (coronary artery disease, stroke, peripheral artery disease) continues to be the leading cause of death in the industrialized world. Although some risk factors are non modifiable, like age and family history, there are several others to consider.