A series of questions and physical and mental tests that evaluate how your nervous systemâ€”including the brainâ€”is functioning
medications designed to prevent damage to the brain caused by lack of oxygen during a stroke
A dangerously low level of white blood cells.
See Nicotinic acid.
A side effect of the drug niacin characterized by warmth, redness, tingling, and possible itching in the face, neck, and chest.
The most effective cholesterol medication for increasing HDL ( good ) cholesterol. It also lowers triglycerides.
When the body becomes so used to having nitrate in its system that the nitrates are no longer effective for treating chest pain.
Drugs that relax blood vessels and relieve chest pain used to treat angina and manage congestive heart failure.
A drug that widens the blood vessels of the heart. It is used to treat angina.
Iron that comes mainly from plant sources (e.g., spinach); other foods in your diet can affect the absorption of non-heme iron.
|Non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction||
A mild heart attack that does not produce the typical heart attack pattern (ST elevation) on an ECG.
|Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS)||
Drugs that relieve pain, fever, and inflammation, including ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), and aspirin; should not be taken by women with heart failure (except aspirin, if your doctor has prescribed an aspirin regimen)
A test that does not involve surgery, needle puncture, or skin penetration.
A hormone secreted by nerve endings and the adrenal glands that helps maintain constant blood pressure.
An operation to treat pulmonary insufficiency involving the creation of a shunt in order to provide blood flow from the heart to the lungs.