- Multivitamins: Your multivitamin is chock-full of heart-healthy micronutrients, such as magnesium, calcium and vitamin D.
- Folate: This B vitamin lowers homocysteine to healthy levels. Since folate from food is only partially absorbed by your body, take a 400-mcg folic acid supplement. Make sure you're getting enough B6 and B12, too, because folate can mask a deficiency in these.
- Niacin: This drug appears to decrease the production of triglycerides in the body, which might be the mechanism that allows the body to decrease LDL levels. (Check with your doctor before taking a large dose.)
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What supplements can help protect my heart?
RealAge answeredCertain nutrients and supplements can work preventive wonders for your heart, including:
What does the right coronary artery do?
Mehmet Oz, MD, Cardiology, answeredThe coronary arteries supply blood to the heart muscle itself. The right coronary artery is the major artery that supplies blood to the upper and lower chambers on the right side of the heart. There is also a left coronary artery. Watch this animation to learn more about these arteries.
What is the internal mammary artery?
The internal mammary artery is located behind the chest wall. This artery is frequently used in one of the bypasses because it lasts longer than a vein bypass.
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