Heart and Circulatory System
- Q Why is fish good for heart health?
Emilia Klapp, Nutrition & DieteticsFish, especially “oily fish” such as salmon, sardines, mackerel, and tuna, is high in omega-3 fatty acids. These are a type of polyunsaturated fat that our bodies cannot manufacture or can’t produce in sufficient amounts. Omega-3 fatty... Full Answer
- Q Is balloon angioplasty better than coronary artery bypass graft surgery?
Dr. Dean Ornish, Internal MedicineIn 1977, Dr. Andreas Gruentzig invented balloon angioplasty, a somewhat less invasive approach than coronary bypass surgery. In this procedure, a small balloon is passed through a tube inside a blocked coronary artery. The balloon is inflated, squishing... Full Answer