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Dr Emeka Okocha

Consultant Cardiologist with interest in preventive cardiology

Stroke, is it preventable?

Barely a week into the New Year, the leading cardiovascular disease emergency in my medical practice is stroke. On New Year’s day, I was called into the hospital because a patient had a stroke. Two cases followed immediately after. One is left to wonder, is stroke preventable or not? Stroke ...

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Facts about Cholesterol

Cholesterol is regarded as a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases because high levels in the blood clog up blood vessels narrowing their lumen. They interact with fibrous tissue to form atherosclerosis (hardened cholesterol deposits) in the inner surface of the walls of blood vessels. This blocks the flow of blood ...

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