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eMedTV Anatomy A-Z
Angiogenesis - Blood Pressure
This page contains links to eMedTV Anatomy containing information on subjects from Angiogenesis to Blood Pressure. The information is organized alphabetically; the "Favorite Articles" contains the top articles on this page. Links in the box will take you directly to the articles; those same links are available with a short description further down the page.
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As this eMedTV page explains, angiogenesis is the formation of new blood vessels. This process plays an important part in the growth and spread of cancer. This article discusses the process in more detail and describes the research aimed at stopping it.
Partial sit-ups, bridges, and other back exercises can reduce a person's risk of developing lower back pain. This eMedTV article includes information and pictures on the correct way to perform these exercises, which will help keep the back healthy.
- Bad Cholesterol
Low density lipoprotein (a substance that transports cholesterol) is often called "bad cholesterol." As this eMedTV article explains, too much of this substance in the blood may lead to blocked arteries and increases the risk for heart disease.
- Blood Pressure (Health Channel Home)
Blood pressure is the measure of pressure in the blood vessels. In most cases, a healthy blood pressure is 120/80 mmHg or below. This eMedTV article defines blood pressure and explains how it is measured, as well as the dangers of high blood pressure.
- Blood Pressure (Overview Article)
Blood pressure indicates pressure inside your vessels while the heart pumps blood and while it rests. This eMedTV article covers key aspects of blood pressure, like how it is measured, what is considered normal, and what can affect it.