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  • 5 Ways To De-Stress And Help Your Heart

    5 Ways To De-Stress And Help Your Heart

    Managing unhealthy habits key to change Constant stress — whether from a traffic-choked daily commute, unhappy marriage, or heavy workload — can have real physical effects on the body. It has been linked to a wide range of health issues, including mood, sleep, and appetite problems — and yes, even heart disease. Doctors don’t know […]

  • Introducing The Relationship Between Heart Disease And Brain Health

    Introducing The Relationship Between Heart Disease And Brain Health

    Just like in the rest of your body, advancing years can take a toll on your brain function. Much of this slowing down is predictable and can be chalked up to normal aging. However, when thinking skills become increasingly fuzzy and forgetfulness gets to be a way of life, an early form of dementia known […]

  • Men and Heart Disease

    When you think of heart disease in men, you likely think of coronary artery disease (narrowing of the arteries leading to the heart), but coronary artery disease is just one type of heart disease. Cardiovascular disease includes a number of conditions affecting the structures or function of the heart. They can include: Coronary artery disease […]

  • What Is an Aneurysm?

    If you get an aneurysm, it means you have a bulge in the wall of an artery. It happens when the pressure of blood passing through has forced a weakened part of the artery to balloon outward. Aneurysms can happen in any blood vessel, but they usually form in the belly or chest portions of your aorta — the […]

  • Understanding Symptoms of Aneurysm

    Detecting an aneurysm yourself is difficult since symptoms are rare. But some people are at higher risk of getting one. Your best strategy is to: Know if you are at risk Be familiar with the symptoms of an aneurysm Take preventive steps Although most aneurysms have no symptoms, you may see: Sudden and severe pain, […]

  • Why Cardiac Rehabilitation Is Good for Your Heart

    Your doctor may suggest you take part in your hospital’s cardiac rehab program if you have a heart condition, or had heart surgery or a heart attack. You’ll get an exercise plan that’s designed just for you and learn how to improve your habits, like switching to a healthier diet and quitting the tobacco habit, […]

  • Women and Heart Disease: Assess Your Personal Risk

    Are You At An Increased Risk Of Having a Heart Attack? WebMD Public Information from the National Institutes of Health If you answered “yes” to any of these boxes, you’re at an increased risk of having a heart attack. If you don’t know your blood pressure or cholesterol, check with your health care provider.

  • Heart Disease and Angiotension II Receptor Blockers (ARBs)

    Angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) are a type of drug your doctor may prescribe to help treat your heart disease. They lower certain chemicals that narrow your blood vessels, which allows blood to flow more easily through your body. ARBs also lower certain chemicals that cause salt and fluid to build up in your body. […]

  • What Is Cardiac Ablation for AFib?

    This is a procedure to treat atrial fibrillation (AFib), a type of irregular heartbeat. Your doctor may try ablation if medications and resetting your heartbeat — you may hear that called cardioversion — don’t work. Why Treat AFib? You could have symptoms, such as: Fatigue Shortness of breath Heart palpitations, which can make it feel […]

  • How to Make a Safe Recovery From Heart Surgery

    When you come home after heart surgery, you can make your recovery smoother if you follow some simple tips. Watch out for infections, eat a healthy diet, and stick to your doctor’s instructions about when it’s OK to get back to your daily activities. Taking Care of the Cut Made by Your Surgeon It’s important to: Keep the […]

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