Posts Tagged ‘heart attack’

Why Women are Less Likely than Men to Survive a Heart Attack

Picture a person having a heart attack. Chances are the image that came immediately to mind was of a middle-aged man clutching his chest. Yet cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in the United States, will kill six times as many women this year as it will men. Moreover, women, while less likely than…

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Cardiac Rehabilitation Following a Pacemaker

If you suffer from arrhythmias, such as bradycardia (a slower than normal heartbeat); heart block (a problem that disrupts electrical signals to the heart), or heart failure, your doctor may recommend insertion of a pacemaker. Pacemakers use electrical stimulation to prompt the heart to beat at a normal rate. Pacemaker insertion is an inpatient procedure,…

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American College of Cardiology: Cardiac Rehab Saves Lives

According to an upcoming report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation saves lives, but too few people enroll in this critical intervention. The American Heart Association advises that nearly 2.5 million Americans should be receiving cardiac rehab each year. This includes nearly one million people who have undergone angioplasty (also…

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What is Cardiac Rehab?

Cardiac rehab is a three-pronged approach to treating certain cardiovascular health conditions. It consists of exercise training geared toward cardiovascular health; education about therapeutic life changes, such as smoking cessation and heart-healthy nutrition; and stress management. Cardiac rehab can be provided in both outpatient and inpatient facilities. According to the American Heart Association and the…

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Heart Attack: 5 Little Known Risks You Were Unaware

Heart attack prevention today consists of  eating the right foods, monitoring your cholesterol level, and exercising at least three times a week. But did you know there are lesser-known risk factors for heart disease you may be unaware of? We list them below.     Heart Attack: CHIP CHIP stands for: clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential. This is a mutation of…

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Cholesterol: Making these Mistakes Will Get You Sick

Cholesterol levels tell your doctor about the fats in your blood. Unhealthy levels are linked to hardening of the arteries, which can cause heart disease, heart attacks, and strokes. Your numbers include “bad” (LDL) and “good” (HDL) cholesterol, and triglycerides, a common fat in your body. If you understand where your numbers are and what…

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Cardiac Arrest and Heart Attacks: Are They The Same Thing?

Cardiac arrest happens suddenly, your heart stops beating and blood flow to your brain and other organs stops. Is Cardiac Arrest the same as a Heart Attack? No, they are different.  In cardiac arrest you suddenly collapse, lose consciousness, have no pulse, and aren’t breathing. Moreover, symptoms include dizziness, shortness of breath, and nausea. A…

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