Category: Cardiovascular Health

Healthy Heart Foods 0

Healthy Heart Foods

Salmon is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids (along with most fish). Substitute your red cuts of meat with fish such salmon (tuna is another great option as well. It’s recommended that you eat foods...

Save a Life 0

Save a Life

If a friend or family member went into cardiac arrest, would you know what to do? According to the American Heart Association, if bystander CPR (more immediate than paramedic or in–hospital CPR) is not...

Out of the Goodness of Your Heart 0

Out of the Goodness of Your Heart

What better way to express your love to those close to your heart than celebrating with ruby–hued foods that benefit body and soul: Red apples. They contain quercetin, an antioxidant that may help reduce...

Heart attack Prevention 0

Heart attack Prevention

Heart Attack Risk Factors High-carbohydrate diet: drives excess insulin production, high triglycerides, and conversion of VLDL into dangerous small, dense LDL. High-PUFA (Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids) Diet: promotes oxidation and inflammation, allowing small, dense LDL...

The Take on Cholesterol 0

The Take on Cholesterol

Cholesterol is one of the most important molecules in the body. It is involved in the structure and function of all cell membranes; the brain itself is 25% cholesterol; it’s a raw material for...

It Burns, Burns, Burns 0

It Burns, Burns, Burns

A common consequence of holiday excess is heartburn. Overeating and lying down too quickly after meals are the top causes of that burning sensation or sour taste. About 1 in 7 Americans have these...

Burned Out 0

Burned Out

People who suffer from heartburn know all too well how it got the name. While it may have nothing to do with your ticker, symptoms of indigestion often mimic those of a heart attack...

White Coat Syndrome 0

White Coat Syndrome

If hypertension mysteriously manifests because a health professional slips on the cuff, you’re not alone. Nearly 20% of the population suffers from white coat syndrome, a condition that induces elevated numbers in the doctor’s...

Excessive Stress 0

Excessive Stress

Are you a type A personality? You are if you’re often impatient, extremely competitive, and consistently aggressive in most everything you do. Research shows that type A individuals with high hostility have twice the...

Elevated triglycerides 0

Elevated triglycerides

Triglycerides are the chemical form of most fats as they exist within the body. Calories that are not immediately burned may also be converted into triglycerides and stored in the fat deposits throughout our...

Low HDL cholesterol 0

Low HDL cholesterol

High-density lipoprotein (HDL) helps perform many beneficial functions that protect against atherosclerosis. At its best, HDL will help reverse atherosclerosis by taking cholesterol out of the walls of your arteries and out of plaque...

Beating Heart Surgery 0

Beating Heart Surgery

This year, 170,000 Americans will have coronary bypass surgery. It’s a life-saving, yet stressful procedure. A new kind of open-heart surgery is said to be easier on the patient. Two months ago, you wouldn’t...

Heart Cells 0

Heart Cells

Heart disease claims a life every 34 seconds in the United States. The problem is, once a heart is damaged, it cannot repair itself like some other parts of the body. But what if...

Repairing the Heart 0

Repairing the Heart

We all need oxygen to survive. Now doctors are using it in a new way to heal the heart after an attack, and it may even stop irreversible damage. When 51-year-old Mike had a...

Vitamin C For The Heart 0

Vitamin C For The Heart

The World Health Organization estimates 15 million people every year die of heart disease (1997 statistic). It’s the number one killer in all industrialized countries. According to one California doctor, a cure may be...

Heart Card 0

Heart Card

Imagine you feel your heart pounding. Is it a heart attack or just indigestion? If you’re a heart patient, you know the frustration of trying to describe your symptoms to your doctor after the...

Right Advice, Wrong Time 0

Right Advice, Wrong Time

The Joint National Conference on Blood Pressure, a group backed by the National Institutes of Health, has just announced that 45 million Americans are at much greater health risk than they thought. With systolic...

Understanding Cholesterol 0

Understanding Cholesterol

Do you know what your cholesterol level is? Experts say you should, since high cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease, the nation’s number one killer. According to the current national guidelines, however,...

Elderly Treatment Questioned 0

Elderly Treatment Questioned

When someone experiences a heart attack, he or she are often given medicine called thrombolytic therapy to dissolve blood clots. New guidelines have encouraged the use of this therapy more and more. However, a...

Higher Risk of CVD When Siblings Have it 0

Higher Risk of CVD When Siblings Have it

Middle-aged adults with a sibling suffering from cardiovascular disease (CVD) have a 45-percent increased risk for the disease, according to a study. Researchers say cardiovascular disease in a first-degree relative confers increased risk for...

An Answer for Fainting 0

An Answer for Fainting

Fainting can be a serious concern for many people. It can happen at any time, causing people who suffer from fainting episodes to give up driving, working and many other daily activities for fear...

Heartburn Surgery 0

Heartburn Surgery

More than 44-percent of all adults in the U.S. experience heartburn at least once a month. For most people, an over the counter drug will help, but for others the pain persists. Modern technology...

Heart disease 0

Heart disease

Once you’ve been through menopause and the levels of estrogen in your blood have decreased, your risk for heart disease increases. Protecting your heart helps safeguard your old age. Heart disease is the world’s...

Dangers of Dirty Air 0

Dangers of Dirty Air

Air pollution may do more than smell and make you cough; it may also damage blood vessels. For the first time, researchers say they are able to confirm a correlation between air pollution and...