If you’re about to go traveling to some far-flung destination, then you might be understandably a little concerned about how your heart will hold up while you’re away. After all, if you’ve got a heart condition, it’s intimidating to be so far from your medical practitioner, and you may be worried how the heat and… Continue reading Traveling with a Heart Condition: Staying Safe This Summer
It’s so important to look after your heart. After all, it’s probably the most vital organ in your body and if it goes wrong, it can cause serious health issues. As a result, you owe it to yourself to take good care of it and make sure you keep in optimum health at all times.… Continue reading Simple Steps You Can Take to Improve the Health of Your Heart
A lot of information circulates about the effect of red wine on your heart. Whilst some is true, other information veers more closely to myth than actual fact! Here’s the lowdown on just how beneficial red wine is for your heart. Resveratrol: Reduced Aging, Healthier Heart? Back in 2008, a very famous study took place… Continue reading Raising a Glass for Heart Health: How Healthy is Red Wine?
There was a time when the words “heart surgery” could cause a patient to go into a panic. A lot has changed since then, and today many heart surgeries can be accomplished through very small incisions into the patient’s chest. This is known as minimally invasive heart surgery, and it has changed the way both… Continue reading No Big Deal: Minimally Invasive Heart Surgery
The carotid arteries carry blood to the front of your brain; a key section, which processes speech, movement, thinking and sensory response. Like the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart, the carotid arteries can become clogged with fatty substances and cholesterol over time.
Risk prediction tools currently used to estimate the likelihood of developing heart disease and stroke may actually be more helpful in predicting the onset of dementia, according to research carried out in 2013. The extensive study, which involved nearly 8,000 people in total, calculated the risk of heart disease, stroke and dementia in each participant,… Continue reading Heart and Stroke Prediction Tests May be More Useful in Predicting Dementia, According to Research
It is important to understand that monitoring vital information, such as weight and regular blood pressure, can play a very important role in gauging how healthy your heart is. The heart is specialized organ that is comprised almost entirely of muscle tissues. It begins beating when a fetus is only a few weeks into development… Continue reading What Vitals Should You Keep Track of When it Comes to Heart Health
With the ever present trend towards making it easier to monitor your vitals at home, there are several devices available that can help cardiac patients keep a better eye on their heart health. The following is a breakdown on the top three devices patients can use to not only monitor their hearts, but also improve… Continue reading Ways You Can Monitor Your Heart Health at Home
If you want to enjoy a healthy heart, you need to lose weight; and in order to do that, you need to start a low fat diet, right? If you agree with the above statement, you’re not alone. In the US, we commonly believe that low fat foods help improve our health; helping to lower… Continue reading Embracing the Mediterranean Diet for Improved Heart Health
Heart disease is a big problem in the US, and with obesity on the rise, it’s an issue that seems set to get even bigger. In fact, according to a study recently undertaken by the Department of Health and Human Services, heart disease is the biggest single killer in the US; accounting for a quarter… Continue reading Three New Ways to Start Protecting Your Heart Today