Category Archives: Heart Disease

Prevention of Heart Disease

6 Foods that Prevent Heart Disease

According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. However, just because heart disease is prevalent doesn’t mean it’s inevitable.  You can prevent heart disease by maintaining a healthy lifestyle. That means exercising regularly, not smoking, getting good quality sleep, and undergoing regular […]

  • Posted on: Jan 6 2023
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Can Your New Fitbit Detect AFib?

Can a wearable fitness tracker actually detect cardiovascular conditions like arrhythmias? Holidays, like Christmas, have been anything but normal for the past few years. The typical flurry of parties and gatherings has been severely limited, if not canceled altogether. For most of us, losing the ability to get together with family and friends has been […]

  • Posted on: Dec 17 2022
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Blood Clots: Types and Causes

Can a blood clot be caused by a heart arrhythmia? The ability of blood to clot is extremely important. Otherwise, what we now view as small cuts and minor injuries could actually become life-threatening if we cannot stop the loss of blood. That said, when this process produces blood clots that are not successfully dissolved […]

  • Posted on: Oct 17 2022
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Heart Disease in Women: Symptoms & Risk Factors

According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S., causing one in every five deaths. Cardiovascular disease kills more women than all types of cancers combined, and yet most women are not aware of the importance of heart health.  From genes to lifestyle choices, […]

  • Posted on: Sep 6 2022
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What Can an EKG Detect?

One of the most important tools cardiologists use to detect various heart conditions is the electrocardiogram or EKG. An EKG is a scan designed to detect and record your heart’s electrical activity, monitoring its function.  The purpose of the EKG is to measure the beating of your heart, ensuring it is functioning at a healthy […]

  • Posted on: Sep 3 2022
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Which Comes First: Diabetes or High Blood Pressure?

Why do people who have diabetes so often also have high blood pressure? Even when you don’t know the exact meaning of a word, lots of times it can give itself away just by the sound of it. Or, it might contain part or all of a word that you are familiar with. “Comorbidity” is […]

  • Posted on: Aug 17 2022
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How Much Should You Worry About Your Triglyceride Level?

When it comes to heart disease prevention, how important are triglyceride levels? We may worry about it more as we get older, but most of us learn early on that it is important to prevent the development of heart disease. Recently, the COVID pandemic has been front and center for all of us. During the […]

  • Posted on: Jul 16 2022
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Do You Have Metabolic Syndrome?

How can I judge the likelihood of my having a heart attack and what can I do to reduce the odds? The world can seem like a really scary place. Besides still being in the midst of a global pandemic, there are wars, threats of wars, hunger, disease, and any number of other serious issues. […]

  • Posted on: Jun 10 2022
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Can Cardiomyopathy Lead to Heart Failure?

What causes cardiomyopathy and can it lead to heart failure? Cardiomyopathy is a disease that affects the heart muscle, making it difficult to do its main job of pumping blood throughout the body. As the disease progresses, the heart muscle may begin to stiffen or become thicker or thinner than normal. This can result in […]

  • Posted on: May 6 2022
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Fatty Foods and Their Harmful Effects on the Heart

It’s a well-known fact that fatty foods contribute to a person’s risk of heart disease and cardiovascular illnesses like atherosclerosis. Most people are aware that a diet high in saturated and trans fat predisposes them to high cholesterol, heart disease, and other health issues over time, but what about in the short term?  An Experiment […]

  • Posted on: Apr 29 2022
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