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What You Should Know About Open-Heart Surgery

What You Should Know About Open-Heart Surgery

The phrase open-heart surgery is often used interchangeably with “bypass surgery,” which is technically “coronary artery bypass grafting,” or CABG. But open-heart surgery can actually refer to any of several operations that require surgeons to open up the chest cavity and work directly on the heart.
Other procedures requiring open-heart

Stay Vigilant for Worsening Heart Failure

More than five million Americans have heart failure, and 500,000 more cases are diagnosed each year. The condition develops gradually, due to injury to or weakness of the heart—underlying causes include heart attack, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, heart valve disease, abnormal heart rhythms, diseases of the heart muscle

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Although some people use exercise to help reduce risk of disease, it also can be an important way to help you manage a chronic disease, including preserving your independence and ability to do other activities you enjoy. Although starting a new physical activity regimen may be intimidating at first,

Cardiac Diet: The Road to Wellness Starts Here

Cardiac Diet: The Road to Wellness Starts Here

If you’re in relatively good health but you’ve been told to eat better for an improved cardiovascular system, you may wonder just what a good cardiac diet entails. Fortunately, an eating plan that promotes good heart health can be simple and include plenty of foods you enjoy. The key is

Study Suggests that Women Less Likely to Complete Cardiac Rehab

Despite the proven effectiveness of cardiac rehabilitation, women tend to be less likely than men to follow through with a prescribed rehab program, according to a recent study sponsored by the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Ontario. In the study, only 55 percent of the female heart patients completed the

Can Cardiac Rehab Prevent a Heart Attack?

Q. Is cardiac rehabilitation only for people who have had heart surgery or a stent? I’m apparently at high risk for a heart attack. Am I a candidate for cardiac rehab?
A. Phase 2 cardiac rehab is a series of supervised exercise sessions tailored to an individual’s performance level and combined

How Much Exercise Is Best for the Heart? The Answer May Surprise You

If you’re not sure how much exercise you need every week to help keep your heart healthy, you’re not alone. A Cleveland Clinic survey released earlier this year found that most Americans aren’t sure how much physical activity is recommended for heart health.
The survey also revealed that about two-thirds

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