Though it sounds like a condition in which the heart stops beating altogether, heart failure is actually a problem that develops when the heart can no longer pump enough blood and oxygen to meet the body’s needs. It’s a serious and complicated health challenge. But if you and your physician
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Focus on Dietary Pattern, Not Individual Foods.
Four dietary patterns are linked with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and cancer mortality, a recent study concludes. These include: The USDA dietary guidelines, Harvard’s Healthy Eating Plate, the Mediterranean diet, and the DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) Eating Plan (see HealthNews,
If you have been hospitalized with heart failure, were you referred to cardiac rehabilitation at discharge?
Chances are, you weren’t. A study of more than 105,000 heart-failure patients at 338 sites participating in the Get With the Guidelines-Heart Failure program found that only one-tenth of eligible patients were actually prescribed cardiac
Most heart attack survivors are discharged from the hospital after a few days, but survival is only the first step on the road to recovery. Cardiac rehabilitation programs—comprising medically-supervised education, counseling and physical fitness training—are considered a key part of this recovery, and updated guidelines also recommend it for people