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Heart Failure? Stay Vigilant for Worsening Condition

Heart Failure? Stay Vigilant for Worsening Condition

More than 5 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 these, among others:
Heart attack
High blood pressure
Coronary artery disease
Heart valve disease
Abnormal heart rhythms
Diseases of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathies)
Diabetes
There are two

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

Do You Have High Blood Pressure Symptoms?

Do You Have High Blood Pressure Symptoms?

When it comes to high blood pressure, symptoms tend to show up only when the condition is serious. You’ve heard the phrase “silent killer”? It was coined for hypertension (high blood pressure) because it can linger for a long time without you knowing before it causes a stroke or other

Manage Your Hypertension With a Home Blood Pressure Monitor

About 70 million Americans have high blood pressure, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Seniors are particularly vulnerable—64 percent of men aged 65 and older have the condition, as do 78 percent of women in this age group. High blood pressure places you at greater risk for

Beat High Blood Pressure with Drug Therapy Individualized for You

A diagnosis of high blood pressure is usually accompanied by a prescription for an antihypertensive medication. But, with a wide range of blood pressure-lowering drugs available, how do you know if you’re starting out with the right one?

The simple answer is that if the medication lowers your blood pressure without

Women with Diabetes Have Higher Heart Risks Than Men

Diabetes is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), but new research suggests that the risks may be much greater for women than for men. Two separate studies, both presented at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes in September 2015, highlight the need for women with diabetes

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