It’s long been known that women have gotten short shrift in terms of being screened for heart disease. Women who present to emergency rooms, as well as to their physicians’ offices, tend to be less aggressively tested and treated for heart disease than men. Women get fewer stress tests, coronary
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Although ACE inhibitors are used widely to lower blood pressure, they come with significant risks and can cause many adverse effects.
For those who worry about developing dementia in older age, here’s some very good news: Three important studies released in 2014 suggest that there are specific steps we can take to increase the likelihood of preserving our brainpower as we age.
The research provides evidence that combining a group of lifestyle
New research has raised serious questions about the practice of taking daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke. Aspirin can help thin the blood and prevent the formation of blood clots; however, several large studies suggest that side effects such as gastrointestinal bleeding and cerebral hemorrhage
Primary care physicians can help you with basic heart-health needs such as managing high blood pressure medications, providing recommendations about heart- smart foods and suggesting appropriate exercise options. But when your heart requires more attention than your primary care physician can provide, you may be referred to a heart specialist.
About 500,000 first-time strokes occur every year in the U.S. Since high blood pressure is the number one risk factor, it’s no surprise that managing high blood pressure through diet is a key focus. In October 2014 the American Stroke Association and the American Heart Association released newly revised guidelines