Heart Health

Resources

· · Heart Health
American College of Cardiology acc.org resource@acc.org 800-253-4636, ext. 5603 2400 N. Street NW Washington, DC 20037 American Heart Association/American Stroke Association heart.org 800-242-8721 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention cdc.gov 800-232-4636 160 Clifton Rd. Atlanta, GA 30329-4027 Heart Failure Society of America hfsa.org info@hfsa.org 301-312-8635 … Read More

Glossary

· · Heart Health
ablation: The therapeutic destruction of heart tissue, usually with heat, cold, or sound waves, to remove a heart rhythm disturbance. ambulatory monitors: Portable electrocardiograph machines that record and measure changes in blood pressure throughout the day. angina (angina pectoris): Discomfort or pain in the chest, neck, jaw, or arms that … Read More

8. Habits for Heart and Brain Health

· · Heart Health
The recipes in the previous chapter are a smart way to jump-start healthy eating habits that will benefit your heart and brain. Eating right is only part of the equation, however: Getting plenty of physical activity, sleeping well, and managing your stress level are essential, too. Combined with a healthy … Read More

Cut Calories for Heart Health

· · Heart Health
Even if you are fit and have healthy blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol levels, you may still have a good reason to eat less. Cutting just 300 calories per day, Duke researchers reported in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, can significantly lower the risk of diabetes and heart disease—even … Read More

Should You Still Take Statins After Age 75?

· · Heart Health
Statins have been seen as something of a wonder drug for the last two decades, given that they can significantly reduce levels of the cholesterol that can build up in arteries and make you vulnerable to life-threatening complications. But while statins are effective at reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease … Read More

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