Heart Health

Heart Failure Deaths Increasing In Seniors

· · Heart Health
Recent research (JAMA Cardiology, Oct. 30, 2019) finds that deaths due to heart failure are on the rise in the United States, with older adults particularly hard-hit. But this serious condition is preventable—moreover, it has been estimated that up to 68,000 heart failure deaths per year could be prevented if … Read More

Ask the Doctor: Edema; Tinnitus

· · Heart Health
Q: What causes edema? It’s not clear if I developed edema in my legs following my stroke or from the medications I took after it.A: Edema simply means swelling, and it can happen for many reasons. For example, when the body retains water, there is an overall feeling of mild … Read More

New Hope for Advanced Heart Failure

· · Heart Health
Heart failure is a condition in which the heart is too weak to pump enough blood for the body’s needs. People with advanced heart failure are often subject to frequent hospitalizations and diminished quality of life. In the advanced state, it can be difficult to breathe even at rest. Heart … Read More

Resources

· · Heart Health
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics eatright.org 800-877-1600 120 S. Riverside Plaza, Suite 2190 Chicago, IL 60606-6995 American Academy of Sleep Medicine aasm.org 630-737-9700 2510 N. Frontage Rd. Darien, IL 60561 American College of Sports Medicine acsm.org 317-637-9200 401 W. Michigan St. Indianapolis, IN 46202-3233 American Diabetes Association diabetes.org 800-342-2383 2451 … Read More

Glossary

· · Heart Health
angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors: Drugs that reduce blood pressure by blocking the conversion of the hormone angiotensin to angiotensin II (which constricts blood vessels), allowing for easier blood flow through relaxed blood vessels. acute coronary syndrome: A term used to describe situations (angina or heart attack) in which atherosclerotic … Read More

9. Conclusion

· · Heart Health
Now that you’ve read about what blood pressure is, the risk factors for hypertension, the potential harms it poses to your health, and the ways you can keep your blood pressure under control, it’s time to focus on those two very important numbers. After all, as you now know, they’re … Read More

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