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Could I Have an Arrhythmia and Not Know It?

Could I Have an Arrhythmia and Not Know It?

Up to 5% of the general population has an arrhythmia, or irregular heart rhythm, and some of these people are unaware of the issue. Here’s what we want you to know about recognizing arrhythmias.
Dec 7th, 2023
5 Simple Lifestyle Changes to Treat Hypertension

5 Simple Lifestyle Changes to Treat Hypertension

When it comes to high blood pressure, it’s all well and good for heart health experts like us to tell you to exercise more and eat healthier. Since these are tall orders, we want to present some easier tips you can start today.
Nov 14th, 2023
4 Tips for Living With Heart Disease

4 Tips for Living With Heart Disease

You’ve been diagnosed with heart disease and you’re wondering, “Now what?” Plenty. By making a few adjustments, you can still lead a happy and productive life despite your heart disease diagnosis.
Sep 6th, 2023
Adjusting to Life With a Pacemaker

Adjusting to Life With a Pacemaker

Your heart needs a little help keeping a healthy rhythm, so you’ve opted for a pacemaker. Moving forward, there are a few things you should take into consideration when living with this life-saving device.
Aug 1st, 2023
3 Chronic Conditions That Can Cause Heart Palpitations

3 Chronic Conditions That Can Cause Heart Palpitations

The odds are fairly good that you’ve experienced heart palpitations before (too much coffee, anyone?). While these sensations are harmless and temporary, there are times when heart palpitations point to a bigger problem.
Jul 12th, 2023
When to Be Concerned About Chest Pain

When to Be Concerned About Chest Pain

Let’s get straight to the point — chest pain is one symptom that you should never ignore. Chest pain can stem from many different conditions, and we explore some of the more serious, heart-related ones here.
May 18th, 2023
What an Echocardiogram Can Reveal About Your Heart

What an Echocardiogram Can Reveal About Your Heart

Considering that nearly half of adults in the United States have cardiovascular disease, it’s a very good idea to determine as much as we can about your heart health. An echocardiogram is an important step in this direction.
Mar 14th, 2023
When You Shouldn’t Ignore Shortness of Breath

When You Shouldn’t Ignore Shortness of Breath

You exert yourself and you’re panting to get some air. This shortness of breath is well earned and usually nothing to worry about. If your shortness of breath is constant and unprovoked, however, it’s time to seek help.
Jan 16th, 2023
Tips to Recover Quickly From Your Cardiac Catheterization

Tips to Recover Quickly From Your Cardiac Catheterization

You’re undergoing a cardiac catheterization procedure to improve your cardiovascular health, and you want to do everything you can to help your recovery. Here are a few tips to help you get back to your life, quickly and safely.
Nov 9th, 2022
The Biggest Risk Factors When It Comes to Heart Disease

The Biggest Risk Factors When It Comes to Heart Disease

Did you know that nearly half of adults in the United States have heart disease? If you want to stay on the healthier side of the heart disease equation, it’s very much worth understanding whether you’re at risk.
Oct 13th, 2022
Why You Might Need an Echocardiogram

Why You Might Need an Echocardiogram

For heart health experts, the echocardiogram is one of their most valuable diagnostic tools. Here’s a look at why an echocardiogram is so important and when you might benefit from one.
Sep 7th, 2022
Here's How to Prepare for Your Stress Test

Here's How to Prepare for Your Stress Test

A stress test is a great way for us to get a clearer picture about how your cardiovascular system is functioning. To ensure that your stress test goes smoothly, here are some preparation tips to keep in mind.
Aug 8th, 2022
5 Complications That Stem From Hypertension

5 Complications That Stem From Hypertension

You’ve heard that hypertension is extremely bad — it’s known as the “silent killer,” after all — but you’re unclear as to why this condition is so dangerous. To give you an idea, we outline five serious complications here.
Jul 12th, 2022
5 Tips for Living With Peripheral Artery Disease

5 Tips for Living With Peripheral Artery Disease

You’ve been diagnosed with peripheral artery disease, and you want to take the steps necessary to manage the condition. Here, we review five such steps that can help keep your blood flowing and your disease from worsening.
Mar 9th, 2022
How Do I Know If I Have Hypertension?

How Do I Know If I Have Hypertension?

Nearly half of adults in the United States have hypertension, or high blood pressure, which has a well-earned nickname of the “silent killer.” This dangerous condition rarely shows outward symptoms, making regular checks paramount.
Feb 3rd, 2022
The Importance of a Stress Test for Determining Heart Function

The Importance of a Stress Test for Determining Heart Function

Testing an organ while it’s at rest can provide some valuable information, but there’s nothing like seeing how it performs when it’s hard at work. This is exactly what stress testing accomplishes when it comes to sizing up your cardiovascular health.
Nov 11th, 2021
The Dangers of Hypertension

The Dangers of Hypertension

Hypertension, or high blood pressure, has another name, the “silent killer,” which very much describes the primary danger of this condition. Here’s a look at the potential complications of hypertension and how you can avoid them.
Oct 11th, 2021
Should I Be Concerned About My Swollen Legs?

Should I Be Concerned About My Swollen Legs?

Your lower legs and feet are routinely puffing up, and you want to know whether this is a sign of a larger cardiovascular problem. To help you determine whether your leg swelling warrants medical attention, take a moment to learn more.
Sep 16th, 2021
Recognizing Symptoms of Cardiovascular Issues

Recognizing Symptoms of Cardiovascular Issues

Your body can be fairly good about sending signals when something is wrong, but you need to recognize them, especially when it comes to your cardiovascular health. Here are a few warning flags that warrant attention.
Aug 15th, 2021

The Most Common Causes of Heart Palpitations

Under normal circumstances, your heart pumps away and you remain unaware of these life-sustaining beats. When you experience heart palpitations, however, you’re understandably concerned.
Jul 20th, 2021

Lifestyle Tips for Managing Your Hypertension

Nearly half of adults in the United States have hypertension, yet only 1 in 4 has the condition under control. To help lower your blood pressure numbers, we’ve pulled together some important tips.
Jun 22nd, 2021

What to Expect During an Echocardiogram

We have several ways to get a better idea about the functioning of your heart, and an echocardiogram is one of the best. Here’s a look at what you can expect during this very important diagnostic test.
May 20th, 2021

Is Red Meat Bad for Your Heart?

You’ve been told for years that burgers, steaks, and other red meats are bad for your heart, and yes, there’s ample evidence to support this. But do you need to avoid red meat altogether? It depends.
Mar 11th, 2021

Facts and Myths About Statin Therapy

Your cholesterol is high and you need to bring your numbers down. While diet is a key part of this effort, so too are medications like statins. Here’s what you should know about this medical approach to high cholesterol.
Feb 15th, 2021

What to Expect From a Stress Test

Despite its name, stress testing isn’t too terribly stressful, and it can provide some valuable information about your heart health. If you can benefit from stress testing, here’s a quick look at what you can expect.
Jan 19th, 2021

Leg Cramps and Swelling May Signal a Vascular Problem

While any number of things can cause swelling or cramps in your legs, persistent symptoms may signal a vascular issue. Here’s a look at several cardiovascular problems that can lead to swelling and/or cramps in your legs.
Dec 13th, 2020

The Link Between Stress and Hypertension

The effects of high levels of stress on the human body are extensive and encompass important areas like your cardiovascular health. Here’s a closer look at the link between stress and hypertension.
Nov 30th, 2020

How To Tell if Your Chest Pain Might Be Serious

The very mention of chest pain brings pangs of worry. But how do you know if what you feel is serious enough to warrant medical attention? Learn more about when you should head to the emergency room.
Oct 28th, 2020