A Clever Device That Can Detect Heart Disease In Its Early Stages

Almost 33% of people with heart disease have no idea they have it. That is quite a scary figure and definitely not a little statistical blip in the health radar. There are many heart attack symptoms that resemble other ailments which is a big reason why this 33% figure is so high. In fact, some people never...

A Primer On Cardiovascular Disease And Its Causes

There are many types of heart disease and cardiovascular disease is one of those types. It is an all-encompassing term that is used to explain the variety of ailments that can affect the blood vessels going to and from your heart as well as the heart itself. Some subcategories of cardiovascular disease...

Two Main Causes Of Heart Disease For Children

You do not expect children to have heart disease; after all, isn’t heart attacks and other ailments for old folks? Unfortunately, that is not the case! It’s heartbreaking but kids do get heart disease too. For them, there are two different types of heart disease – congenital and acquired....

Weight Not Always An Indicator Of Heart Disease Risk

Obesity has long been associated with heart disease risk but did you know that some people who could be classified as overweight are actually quite physically fit and in no danger of the disease? For a number of years, doctors have used the standard body mass index (BMI) method to determine whether a person...

6 Types Of Testing To Identify The Presence Of Heart Disease

The heart is like any other muscle – you have to condition it to avoid injury and that means eating right and exercising to provide the nutrients and other things it needs to proper function. Part of this “proper function” is the health of the arteries in your body, especially the ones...

Kawasaki Disease And Its Relationship With Heart Disease In Kids

There are really only two ways that children end up with heart disease – either they are born with some type of congenital defect or the disease is acquired through other means such as illness or even some other type of disease which could harm the heart or blood vessels, sort of a domino effect. One...

6 Top Risk Factors For Heart Disease

Heart disease is a killer that does not discriminate between men and women or even the various cultures or socioeconomic backgrounds. In fact, it has been called a universal killer because more people die from heart disease each year than other illnesses – several million a year worldwide! With some...

The Role Of Ace Inhibitors In Heart Problems

Heart disease and other health related issues can be caused by a number of different factors. One of the common causes of heart problems is the narrowing of the arteries. When the blood does not have as much area to push through to get to the rest of your body, your blood pressure rises. This is due to the...

Serious And Not So Serious Causes Of Heart Arrhythmia

When the doctor tells you that you have heart arrhythmia, it is not necessarily a dire thing. An arrhythmia is a heart rhythm problem that is common and for most people, not harmful at all. Your heart produces electrical impulses which fire off to regulate your heart beat. When these electrical impulses...

The Power Of Whole Grain Consumption Against Coronary Diseases

The old saying about you are what you eat definitely holds true when you are trying to avoid heart disease. You eat fatty foods and that fat tends to end up collecting in some of the arteries in your body, blocking proper blood flow. However, whole grains are surprisingly a strong opponent to heart risks...
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