Understanding The Heart Disease Called Pericarditis

Heart disease is not always about blocked arteries. It can also turn up as a condition called pericarditis which is an inflammation or swelling of the pericardium. The pericardium is the protective layer that surrounds the heart muscle. Pericarditis can be caused by a number of problems, not all of them...

Well Toned Blood Vessels Decrease Risk Of Heart Disease

There are weight lifting, walking and other physical activities to sculpt the outside of your body, but what about the inside? Your blood vessels could likely use some toning to prevent narrowing of the arteries and other ailments that could cause heart disease. So what exactly is the big deal about strong,...

Six Smart Things To Do To Prevent Or Lower Heart Disease Risk

Heart disease may run in your family but it doesn’t have to run you. There are many ways you can prevent or reduce your risk of heart disease. Don’t fall victim and accept your fate that you will likely die of heart disease. Sure, you may not be able to eliminate risk factors such as your age,...

Metabolic Syndrome And Its Ties With Cardiac Problems

Trying to capture all of the different threads that weave itself into heart disease is darn well near impossible. So many different health issues exist that play into the disease including the genetics ties. There is one particular medical condition that has ties with a variety of cardiac problems called...

Understanding Aspirins Role In Heart Attack Prevention

An aspirin a day could keep the heart attacks at bay … or at least that is what the experts say. Is a daily does of aspirin really an effective tool against heart attacks? The answer is “yes” but it is a conditional “yes” because not everyone can take aspirin. First of all,...

Pregnancy Risks When You Have Heart Troubles

Having a baby is the ultimate showing that life is miraculous. However, that miracle could be put at risk when you are pregnant, particularly if you have some type of heart disease. Being pregnant places quite a burden on a woman’s body, particularly the heart. Pregnancy makes the heart work harder to...

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...
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