Pollution Could Be A Factor In Your Heart Troubles

Did you know the air you breathe could directly be related to a higher risk of heart disease? Breathing in air pollution sounds more like you would have respiratory issues and while that may occur, several studies show that the pollution can exacerbate current heart ailments already known as well as bring...

Unclogging Arteries Angioplasty Can Help

Blocked arteries are just one of many reasons why a heart attack can occur but luckily there is a procedure that can help. Angioplasty, sometimes called percutaneous coronary intervention, is the medical procedure performed that can unblock a clogged artery. If you are in the midst of a heart attack or...

Exercise Your Way To A Healthy Heart

The biggest killer in the United States is heart disease and the sad part is that it is mostly a preventable disease. With the right diet and exercise, many cases of heart disease would never have occurred. Fortunately, if you have been diagnosed with heart disease, you can still benefit from incorporating...

Margarine Vs Butter In The Healthy Heart Diet Debate

The best heart healthy diet is one that is full of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat dairy, fish and lean meats. Where does that leave all the good tasting stuff like salt, sugar or even buttery spreads for your bread? There has been some debate as to whether or not margarine or real butter is the...

Understanding Heart Disease In Women

The threat of heart disease is very real, not only in men but in women too. In fact, women are much more likely to die from heart disease than all the cancers combined. That is quite alarming considering the fact that men usually get all the attention in the heart disease arena. Even doctors are guilty of...

How You As The Parent Can Help Prevent Heart Disease In Your Children Later In Life

Parents, you want to do whatever you can to spare your children pain and suffering right? Well, what you do with them now can affect their health later when they are your age. Do you want them to be at the doctor’s getting the bad news that they have heart disease? Chances are you do not. So the...

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...
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