Classifying Cardiac Ischemia

Many types of heart disease exist that cause a variety of problems with many of them leading to a heart attack. One of these heart diseases is called cardiac ischemia and affects the heart muscle itself. What happens is that the blood flow to the myocardium aka the heart muscle is reduced or completely...

Five Heart Healthy Foods That Should Be On Everyones Diet

Take some extra time in the grocery store and inspect the packaging on some of the foods. You will notice heart symbols on some that tout the product as an important part of a heart healthy diet. Other symbols or terminology might be used too but the fact remains that as the population’s health...

Aortic Stenosis A Common Heart Valve Problem

One of the contributing factors to heart disease is a condition called aortic stenosis. To understand what the condition is, you have to understand how the aortic valve operates in relation to a healthy heart. The aortic valve protects the left ventricle opening. When it opens, this causes the ventricle to...

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...
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