Sudden cardiac death is the most common cause of natural death in the United States, accounting for approximately 325,000 adult deaths per year. It is responsible for about half of all deaths caused by heart disease. New findings from the 11-year-old Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study suggest that sudden cardiac death may not be as “sudden” as we believe.
The results of …Read more
The treatment of high cholesterol may soon be changing, with the recent unveiling of a new treatment guideline by The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association. The new treatment guideline addresses medical and lifestyle recommendations for people with high blood cholesterol, particularly for those who are at a high risk for cardiovascular diseases caused by atherosclerosis. However, while the new treatment guideline may help to lower the risk of cardiovascular diseases in some patients, many doctors …Read more
In an attempt to lead a healthy lifestyle, many people attempt to move away from unhealthy saturated sources of fat, and to enrich their diet with heart healthy forms of fatty acids instead. Certain fats are essential for healthy living, contributing to proper brain function, the production of hormones, and the construction of health cells. The body cannot produce essential fatty acids on its own, which is why we need to be sure to get these fats from our diet. …Read more
Heart attacks strike millions of people around the world every day, with 600,000 people dying from heart disease in just the U.S. alone. That means that 25 percent of the deaths in the country are caused by heart problems, which doesn’t even include the 715,000 Americans who suffer from nearly-fatal heart attacks each year. Heart problems are one of the leading global health concerns right now, as is heart attack prevention. So is it possible that a long-forgotten medical study …Read more