Tag Archives: Heart
A heart murmur happens when the blood doesn’t flow through the valves as usual, so instead of the traditional “lub-dub” sound, the heart beat may sound more like swishing in different volumes, pitches, and durations. Dr. Nisha Chandra-Strobos, chief of… Read More
Cardiovascular disease and diabetes risk is reduced with the Paleo diet in obese postmenopausal women. Lead author Caroline Blomquist explained, “Eating a Paleolithic-type diet without calorie restriction significantly improved the fatty acid profile associated with insulin sensitivity, and it… Read More
Coronary artery disease and stroke patients face a lower early mortality risk when following the Mediterranean diet. Researcher Professor Giovanni de Gaetano explained, “The Mediterranean diet is widely recognized as one of the healthier nutrition habits in the world.… Read More
Managing fatigue and depression in heart failure patients lowers hospitalization rates and increases life expectancy. The researchers reviewed data from 9,869 patients with a diagnosis of heart failure during a three-year period. Detailed records covering all variables, such as test… Read More
Amyloids triggering Alzheimer’s disease can also raise the risk of heart failure risk. Amyloid plaques are indicative of Alzheimer’s disease, but similar deposits can also appear on the heart, too.
Senior researcher Dr. Federica del Monte explained, “We found… Read More
The heart has valves and chambers to allow blood to enter and be released in order for the body to work. Major heart valves are the aortic valve, tricuspid valve, and the mitral valve.
These valves play important roles and a… Read More
Immediate sudden cardiac arrest treatment is key to preventing death when unexpected loss of heart function occurs. There are specific guidelines when treating those who have sudden cardiac arrest, as well as tips to prevent the risk of such a… Read More
A heart attack (myocardial infarction) happens when the heart does not receive enough oxygenated blood, so parts of the heart muscle get damaged or die. The most common cause is arterial blockage due to a buildup of plaque … Read More
A new study has found that stress and certain lifestyle habits are linked to heart rhythm disorders (atrial fibrillation). Atrial fibrillation is particularly harmful because it increases the risk of blood clotting, stroke, and heart failure.
The study included over… Read More
Heart failure after a heart attack may be reduced with Mediterranean-style diet. There have already been numerous studies demonstrating the benefits of the Mediterranean diet, which consists of fruits and vegetables, fish, whole grains, minimal sugar, and a glass of… Read More
Heart attack or heart disease risk may be increased with raised yellow patches of skin around the eyelids. These yellow patches around the eye often signify high cholesterol. The condition is also referred to as xanthelasma. Although cholesterol deposits around… Read More
Sudden cardiac arrest refers to the sudden and unexpected loss of heart function, breathing, and consciousness. It’s important to note that sudden cardiac arrest is different from a heart attack. In a heart attack, blood flow to the heart is… Read More
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