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Sleep Duration May Be a Risk Factor for Excess Heart Age and Heart Disease

A new study has found that getting too much or too little sleep may cause the heart to “age” prematurely. The researchers described the aging effects as “excess heart age.” Heart age is measured based on a person’s cardiovascular risk profile, which was created in the 2008 Framingham Heart Study. “The difference between a person’s ...click here to read more

Atrial Fibrillation Risk in Obese Older Adults Can Be Reduced with Physical Activity

A new study has found that physical activity can reduce the risk of atrial fibrillation in obese adults. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat, one that is more rapid than normal. It’s the most common form of heart fibrillation. The condition can lead to increased risk of stroke, heart failure, and other cardiac complications. It’s ...click here to read more

Aging Process, Cognitive Impairment, and Chronic Disease Risk Lowered by High Levels of Physical Activity

Successful aging has been defined in many different ways by researchers, but many can agree that it comprises more than just good health. The most accepted definition includes not suffering from chronic diseases or physical disabilities and having optimal social engagement and mental health. Some researchers believe that classifying successful aging in this multi-dimensional way ...click here to read more

E-Cigarettes Increase Systolic Blood Pressure, Cardiovascular Disease Risk: Study

A new study has compared the risk of e-cigarettes on cardiovascular disease with the risk caused by traditional cigarettes. The researchers also compared the effects of e-cigarettes with nicotine versus those that are nicotine-free. The participants were separated into experimental groups of either smoking cigarettes, e-cigarettes, or nicotine-free e-cigarettes. The researchers took vitals from the ...click here to read more

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Common causes of aortic regurgitation: Symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, lifestyle changes, and prognosis

What is aortic regurgitation? Aortic regurgitation (AR), also known as aortic valve regurgitation, occurs when the heart’s aortic valve does not properly close. When the valve doesn’t close tightly, some of the blood that was pumped out of the heart’s main chamber (left ventricle, or LV) can leak back into it. Since the heart is ...click here to read more

Reduce your risk of heart disease with this beverage

Sadly, rates of heart disease continue to climb in America regardless of advancements in medicine and in spite of all the prevention tips that are available. A healthy diet, not smoking, reducing stress, monitoring your weight, reducing your intake of alcohol, controlling your blood pressure and cholesterol, and regular exercise are all natural ways to ...click here to read more

World heart day: Enlarged heart, diabetes and heart disease, fluid around the heart, massive heart attack

September 29th is World Heart Day, which is held and organized by the world heart foundation. The purpose of this occasion is to inform people about cardiovascular diseases, which cause many cases of preventable death in the world. To better facilitate this purpose, we have compiled a list of articles to help get you started ...click here to read more

How to treat left ventricular hypertrophy naturally: Causes, symptoms, and diagnosis

Left ventricular hypertrophy is a condition where the muscle wall becomes thickened (hypertrophied). The left ventricle is the strongest and most muscular chamber of the heart, as it is responsible for pumping blood into the circulatory system. If it were compromised, as is the case of left ventricular hypertrophy, it will have significant negative effects ...click here to read more