heart attack

Heart attack, cardiac death risk raises during winter holiday season: Study

How does cold weather affect the heart? The winter months are often associated with snow and cold weather, but what most people don’t realize is that significant drops in temperature, commonly seen during colder months of the year, not only affects your comfort but also can affect heart health. Staying outdoors for prolonged periods without ...click here to read more

Widened pulse pressure may increase the risk of heart attacks and cardiovascular disease

Widened pulse pressure may increase the risk of heart attacks and cardiovascular disease. Pulse pressure is the difference between your two blood pressure readings – systolic and diastolic. Systolic pressure, the top number, is the pressure with which your blood is forced from the heart to reach other organs. Diastolic pressure, the bottom number, is ...click here to read more

Severe mental illness increases risk of heart attack and stroke

Occasionally, rational people display symptoms of paranoia, delusional thoughts, and believe they hear voices, but these instances are generally one-offs and can be explained sensibly after the episode has passed. This isn’t the case for those who suffer from severe mental illness (SMI), as it encompasses a wide range of chronic mental health conditions that ...click here to read more

Heart attack update: Unstable angina, heart attack symptoms in women and heart failure

In case you missed it, here is Bel Marra Health’s heart attack update, featuring information on unstable angina, heart attack symptoms in women, and heart failure. Unstable angina a common cause of heart attack: Causes, symptoms, treatment, and prevention There are three types of angina: stable, unstable, and variant. This article will focus primarily on ...click here to read more

Ten unexpected heart attack triggers

We are all aware of the common tips for promoting heart health. Eating a balanced diet and frequently exercising are great preventive strategies. However, it pays to know what some unexpected heart attack triggers are, especially if you’re at risk. Lack of sleep: Not only does sleep deprivation make you tired all day, but it ...click here to read more

Connection found between heart attacks and future heart failure: Study

One-quarter of all Americans who have a heart attack go on to experience heart failure, and researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have uncovered a new clue as to why. After a heart attack, your immune system may elicit a long-term damage response that results in the heart muscle becoming stiff, fibrous, and scar-like. Researchers ...click here to read more

American Heart Month: Enlarged heart, heart attack risk, sleep-heart link, cholesterol ratio

February is American Heart Month, which is the perfect time to brush up on your heart health knowledge. Check out some of Bel Marra Health’s latest articles that provide information on enlarged hearts, the risk of heart attack, how sleep effects the heart, as well as cholesterol ratios and why they’re important. Enlarged heart (cardiomegaly): ...click here to read more