Circulation Blogs

Enjoy the Benefits of DHA

Enjoy the Benefits of DHA

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Last Reviewed 02/24/2014

Learn more about the benefits of DHA, and how Dr. Stephen Sinatra believes that getting enough supplementation will promote eye, heart and brain health.

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Filed Under: Heart Health

Calcium Channel Blockers 101

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

If you have cardiovascular problems, you may already be familiar with calcium channel blockers, including Isoptin, Calan, Verelan, Norvasc, and Procardia.

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Filed Under: Heart Health

The Heart-Brain Connection

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Last Reviewed 04/17/2014

The largest vessel to emerge from the left ventricle is your aorta, and it has two major arteries—the carotids, which branch and send blood directly to the brain. That's why, when dealing with any arrest of the heartbeat, we know that the brain is the first body organ to feel the pinch in blood flow.

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Filed Under: Heart Health

Peripheral Artery Disease 101

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

One of the common conditions cardiologists treat has nothing directly to do with the heart itself, but rather with blockages of blood vessels going to and from the kidneys, stomach, arms, legs, and feet. We call this condition peripheral vascular or arterial disease. You may know it as “poor blood circulation,” a phrase often used in the ads you see on television.

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Filed Under: Heart Health

Prevent Blood Clots by Reducing Fibrogen

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Last Reviewed 02/06/2014

Arteriosclerosis, or narrowing of the arteries, is the most common cause of heart disease, but in women younger than 45, we see more heart attacks caused by improper blood clotting that can be triggered by high fibrinogen levels. Too much fibrinogen, an inflammatory product of blood coagu­lation, can make the blood clot too fast.

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Filed Under: Circulation