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5 Surprising Heart Disease Risk Factors

…those who had both CVD and ED were 1.6 times more likely to experience cardiovascular death, heart attack, stroke, and hospitalization due to heart failure. Any man who sees a physician with complaints of ED should also get a full cardiovascular workup. Vascular disease is not limited to the coronary…

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You Can Think Your Way to Better Heart Health, Quite Literally

…mind is Frank who traveled all the way from Florida to New England to visit my cardiology practice. At the time he was quite frail and had severe heart failure, and a parathyroid disorder. His own doctors had told him to get his affairs in order since they believed he didn’t have much time to live. When…

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Reducing High Blood Pressure—The Top 5 Moments from My Webinar

…clearly too much. However, a very low sodium diet (less than 1.8 grams of sodium a day) can also be a disaster, especially if you have congestive heart failure. That’s because too little sodium can have a hormonal interaction with the kidney that can easily become a cause for high blood pressure to go…

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Avandia and Your Heart

…what I think, my answer is that as long as there is any whiff of danger—and there is question about an increased risk for both heart attack and heart failure in those taking Avandia—then the potential risks out-trump the benefits. It’s just a no-brainer. Why put yourself in harm’s way if there is…

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In a Healthy Heart Diet Beware of Hidden Salt

…ate his fill of canned ham (packed with salt) on Easter Sunday. The next day he was in the emergency room with a hypertensive crisis and acute heart failure. His heart just couldn’t handle the large amount of salt he had consumed. His was an extraordinary situation, but it underscores the need to be…

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Improved Energy: One of the Top Benefits of CoQ10

…that the real cause of the problem is a CoQ10 deficiency. One of the most serious heart conditions caused by a CoQ10 deficiency is congestive heart failure.That's why taking CoQ10 is one of the most effective natural remedies for heart disease. What is the Best CoQ10 Dosage to Take? Dietary sources…

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What are Cardiac Arrhythmias?

…the tachycardia turned into deadly fibrillation, as it often does. These situations are particularly dangerous among patients with congestive heart failure or who have cardiomyopathy, where the heart muscle becomes inflamed, dilated, and doesn’t pump well or where the left ventricle is dilated.

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EECP for Cardiovascular Health

Enhanced external counterpulsation (EECP) is a therapy for treating angina and congestive heart failure. It offers hope to those with advanced coronary artery disease who can’t undergo bypass surgery. Here's how it works... The physiology of EECP is similar to that of the intra-aortic balloon pump…

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