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Avandia and Your Heart

…folks ask me 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…

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Check Your Fibrinogen Levels to Reduce Your Heart Risk

…itself, a high fibrinogen level can cause the abrupt formation of a coronary thrombosis—the old-fashioned diagnosis we used to write down for a heart attack. If you have a family history of cardiovascular problems, you must check your serum fibrinogen level to predict your individual risk. And because…

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Which Sports Are Heart Safe?

…Now it’s your turn: What’s your favorite type of exercise? You May Also Be Interested In: * 5 Things Your Cardiologist Won’t Tell You * Heart Attack Risk Factors Rise on Mondays

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Season Your Way to Better Heart Health

…Ginger tea was used in the coronary care units of Manchester Memorial Hospital several years ago to help alleviate stomach upset and nausea from a heart attack. It also has terrific calming capabilities and is the treatment of choice for sea sickness as well. 10. Cinnamon — It helps regulate blood sugar…

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Blood Iron Levels and Heart Disease

…his theories have been accepted only recently. Women and Blood Iron Levels Half of American women will die of cardiovascular problems, including heart attack and stroke, yet risk levels among women vary tremendously. Menstruating women produce estrogen, which is heart protective, and most lose a significant…

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Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

…effectiveness. Should an artery become blocked completely—due to plaque buildup or the inability of a clot to pass through the narrowed opening—a heart attack results. There are signs and symptoms of coronary artery disease to let you know when you might be in danger. Here are 12 of those signs or, as…

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Improved Energy: One of the Top Benefits of CoQ10

…production of CoQ10, so if you're on a cholesterol-lowering statin drug it's critical to supplement with CoQ10. 3. Have you had a recent heart surgery, heart attack, or congestive heart failure? If so, I recommend taking 200-300 mg of CoQ10 daily. This is my recommended dosage for using CoQ10 as one of the natural…

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What are Cardiac Arrhythmias?

…more common in women * Altitude * Exposure to EMF/ WiFi frequencies * Ischemia, or lack of blood flow to the heart as happens during angina or a heart attack. Are there different kinds of cardiac arrhythmias? Yes, there are several. The most common, called premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), occur…

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Don't Lug Your Luggage

…also give our cardiac patients individualized weight limitations for lifting heavy objects, especially if they have angina, or have had a recent heart attack or heart surgery that’s still healing. Ask your cardiologist. If you are in a cardiac rehab program, you can inquire about your specific guidelines…

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The Great Cholesterol Myth

…drug companies who want to sell cholesterol-lowering statin drugs. * Cholesterol levels are a poor predictor of heart attacks. Only about 50% of heart attack victims have high cholesterol levels, and 50% of people who have high cholesterol do not have heart disease. * Recent studies suggest statin drugs…

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The Importance of Emotion Well-Being

…the heart suffers from lack of oxygen. When everything is “open,” the heart is pretty healthy. But, when these arteries close physically, a heart attack will happen and tissue will die from lack of oxygen supply. Emotional Well-Being Depends on Being Open In a similar “vein,” closing your heart…

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Surprising Health Benefits of Donating Blood

…iron were more than twice as likely to have heart attacks. Plus, every one percent increase in iron translated into a four percent increase in heart attack risk, making the health benefits of donating blood even clearer. Another related issue is that about 10 percent of American adults carry the gene…

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Measuring Your HDL Cholesterol Level

The ability to increase your HDL cholesterol level—the so-called good cholesterol—is generally associated with protection against heart attack. However, we now know that HDL can be further divided into subtypes HDL1 and HDL2. Both reduce heart risk factors, but HDL2 is far superior and provides…

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Benefits of Resistance Training

…endurance for physical activity. Even in our hospital-based, medically supervised cardiac rehab program—where we supervised people recovering from heart attack and strokes, as well as bypass surgery—free weight training was slowly introduced into their exercise programs, once an appropriate time in their…

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