Stroke

Vascular Dementia Can Happen to Anyone

…and waning circulation to the brain, small vessel disease, TIAS’s (transient ischemic attacks), and mini-strokes. The most common type is multi-infarct dementia; the result of several strokes. As a cardiologist, I’ve seen many cases of VaD because it’s more common in those with cardiac conditions…

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7 Servings of Fruits and Vegetables = 42% Lower Risk of Death?

…participants who reported eating seven servings of fruits and vegetables had 25% lower risk of dying from cancer, and a 31% reduced risk of death from a stroke or heart disease. Plus, vegetables are more protective than fruits. Those who reported eating 2-3 portions of vegetables a day had a 19% lower risk…

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Pets for Heart Health

…a puppy, you can do this in your cupped hands. If the animal is larger, do this on a table or the ground.) Animals that respond quietly when you stroke their underside tend to be submissive and more trainable. Animals that squirm excessively, bite or claw at you, and try frantically to right themselves…

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Mercury Levels in Fish: Is It a Worry, or Not?

…recent analysis from Harvard researchers shows that the mercury level in fish eaten by Americans is not a significant contributor to heart disease, stroke, or overall cardiovascular disease in adults. Their research showed that the heart benefits far outweighed any risk. One potential reason for these…

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A Hidden Cause of Sudden Cardiac Death

…When this connection was broken, he experienced heartbreak, which can often lead to a variety of cardiovascular problems, including heart attack and stroke. What Can You Do to Overcome Heartbreak and Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death? * Massage and other touch therapies, such as Reiki, can be powerful healers…

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We Invite You to Share Your Story

…started a new exercise program, * Used dietary supplements and lifestyle changes to lower your blood pressure, * Bounced back from a heart attack or stroke, * Or achieved another important health milestone, big or small! To be featured on Dr. Sinatra's blog, just leave a comment below--with a brief description…

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Four Things You May Not Know About Salt Consumption

If you’re working hard to prevent heart attack and stroke, as well as the occurrence of other cardiovascular problems, you need to beware of the dangers associated with salt. As any decent doctor or holistic practitioner will tell you, having too much salt in your system can make it difficult for…

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Is Niacin Effective and Safe? Here’s My Take

…and reducing harmful Lp(a). But the report, based on the results of two recent studies, showed that high dose niacin failed to reduce the risk of stroke, heart disease, and death. Plus, it caused serious side effects—including skeletal and gastrointestinal problems, as well as diabetes. These niacin…

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Beware of Elevated Lp(a) Cholesterol Levels

…the bloodstream increases the “stickiness” of blood, and contributes dramatically to the formation of clots and the chance of a heart attack or stroke. In Europe, the European Atherosclerosis Society now urges doctors to check Lp(a) in patients at moderate to high risk of cardiovascular disease. This…

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The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

…should ask. First off, I would say that you should address some basic lifestyle issues that have been shown to increase risk of heart attack and stroke. For example, if you smoke, stop. If you're carrying some extra weight, lose 5 or 10 pounds. When you shop for food, choose items that are fresh, and…

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Recognizing a Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia

…you soon. Electromagnetic disturbances can also push those people vulnerable to low respiratory sinus arrhythmia to develop cardiac, arrhythmia, stroke and sudden cardiac death. Electro-sensitive adults and children report cardiac arrhythmias as one of many symptoms they experience with exposure to…

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The Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements for Heart Disease

…been all over the news. A study review published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that taking fish oil did not prevent heart attack or stroke survivors from having another cardiac event. One news headline read, “Fish Oil Delivers Few Heart Benefits, Study Finds.” This type of media hype…

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