After A Heart Attack

What To Do After a Heart Attack

…diet to the letter, I still have my own patients take targeted nutritional supplements to help their hearts heal, and stay strong long after a heart attack. * Following a heart attack, fortify your heart, and entire body, with a nutrient combination I call the "Awesome Foursome": CoQ10 300–400 mg daily…

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Could Omega-3s Become “Standard Care” After a Heart Attack?

…taking omega-3 essential fatty acids for heart health. These vital fats promote normal triglyceride levels, healthy blood pressure, and arterial health. Now, a new study adds to the growing body of evidence that omega-3s can be highly protective after a heart attack. For a research trial being presented…

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Don’t Let Shoveling Snow Cause You To Have a Heart Attack

…increased risk of heart attack, people who did no regular exercise had a much higher relative risk of heart attack after unexpected bouts of heavy exercise. The patients who exercised five times or more per week over a long period of time had substantially lower relative rates of heart attacks triggered by…

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Grief Can Increase Your Heart Attack Risk

heart attacks within the first 24 hours of bereavement than at other times. They also noted that those at highest cardiovascular risk are the most vulnerable to profound grief. This study reconfirms earlier research that identified a heightened risk for mortality in the days, months, and years after

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If Someone Has a Heart Attack, Do These 2 Things!

heart attack, it’s far less risky to work with someone who’s not your first choice than it is to be transferred when your condition is acute and unstable. Now it’s your turn: Have you or someone you know had a heart attack? You May Also Be Interested In * 5 Supplements to Take After a Heart Attack,…

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Could You Have a Silent Heart Attack and Not Know It?

…minor heart attacks often go unnoticed because the symptoms can be very vague. If a silent heart attack occurs during waking hours, you may have a slight feeling of discomfort, of being a little bit “off.” They can also occur in your sleep. It’s a fact that about 25 percent of heart attacks are of…

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A Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Heart Attack and Stroke

…to heart attack, stroke, and high blood pressure. Here's How to Get a Sound Night's Sleep 1. Go to bed at about the same time each night, preferably by 10:00 p.m. Going to bed earlier in the evening puts you more in line with your body’s natural sleep/wake cycle. 2. Eat only light snacks after 7:30…

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When It Comes to Heart Issues, Men Can Feel Emotional

Heart Issues Several years back, Robin Williams was on Jay Leno’s show announcing that after all the films he’s made he’ll be going back to his roots as a standup comedian—performing in an upcoming 40-city tour. I was surprised to hear Leno remind Williams to take it easy after his heart surgery…

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5 Surprising Heart Disease Risk Factors

…outcomes. Their study found that 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…

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How Too Much Iron Harms Your Heart

…in heart attack risk. Excessive iron levels are one reason why postmenopausal women are at greater risk for heart attack than women who are still menstruating. Postmenopausal women lose the protection of regular menstrual iron reduction, and their iron levels have been found to rise steadily after menopause…

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The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

…excess non-metabolized sugar calories as fat. So be sure to scour package labels for the sugar content. 3. Smoking has some virtues. Even after they had a heart attack, some of my patients continued to smoke. They had all kinds of excuses to justify their behavior, such as “it relaxes me,” “it takes…

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Blood Iron Levels and Heart Disease

…postmenopausal women are four times more likely to have heart attacks. Not only do they lose the protection of regular menstrual iron depletion, their iron blood levels begin to rise steadily after menopause, more than doubling between 55 and 65, and even more after that. If you are a postmenopausal woman, please…

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Love, Intimacy, and Your Heart

…the heart. It’s also a good time to address a sticky question that many people don’t want to ask, whether you can safely engage in intimacy after a heart attack or stroke. While sudden death from intimacy is rare, many of my cardiac patients have said they felt vulnerable about their heart. In fact…

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Is Your Heart Getting Too Little (Or Too Much) Vitamin D?

…levels of vitamin D (versus the optimal level) were 64% more likely to have a heart attack. Plus, they had a 40% higher risk of ischemic heart disease, a 57% increased risk of early death, and an 81% higher risk of dying from heart disease. But Too Much Vitamin D Can Be Just as Harmful as Too Little New research…

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