After A Heart Attack

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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Heart Surgery: Is it Really Necessary & Secrets for the Best Outcome

…stent, how many stents will be required? I recommend surgery when blocked arteries lead to an unsatisfactory quality of life or a high risk of heart attack. “Unsatisfactory” in this case means frequent bouts of angina; shortness of breath with minimal exertion (often referred to as an anginal equivalent…

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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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Can The Right Nutritional Supplements Keep You Off the Cardiac Ward?

…began recommending nutritional supplements. But after a heart attack and bypass surgery, he woke up and joined the more than 50% of Americans who take dietary supplements. Now, a new study shows that nutritional supplements are not only good for your heart health, but your wallet as well. In a study published…

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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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How Too Much Iron Harms Your Heart

…more than twice as likely to have heart attacks, and that every one percent increase in ferritin found in iron translated into a four percent increase 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…

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Can Your Social Ties Protect You from Heart Disease?

…of social ties on heart disease is extremely powerful. This was first revealed in 1980’s when the Swedish Gothenberg studies found that middle-aged men who perceive a lack of social ties were more likely to develop coronary artery disease and die prematurely of a heart attack. How Do Social Ties…

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New Study Shows Heart Benefits of L-Carnitine

after that, another L-carnitine study appeared in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Researchers reviewed 13 controlled trials and concluded that benefits of L-carnitine supplementation include reductions in all causes of mortality, angina symptoms and ventricular arrhythmias following a heart attack.…

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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 way…

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Treating Your Feet Can Help Your Heart

…rooo- low). Rouleaux formation indicates clumpy, sticky blood and increased blood viscosity, a risk factor for cardiovascular problems, such as heart attack and stroke. The post-foot bath blood analysis revealed red blood cells that were not sticking together; they were flowing freely in the microscopic…

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