Fluctuating Blood Pressure

Stroke 101: Risk Factors for Stroke

…Americans have higher rates of hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and tobacco use, all of which are independent risk factors for stroke) * High blood pressure * Atrial fibrillation * High inflammation marker scores, such as CRP, homocysteine, fibrinogen, and Lp(a) While the symptoms some strokes are easy…

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Recognizing a Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia

…a big role in evaluating the heart and determining your risk for future cardiac events. As you probably know, your heart rate is not fixed. It fluctuates with physical activity and your emotions, as well as time of day, drugs, foods and food additives you may be exposed to, and even electropollution…

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Measuring the Heart Rate-Brain Connection

…support what I noticed happening with hospitalized patients who were hooked up to cardiac monitors right in front of me: heart rate and blood pressure fluctuate with more than exertion and medication. They respond directly to whoever ELSE is in the room with you. Whether it’s the lab with an uncomfortable…

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