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A Lack of Sleep Can Lead to Heart Attack and Stroke

…heart disease. Chronically sleeping too little also heightens your sympathetic tone, raising your levels of stress hormones that contribute 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…

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What to Do If Someone Has a Heart Attack

A heart attack can strike anyone, anywhere, at any time. Many people think a heart attack will never happen to them and take their heart health for granted. Then, the next thing they know they’re a patient on the critical care unit for cardiovascular issues. I hope you never need this information and…

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Signs & Symptoms That You Could Have a Heart Attack Next Month

…of a heart attack can surface about a month before an actual heart attack occurs. Signals that You Could Have a Heart Attack Soon A study published in the journal Circulation found that many women get early warning signs and symptoms of a heart attack about a month before an actual heart attack occurs…

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“But I’m Too Young to Have a Heart Attack…”

…alone. People often think of heart disease as a part something that happens as you “get old.” But even young to middle-aged adults can have a heart attack, also called a myocardial infarction or MI. Over the years, I’ve seen men as young as 24-years old, and a woman who was just 18, suffer a heart…

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

So-called “silent” or 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…

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A Stressful Job Can Up Your Heart Attack Risk by 23%!

We’ve long-known that stress can increase heart attack risk. Now, a new study quantifies just how dangerous stress can be on your heart. Researchers at the University College of London analyzed results of previous studies in 13 different European countries from 1985 to 2006. Participants in these…

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A High Antioxidant Diet Lowers Heart Attack Risk

…here’s a study we all need to note. Researchers have found that women who eat a high-antioxidant diet have a significantly lower risk of having a heart attack. For this study, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), researchers studied 32,561 Swedish women ages 49…

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Can Shifting Your Sleep Schedule Cause a Heart Attack?

…those working evening, night, and split or rotating shifts have a 40% increased risk of coronary artery disease and are 23% more likely to have a heart attack. Plus, working the night shift ups your chances of suffering from a coronary event to 41%. We also now have data from the largest shift worker study…

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Risk of Heart Attack Is Greater in the Morning

…the autonomic nervous system and can drive up blood pressure, peaks in the early morning hours. This could be why there is a higher risk of a heart attack in the morning. Ask your doctor to check your levels with a 24-hour salivary cortisol test (samples are saved every four hours for 24 hours). Researchers…

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Diet Soda Increases Your Risk of Heart Attack and Stroke

…Association’s International Stroke Conference, drinking diet soda can increase your risk of heart attack and stroke. Researchers said that consuming as little as one diet soda a day could increase your risk of heart attack and stroke by 48 percent. How Can Diet Soda Cause a Stroke? The connection appears to…

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Pets Help Heart Attack Survivors

As Valentine’s Day approaches, my wife Jan and I are finally able to talk about how heavy our hearts were this past Christmas season as we realized that it would soon be time to help our beloved 14-year-old dog to cross over. Those of you who have followed my newsletters may remember the March…

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Grief Can Increase Your Heart Attack Risk

…so inclined; consider an art or dance class. The take-home message is that family members and healthcare providers need be aware of the risk of heart attack during the bereavement period, and do all they can to help. Now it’s your turn: Do you have any bereavement tips to share? You May Also Be Interested…

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Study Finds Doctors Too Quick to Insert Heart Stents

…If I’m ever having a heart attack, I want someone to get me to the closest hospital to have an angioplasty/stent procedure performed as soon as possible. Heart stents are simply the best way to improve blood flow to the heart and preserve heart muscle during a heart attack. But as with many amazing…

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5 Top Heart Health Mistakes

…health. Heart Health Mistake #3: Exercising While Angry: You periodically hear about someone who exercised while angry and then dropped dead of a heart attack. Not only can anger drive up your blood pressure, exercising while angry is like driving a car with the brakes on—it drives up your blood pressure…

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Is Daily Aspirin Right for You?

…aspirin could prevent these types of calamities. It was the 1980s and there wasn’t a hard-working doctor who didn’t worry about having their own heart attack. Knowing that aspirin had the power to thin the blood, many doctors began adding a daily aspirin to their regimen. Later on, once the efficacy was…

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The Benefits of Fish Oil Supplements for Heart Disease

It’s 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…

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Pets and Your Heart

…Animals—especially those with which you’ve had a long-term relationship—can be good for your health! The survival rate of people who suffer a heart attack has been found to be five times greater among those who leave the hospital and go home to a loving pet than those who go home to an empty house…

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