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Four Therapies for Heart Attack Patients

If you've had a heart attack, you will likely need to be on medication. However, there are four therapies that can help maximize your heart’s healing and ultimately bring you to an enhanced level of health to help you avoid a second heart attack. * Follow a Smart Diet. As in the case of most any cardiovascular…

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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. If you have trouble sleeping, here’s how to ensure a sound night’s rest: 1. Go to bed at about the same time…

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Must-Have Tests for Heart Risk Factors

…were more than twice as likely to have heart attacks, and that every one percent increase in ferritin translated into a four percent increase in heart attack risk. To find out if your iron levels are healthy, ask your doctor to perform a special iron test called serum ferritin. My Sinatra Smart Zone recommendation…

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Heart Attack and Stroke on the Menu at the Heart Attack Cafe

…drinks. While the restaurant is real, it’s also a real reminder that diet is a major and controllable heart risk factor. At least the name (Heart Attack Grill) and the name of its food items (single, double, triple, and quadruple bypass burgers) are completely honesty about what’s in the food being…

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Learn the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Women

…Rosie O’Donnell just suffered a heart attack that required an emergency medical intervention. But what happened to Ms. O’Donnell is just a reminder that heart disease is something that every woman needs to be savvy about the signs and symptoms of a heart attack and that the technology we have developed…

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What to Do After a Heart Attack

…today I want to answer another. A reader wrote to ask me why they're still tired after a heart attack that happened six months ago. That’s a great question. Fatigue is the No. 1 symptom after a heart attack, because the heart is devoting a lot of its energy to healing. As it builds scar tissue, the…

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Are You at Risk for Heart Attack?

All too often, a heart attack strikes out of the blue. While we can certainly identify the heart risk factors likely to lead to heart attack, it is important to know that people who have good cholesterol levels, healthy triglycerides levels, and even those who are at their ideal weight have also fallen…

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Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Young Women

We’ve long known that when it comes to heart attack symptoms, men and women are different. While men often have the telltale chest pain, signs and symptoms of a heart attack in women are far more subtle—that’s especially true when it comes to younger women. A new study published in JAMA Internal…

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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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Heart Attack and Stroke Differences

Dr. Sinatra is often asked what the difference is between a heart attack and stroke and even TIA. A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is, as its very Latin name implies, a temporary (transient) episode of lack of oxygen (ischemia). We use the word attack because the person is often “attacked” abruptly…

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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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48 Hours After a Heart Attack

Time is of the essence when you’re dealing with a heart attack. The best chance for survival and optimum recovery occurs if you are treated within two hours of the onset of symptoms. At the hospital, things will move quickly. Up to 50 percent of the time, sudden death is the first symptom of heart…

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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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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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Walking Can Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke

…admit I’m a big fan of walking. It’s simple, doesn’t require special equipment or a gym membership, and it can help reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. In a study reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), 4,065 nurses ages 40 to 65, without cardiovascular disease…

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The Stress-Induced Heart Attack

…of an emotional assault such as the loss of a loved one can be so intense that it can trigger serious cardiovascular problems – including a heart attack and stroke. This has to do with the release of your body’s “fight or flight” hormones in response to stress. The “fight or flight” response…

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Help Prevent Heart Attack by Avoiding Sugar

…do to prevent heart disease?" That's an easy one. Eating better is the best way to minimize your heart risk factors and, ultimately, to prevent heart attack and stroke. Regular exercise, nutritional supplementation, and stress management are important, too, but good cardiovascular nutrition is at the…

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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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What is an Angina Attack?

…defines angina attack, its symptoms and causes, and how it is different than a heart attack or myocardial infarction. I find that a lot of folks I counsel often confuse the cardiology term “angina” with heart attack or myocardial infarction (MI). Maybe that is because we refer to an anginal episode…

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C-Reative Protein (CRP) and Your Heart

…factor that the medical world has started to take note of. It’s a blood protein that, when found in elevated levels, may indicate a risk for heart attack and stroke. CRP can be detected when there is inflammation resulting from trauma or infection. Let’s look at some study results: A 1985 Finnish…

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