Slow Heart Rate

Recognizing a Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia

…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. In this way, your heart rate is dynamic. It speeds up when you exert yourself or become stressed, and slows back…

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5 Ways to Help Prevent a Cardiac Event

…teaspoon, 5 grams, twice a day). 2. Utilize the heart-healing power of yoga. The stretching and breath work of yoga, when practiced regularly, helps to relax the arterial walls, improve heart rate variability, lower blood pressure, and slows your heart rate. 3. Start juicing. Juicing fruits and vegetables…

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Do You Need a Heart Pacemaker?

…he needed a heart pacemaker. It showed that not only was his heart rate slow, it paused every few minutes for up to eight seconds. When he got that news, he had just returned from a 30 mile bike ride, so it still shocked him that he needed a heart pacemaker. But once he got the heart pacemaker, he…

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5 Foods to Eat (or Avoid) for Healthy Aging

…consuming blueberries in their feed resulted in a lower rate of memory decline and helped to reverse memory loss—as measured by putting the rats in a maze. 4. Eat More Wild Alaskan Salmon: Chances are you know that salmon is rich in heart-healthy omega-3s. But what many people don’t realize is…

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Benefits of Yoga: A Powerful Exercise for Your Heart

heart health are about the breath work involved with yoga. The Secret to Yoga for Heart Health Comes from the Slow, Deep Breaths The slow, deep breathing used in yoga helps to: * Calm and relax your body and mind * Relax the arterial walls * Low blood pressure * Slow your heart rate * Enhance your heart

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Diabetes and Heart Disease

…that the death rate of people in the U.S. with diabetes has dropped substantially. Plus, the number of people with diabetes and heart disease has dropped as well, but is still much higher than those who don’t have diabetes. Facts About Diabetes and Heart Disease * The most common heart problem that diabetes…

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Should You Get Screened for an Aneurysm?

…aneurysm ruptures, you can get clammy sweaty skin, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, trouble with constipation and urination, lightheadedness, and a rapid heart rate upon standing. Thoracic aortic aneurysms are even more dangerous since there may be no symptoms until they rupture, as was the case for my dear father…

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Intrinsic Cardiac Pacemakers

…The term tachycardia is used whenever the heart rate exceeds the usual rate for the source of the electrical stimulation. So, a sinus tachycardia exceeds 100 bpm, and a junctional tach is faster than 60 bpm. The AV node is actually quite important. It slows the electrical impulse 1/20th of a second.…

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5 Cancer-Fighting Supplements

…been shown to slow the rate at which cancer spreads. In one study with terminally ill patients, 6 grams of fish oil daily resulted in a major improvement in immune function and length of survival. I always recommend 1 to 2 grams a day for good health, and 2 to 4 grams a day for heart patients. Shark…

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Learn the Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation

…that originate in the atria, the upper chambers of the heart. These competing impulses initiate chaotic muscle contractions, so instead of contracting forcefully to move the blood out, the atria quiver or "fibrillate." This can send heart rates up to 130 to 250 beats per minute, or more. Uncontrolled…

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Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia and PACs

…does not fire like an automaton—if it does, then heart rate variability (HRV) is low, and that is actually a risk factor for sudden cardiac death. Instead, the SA node is influenced by the breath—we call that a respiratory variation in the heart beat. The beat increases slightly as you inhale, and…

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Omega-3 Fish Oil Benefits and Aging

…studies showing the benefits of omega-3 fish oil include actually slowing aging. The biggest study is the famous GISSI prevention trial in which researchers monitored more than 11,000 highly vulnerable patients who had suffered a recent heart attack. This study is considered the gold standard of fish oil…

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