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Testosterone Levels and Cardiovascular Health

…(worldhealth.net). In my own practice, I liked to raise feeble testosterone levels through a rigorous exercise program. Of course, you should get a stress test first, to determine if your heart can handle the workload. Now it’s your turn: Have you had your testosterone level tested? You May Also Be Interested…

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4 Medical Tests You Should Get

…vital nutrients, minerals, and fiber and helps to cleanse your colon. No. 3 Medical Test: Exercise stress test: I recommend that any man older than 40 and any woman older than 45 get an exercise stress test before starting an exercise program. This medical test is the best way to make sure your heart is…

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Postoperative Resistance Training

…specialists if you are in rehab. They can evaluate you and tailor and exercise prescription to your individual needs. It may require an exercise stress test if you haven’t had one in a year or more, but the professional guidance is well worth your time. (Plus, your insurance company should pay for it…

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5 Tips for a Healthier, More Enjoyable, Summer Travel

…opportunity to give you some of my best advice for healthy summer travel. * Before packing your bags, if you have a heart condition and have had a stress test ask your cardiologist for your “angina threshold” or rate pressure product (RPP). In plain English this is the amount of weight you can carry…

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Relax, Relax, Relax

…available. And, of course, exercise is always of great benefit in relieving stress. However, if your heart condition is severe, I recommend you take a stress test in your doctor’s office to make sure that exercise is safe. Another easy stress reliever that anyone can do is deep breathing. Proper deep abdominal…

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Which Sports Are Heart Safe?

…running a marathon is “safe” per say. Instead, I feel that it’s a good reminder that anyone who is going to run a marathon needs to get a stress test before taking on the challenge. What they also need to tell people is that marathon running causes a tremendous amount of oxidative stress on the…

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Cardiology Terminology: Rate Pressure Product (RPP)

…during various stages of exercise. At the conclusion of each stage of an exercise stress test, we document the heart rate and blood pressure, which can be used to compute the RPP. If you have had a recent stress test, or attend cardiac rehab, then your cardiac team—your cardiologist, rehab nurses…

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Must-Have Tests for Heart Risk Factors

…overall—individual chamber size, possible enlargement, valve status, wall motion abnormalities, and the presence of any fluid around the heart. * A nuclear stress test (treadmill) is essential for anyone who is symptomatic, to reveal if any area of the heart is particularly vulnerable to a lack of oxygen. In addition…

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Risk of Heart Attack Is Greater in the Morning

…from a Heart Attack? It never hurts, as well, to have a treadmill exercise stress test to see how your blood pressure responds to light activity and more intense exercise. In fact, everyone should get a baseline stress test by the time they are age 50, just to check and have something to compare to…

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What is an Angina Attack?

…fairly “predictable.” Stable angina is usually reproducible during exercise stress testing. When angina is suspected and/or diagnosed during a stress test, an angiogram or cardiac catheterization is needed to define the “native anatomy,” or circulatory system, of the heart. If an invasive procedure…

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What To Do After a Heart Attack

…rehabilitation program, ask your M.D. to give you a referral so that your insurance company will cover your attendance. You will need a low level stress test so the cardiologist can write your exercise prescription, and the staff there will teach you how to exercise safely after a heart attack and progress…

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