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Do you know your risk for heart disease? Learn what increases our cardiovascular risk and how we can reduce or control risk factors that we may have.
Who is at risk for vitamin D deficiency?
Who is most at risk for sudden cardiac death?
Who is at risk for atrial fibrillation?
Who is at risk for heart failure?
Risk for heart failure increases with age, and is most common in patients with heart disease or other cardiovascular conditions, such as arrhythmia or history of heart attack.
Why might hostility increase risk for heart disease?
Why is someone with atrial fibrillation at risk for a stroke?
Normally, blood is constantly flowing through the atria, ventricles and blood vessels. But because blood pools in the quivering atria, it has the chance to congeal into blood clots, which can travel to the brain, blocking blood flow and causing a stroke. That’s why patients with atrial fibrillation must take some form of anti-clotting medication such as aspirin or the blood thinner warfarin (Coumadin).
Why would air pollution trigger heart attacks?
Why does the stroke belt have increased cardiovascular risk?
Why does smoking increase risk for heart disease?
Why is hypertension so common in older individuals?
Why is it so hard to quit smoking?
According to QuitNet.com, smokers face both a physical addiction and a psychological addiction. The physical addiction comes from the way nicotine acts on the brain cells to create a feeling of pleasure and alertness. Unfortunately, your body clears away the nicotine in about 30 minutes, leaving you tired, jittery—and craving another cigarette.
Why is having regular teeth cleanings important to maintaining oral health?
What medications are typically used to prevent a first heart attack?
What kind of research is currently underway for pulmonary artery hypertension (PAH)?
What should I do if I experience heart attack symptoms?
What is the risk of developing cardiac arrest during or after a marathon?
What is venous thromboembolism and why is it dangerous?
When do I need to see a cardiologist?
When are women at greatest risk for heart attack during pregnancy?
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