These videos will provide you with some basic background to help you, in partnership with your doctor, to prevent heart disease, improve your cardiovascular health and give you a basic understanding of some standard tests and procedures your doctor may want to perform to help determine your cardiac health.
It's not uncommon for people recovering from a heart attack or a coronary procedure to experience feelings of sadness and depression.
Peripheral Arterial Disease, or PAD, develops when arteries get clogged with plaque, reducing blood flow throughout the body.
Studies show that yoga can lower blood pressure and help people with atrial fibrillation.
The average American consumes a whopping 3,400 milligrams of salt a day, which is more than twice the amount recommended by cardiologists.
If left untreated, AFib can cause blood clots and lead to stroke and heart failure.
CardioSmart proudly participates in the Coca-Cola Family Track Walks to help promote heart health and the benefits of leading an active, healthy lifestyle.
Are there health benefits to owning a dog? Research, for example, shows that simply petting a dog can help lower blood pressure and relieve stress.
Women and men may describe heart attack symptoms differently. For example, women are twice as likely to describe their chest pain with the words "discomfort," "pressing," "crushing" and "bad ache."
Blood pressure can range from healthy (120/80), to borderline (120+/80+), to unhealthy (140+/90+). That’s why it’s important for you to know your numbers.
In addition to pain in the upper body, men having a heart attack may also feel like they have heartburn or indigestion, shortness of breath, or nausea and dizziness.
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