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How a Virtual Heart May Help Predict Arrhythmia

Arrhythmia is a condition that can occur when the electric pulses sent from the brain to the heart create in irregular heartbeat, which may be too fast, too slow or erratic. Sometimes, arrhythmia can be harmless, although it can also life-threatening, depending on the circumstances. With new computer technology, researchers…
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Can a Low-Sodium Diet Increase Heart Disease Risks?

Because we tend to consume much more salt than our bodies generally need to properly function, many people now associate salt intake with poor eating habits. But while there are links between high salt consumption and high blood pressure, not everyone is suited for a low-sodium diet. In fact, consuming…
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Can Yogurt Protect Women from Developing High Blood Pressure?

It’s widely known that eating a healthy diet can help to prevent a number of health issues, and recent research presented at the American Heart Association’s Epidemiology/Lifestyle Scientific Sessions furthers this suggestion. According to the findings, yogurt may play a role in lowering the risk of high blood pressure…
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How Are Metabolic Syndrome and Heart Disease Connected?

In our modern lives, the prevalence of high-sugar diets coupled with increased inactivity has led to a rise in metabolic syndrome. Rather than a simple disease, metabolic syndrome is actually a cluster of conditions that include high blood pressure, insulin resistance, increased cholesterol and abdominal obesity. Although just one of…
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Can I Protect Myself from Pericarditis?

A growing number of Americans have realized the importance of keeping their heart in great shape. As a result, more people are educating themselves about lifestyle factors that can help maintain good heart health. This outlook includes learning more about conditions such as pericarditis. This condition is characterized by inflammation…
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4 Ways to Manage Peripheral Artery Disease

Millions of Americans suffers from peripheral artery disease (PAD). This circulatory condition is caused by atherosclerosis, or narrowed arteries, which reduces blood flow to the limbs, and is more prevalent in older people. Men and women who suffer from PAD may experience pain or cramping in the…
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Heart Disease Invisible to Most Women

New study addresses what women do and don’t know about heart disease Many women who have heart disease aren’t connecting the signs to the condition. In a recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, the Women’s Heart Alliance conducted a nationwide survey of…
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5 Ways to Reduce Stress

Stress is a critical risk factor for heart disease. Elevated stress levels can put a strain on the entire cardiovascular system, so it’s important that you understand how to minimize your stress. 1. Exercise Exercise offers many health benefits, and a lower stress level is one of them. Find…
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7 Ways to Keep Your Heart Strong, Mind Sharp

We can’t stop ourselves from getting older but we can reduce the risk of both heart and brain problems, such as strokes and memory issues, by making simple lifestyle changes. A recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association found that seven factors contributing to a…
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Women’s Heart Center on KXAN

Heart disease is the number one killer of women in this country, one in three will die from it, more than all forms of cancer combined. Every year it claims more women than men. That is why the Seton Healthcare Family has now opened the…
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