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How to control your Cholesterol

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How to control your Cholesterol

High cholesterol increases your risk of heart disease and heart attacks. Medications can help improve your cholesterol. But if you’d rather first make lifestyle changes to improve your cholesterol, try these five healthy changes. If you already take medications, these changes can improve their cholesterol-lowering effect. 1. Eat heart-healthy foods A few changes in your […]

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How is it treated?

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How is it treated?

If you call , treatment will start in the ambulance with aspirin and other medicines. In the hospital, the doctor will work right away to return blood flow to your heart. You may get medicines to break up and prevent blood clots. You may get nitroglycerin and other medicines that make your arteries wider. This helps improve blood […]

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What causes acute coronary syndrome (ACS)?

The majority of cases are due to there being some narrowing in the blood vessels supplying the heart. This is usually due to the presence of some atheroma within the lining of the artery. Atheroma is like fatty patches or plaques that develop within the inside lining of arteries. (This is similar to water pipes […]

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Know your Numbers!

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Know your Numbers!

Do you know the most critical numbers for your heart health? That knowledge could just save your life. Blood pressure less than 120/80 mm Hg and not on medicine for blood pressure Total cholesterol less than 200 mg/dL and not on medicine for cholesterol Fasting blood glucose less than 100 mg/dL and not on medicine […]

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Women & Atrial Fibrillation

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Women & Atrial Fibrillation

Have you ever felt your heart flutter, race or skip a beat? Most of us have at some point, But if this happens more frequently, you may have atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is a problem with the heart’s rhythm – the way it beats. When someone is “in Afib,” the heartbeats in a rapid, […]

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