Heart disease remains a leading killer in America, but even if you have a family history, heart disease and heart attacks are not inevitable. A healthy diet, regular exercise, cholesterol-lowering drugs and lifesaving surgeries can reduce your risk of havingor dying froma heart attack.
Journey to a Healthier Heart: Your First Step Begins NowWhether you’re at risk for heart disease due to diabetes, a family history, excess weight, smoking, or high cholesterol, there are a lot of options and solutions available that can help you protect your heart.
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MONDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) — Although people with implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) are often advised to avoid activities more strenuous than golf or bowling, new research suggests that many people with these heart devices can participate in more vigorous sports. But, the decision to participate in sports should be made on an individual basis following [...]
By Brenda GoodmanHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) — Patients prone to dangerously fast heart rhythms may get just as much help and have fewer complications with less-expensive implanted defibrillators that run one wire to the heart instead of two, a new study shows. Implantable cardioverter defibrillators, or ICDs, are like having an emergency “crash cart” [...]
MONDAY, May 13 (HealthDay News) — Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arms or legs on one side of the body, confusion and trouble speaking are among the signs that someone is having a stroke. The sooner a stroke is recognized and treated, the greater the chance of recovery, experts say. “When someone [...]
By Barbara Bronson GrayHealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, May 9 (HealthDay News) — Sprawled out on the couch, reading the news on your iPad, you’d never think you could be putting yourself at risk. But you might be, if you happen to have an implanted heart device. Magnetic interference could alter the settings and even deactivate the technology of [...]
By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 7 (HealthDay News) — By slowing down the programmed response rate on implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), doctors can reduce the number of shocks these devices deliver without causing a significant increase in the risk of fainting or death, new research suggests. “The aim of [our] study was to evaluate a [...]
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