How to Keep Your Heart Healthy During the Holidays

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Almost 700,000 people in the United States die from heart disease annually, making up one in every five deaths. It’s no surprise that heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the US and nationwide. As we try to combat these startling numbers with daily exercise, a better diet and  … Read more

When to Know if You Need a Pacemaker

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Depending on age and health, the ideal resting heart rate for an adult ranges between 60 to 100 beats per minute. Typically the lower your resting pulse rate the better. However in some cases, a heart rate that’s irregular, too slow or too fast can cause complications. An irregular heartbeat known as arrhythmia occurs when  … Read more

How to Prepare for a Cardiologist Appointment

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If you have been referred to a cardiologist for the first time, you might feel hesitant or intimidated. While it is normal to feel this way, a visit to a specialist can help you detect a problem early on and take the necessary steps to treat it. Whether you have been displaying symptoms or your  … Read more

Heart-Healthy New Year’s Goals

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  2020 was hard for everyone—physically, emotionally and mentally. As we ring in the new year and welcome 2021 with open arms, it’s time to establish some “new year, new me” healthy habits. From losing weight, reducing stress, quitting smoking or exercising more, these goals can all help with your heart health, which is extremely  … Read more

Don’t Overdo It: Snow Shoveling Techniques

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While a necessity in many parts of the world, we often don’t realize just how demanding snow shoveling can be on our bodies. Sore legs, aching muscles, and burning shoulders are all the typical adverse signs of this dreaded chore but shoveling snow is also the cause of hundreds of fatal injuries throughout the nation  … Read more

Tips To Remain Healthy This Winter

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  Winter is a beautiful and exciting time—snow on the ground, seeing family and friends, parties to attend, holiday lights, yummy food and shopping galore! With all that being said, winter storms and cold temperatures can be dangerous, so you need to be prepared for any surprises Mother Nature has in store. The heart experts  … Read more

How Inflammatory Foods Affect Your Health

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    Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Recently, many studies have suggested incorporating anti-inflammatory foods into your diet to prevent and reduce this risk. This is because inflammation and heart disease go hand in hand. Most forms of heart disease, like hypertension and stroke, are worsened  … Read more

Ultrafiltration Could Reduce 1-year Rehospitalization in Acute Decompensated HF

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Ultrafiltration for acute decompensated HF reduced hospital readmission by 1.74 visits in the following 12 months compared with the prior year, according to data presented at the virtual Heart Failure Society of America Scientific Meeting. “Utilization of ultrafiltration can improve HF outcomes in selected patients,” Robert A. Watson III, MD, chief of cardiology at Abington Hospital –  … Read more

How Smoking Affects Heart Health

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Tobacco use remains the most significant, preventable cause of death and disease in the US, killing over 480,000 Americans every year. While we all know smoking isn’t a healthy habit, that doesn’t stop many users from continued use. Not only does smoking increase the risk of lung cancer and specific breathing problems, but it also  … Read more