Author: New Jersey Cardiology Associates

How Quickly Does Heart Failure Progress?

Six million people in the United States over the age of 20 have heart failure. Although the name sounds ominous, it doesn’t mean they will die next month or even next year. Heart failure is a chronic condition in which the heart does not pump enough blood and oxygen for the body to function properly. It is a long-term condition and the leading cause of hospitalizations for those over age 65. How quickly does heart failure progress?

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Understanding Advanced Heart Failure and Treatment Options

Heart failure is a condition where the heart cannot pump enough blood and oxygen to meet the needs of the body. As a consequence, the patient has fatigue and shortness of breath, and sometimes abnormal coughing. Heart failure is a serious condition, and unfortunately, there is no cure. However, a person with heart failure can lead a full life when it is managed with medications and a healthy lifestyle. Understanding advanced heart failure and treatment options can help you or a loved one live longer.

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RSV and Heart Health: What Cardiologists Want You to Know

RSV, or Respiratory Syncytial Virus, is a common disease that is typical in young children. In fact, almost all children will be affected by this virus by the time they are two years of age. But wait—there is more to the story, especially who else can be infected. If you are an aging adult, someone with chronic heart or lung disease, a weakened immune system, or live in a long-term care facility, we encourage you to keep reading.

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Reduce Atrial Fibrillation And Risk Of Stroke By Limiting Alcohol

If you enjoy your glass of chardonnay at happy hour or a beer on a hot day, you’re not alone. Many of us drink alcohol in moderation, but how much does it affect your health? You don’t necessarily have to abstain completely, but a recent study proved that you can reduce atrial fibrillation and risk of stroke by limiting alcohol.

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New Heart Disease Treatment Guidelines: What to Know

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology periodically change their guidelines for treating heart issues like heart disease, heart attacks, and stroke. The latest was released this past July 2023. These guidelines assist physicians and make recommendations for diagnosing, treating, and managing the 20 million Americans with chronic coronary disease, or CCD. These are the first changes in more than a decade, so anyone with chronic heart disease should pay attention. New heart disease treatment guidelines: what to know.

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Women & Heart Disease: What All Ladies Should Know

The connection between women and heart disease is under-reported and misunderstood. There is key information all ladies should know. Let’s begin with the fact that one in five women will die from a heart attack in the US. Next, heart disease is the number one killer of women. Let’s discover what else you need to know.

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10 Signs of Carotid Artery Blockage

You have two carotid arteries on each side of your neck. They supply blood to your brain and your eyes. If there is any kind of blockage and blood flow is reduced, this is a serious condition which can lead to a stroke or heart attack. Signs can be hard to spot, so pay attention to these 10 signs of carotid artery blockage.

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