Author: New Jersey Cardiology Associates

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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Can Losing Weight Improve My Heart Health?

Can losing weight improve my heart health? Yes, yes, and yes is the answer. Hearing mantras about keeping a healthy weight tell you immediately that your weight affects your health in general and that of your heart both positively and negatively. In fact, how you lose weight and how fast you lose it can affect your heart health as well. 

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Life’s Essential 8 For Heart Health

It’s almost impossible to watch TV or follow social media without someone telling us how to keep our heart healthy. Our grocery stores are filled with products screaming, “Buy me, I’m heart healthy.” Of course we all want to keep our hearts fit and functioning, but it’s not easy to know who or what to believe. A more credible source might be the American Heart Association who tells us about life’s essential 8 for heart health.

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Lifestyle Changes You Need To Make After A Heart Attack

Most of us have heard the tongue-in-cheek definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over, but expecting a different result. This certainly applies to heart attacks. Of the approximately 800K heart attacks that occur in the US each year, 600K are first timers and the other 200K people have had their second heart attack. This is a disappointing statistic. We all need to be informed about lifestyle changes you need to make after a heart attack.

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How to Prepare for Your TAVR Procedure

Minimally invasive procedures continue to evolve and improve including those for heart surgeries. One in particular is the TAVR, or Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement procedure. In the past this surgery was performed as an open heart surgery resulting in a lengthy hospital stay. Times have changed for those who have aortic valve disease. Let’s learn more about its benefits and how to prepare for your TAVR procedure.

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