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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you need a procedure for severe aortic stenosis, it’s normal to have a ton of questions. Let us explain what Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) is, how it’s used, the benefits, and how long it lasts so you know what to expect.
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.
It is never too early or too late to begin managing your risk for cardiovascular disease. Whenever you start, it will serve to prevent a heart attack, stroke, or early death. How do you do this? Keep reading for the best ways no matter your age.
Many of us hear “heart failure” and immediately assume this person is ready for hospice care. We need to correct this narrative. It’s just not true and, in fact, heart failure can be managed. We will explain what heart failure actually is and the 8 heart failure warning signs to prevent it from progressing.