Author: New Jersey Cardiology Associates

Winter Precautions to Reduce Your Risk of Heart Issues

As the temperatures begin to take a dive, we know winter is heading our way. Winter weather can be especially risky for your health if you have had a heart attack, have heart disease, or are over age 65. Be advised of the following winter precautions to reduce your risk of heart issues.

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Heart Palpitations: Should I Be Concerned?

We have all heard about lovers who see each other for the first time and their hearts “skip a beat.” We are not talking about those kinds of heart palpitations. We are talking about palpitations that could be related to a physical heart issue, or maybe they are just a simple glitch. So, when feeling heart palpitations, should you be concerned?

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Myth Or Fact: What You Should Know About Pacemakers

If you have a pacemaker, you may think you know how to keep yourself safe. It might be true, but a refresher course doesn’t hurt. These life-saving devices are little miracle workers that keep your heart rhythm normal and regulate arrhythmias, tachycardia, and bradycardia. If you live with someone who has a pacemaker or if you are a caregiver, it’s important you know the issues in case they forget. Let’s take a little pacemaker quiz. Myth or fact: what you should know about pacemakers.

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How Obesity Can Impact Your Heart Health

When you are overweight, it can limit many activities in your life. It can restrict how much exercise you get, and you may find yourself shying away from social activities as a whole. Let’s look at how obesity negatively affects your life in general, including how obesity can impact your heart health.

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Living Life With A Pacemaker Or Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator

The good news is that living with a pacemaker or implantable cardioverter-defibrillator improves your quality of life and extends it. However, once you have these devices implanted, there are certain precautions you must take to keep them functioning properly.

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How Is Women’s Heart Disease Different Than Men’s Heart Disease

Those who read the book “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus,”  might agree there are significant differences between men and women. When it comes to heart disease, there happens to be more similarities than differences, but what is different is significant. So, just how is women’s heart disease different than men’s heart disease?

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10 Questions to Ask Your Cardiologist About Mitral Valve Surgery

The mitral valve is one of four valves of the heart which makes sure blood flows in the proper direction. Sometimes a mitral valve degenerates and doesn’t close completely allowing blood to flow back into the left atrium, with Barlow’s disease being the most severe form. Stenosis is another mitral valve problem where the valve does not open completely causing obstruction of the blood flow. Both are serious conditions and without treatment can lead to congestive heart failure, arrhythmia, and irreversible heart damage. If you need surgery, here are 10 questions to ask your cardiologist about mitral valve surgery.

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