If your physician is talking about a stent, you most likely have coronary heart disease. That means that an artery to your heart is blocked with plaque or cholesterol and blood is not flowing as it should. If you are planning to have surgery, here are 5 things to know before getting a heart stent.
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A heart scan evaluates the health of your blood vessels. It tells your doctor how much calcified plaque is in your coronary arteries and your risk of developing heart disease or a heart attack in the near future. It is a CT scan that takes 10 minutes to perform, requires no needles, dyes, or medications, but understanding your heart scan results might save your life.
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A CT coronary angiography is a non-invasive imaging test that looks at the arteries that supply blood to your heart. It checks for any narrowing or blockage in your heart. If you are having a CT coronary angiography, here is what to expect.
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Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women worldwide. Preventative cardiology, and preventive healthcare in general, has become more acceptable as a way to diagnose and treat disease. Risk factors for heart disease can go undetected without regular heart checkups and screenings. Don’t underestimate the importance of establishing your baseline through heart health screenings. It could save your life.
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When your heart beats abnormally or irregularly it is known as arrhythmia. A normal heart beat pumps blood throughout your body and all its organs, but untreated arrhythmia can have serious consequences. Knowing these 6 warning signs of heart arrhythmia can be life saving.
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Someone in the US has a heart attack every 40 seconds, and heart disease is responsible for one fourth of deaths in the US every year. Electrophysiology is a subspecialty to treat irregular heart rhythms. Let’s discover how electrophysiology transformed heart rhythm disorder care.
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Can exercise improve my blood pressure? Even though the risk of high blood pressure increases with age, doing even some exercise can make a difference. If your blood pressure is already elevated, exercise can help keep it under control. That’s your answer, but let’s find out how.
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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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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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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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