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Heart Smart Lifestyle Changes: Reduce Heart Disease Risks

As the number one killer in the United States, heart disease continues to pose a significant risk for all Americans. But, what if you discovered that initiating simple lifestyle changes could make a world of difference in preventing the disease? Well, it’s a fact. According to the American Heart...
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Preventive Measures for a Stronger Heart

Heart disease is the number one killer in the U.S., responsible for 1 out of every 2.5 deaths. In many cases, it can be prevented by making lifestyle changes. Below are some recommendations that can greatly improve your cardiac health. Q: What exercise best improves my heart’s health? A: Aerobic...
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Heart Attack vs. Cardiac Arrest: Why They’re Not the Same

The terms “heart attack” and “cardiac arrest” often are used interchangeably, but they are not the same. While it’s true that having a heart attack may cause cardiac arrest, many times these occurrences happen independently of each other.
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Advanced Options Available to Treat Heart Failure

Heart failure is a condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. Nearly 5 million Americans are diagnosed with heart failure each year. It is the leading cause of hospitalization in people over age 65.
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Diabetes and the Deadly Link to Heart Disease

While the strong connection between diabetes and heart disease is well-known, the statistics may be much higher than you think. Diabetics are twice as likely to develop heart disease or have a stroke, and according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the comorbidity rate of heart disease or...
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Get Heart Smart: Know Your Numbers

Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States. There are several risk factors, some are controllable, but others are not. The more risk factors you have, the greater the likelihood that you will develop heart disease.
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