When you’re at work, you tend to be focused on the task at hand. That can put your health on the back burner. But if you’re serious about keeping your heart healthy, you can use work time to an advantage. There are plenty of simple things you can do to make work a healthy place. Whenever possible, you should take the stairs instead of the elevator. This allows your body to get some extra physical activity built […]Read more
Category Archives: Stress Management
Many medical tests provide information about your heart while it’s at rest, but it’s also important to know how well your heart works when you’re asking it to perform under heavier stress. The stress test is designed to measure your heart when it’s working a little harder. When you go to take the stress test, you’ll be hooked up to monitors with sensors. These are not going to deliver electricity to you; they’ll simply measure your electrical […]Read more
You already know that stress can be damaging to your heart and other parts of your health. But you may be wondering what you can do about it. Sometimes life throws so many responsibilities at you that you feel like you’re drowning in a sea of stress. But you don’t have to live your life in a constant state of anxiety. The first thing to do is to look at what is causing your stress. Is there […]Read more
Stress is something that everyone has to deal with. Its basic definition is your body’s response to any kind of external stimulus – physical, mental, or emotional. For a long time, physicians and scientists have found that there is a relationship between stress and heart disease risk, but there’s not yet a great understanding of the exact mechanism. There are many possibilities. People who have high levels of stress tend to have less physical activity, poor diets, […]Read more
- Atrial fibrillation: List of medications for treatmentAtrial fibrillation (A-fib) causes a disruption in the regular rhythm of the heart. Learn about the benefits, risks, and side effects of medical treatment.
- What is cholesterol ratio and why is it important?In this article, learn about the difference between "good" and "bad" cholesterol. How do they affect the body? How can you manage high cholesterol?
- How do alcohol and caffeine affect A-fib?Learn how caffeine and alcohol may affect the heart and if they are triggers for A-fib. Is it safe to consume alcohol and caffeine with A-fib?
- Catheter ablation for A-fib: What to expectA catheter ablation is an invasive procedure used to correct an irregular heartbeat. In this article, find out the risks, benefits, and how to prepare.
- Novel link between unhealthy hearts and dementiaResearchers from National University Health System (NUHS) have discovered a link between cardiac diseases and brain dysfunction.
- 'Spray painting' shows promise as minimally invasive way to patch up the heartSpray painting biomaterials shows promise as a minimally invasive way to create a regenerative patch on the heart to repair tissue after heart attack.
- A simple fix to avoid some unnecessary coronary stentsPhysician researchers at Thomas Jefferson University suspect that some cases of coronary artery spasm go unrecognized and are incorrectly treated with stents.
- A-fib with RVR: Information, treatment, and managementIn this article, learn about the most common rhythm disorder of the heart, including how to reduce the risk of stroke and heart failure.
- Atrial fibrillation triggers: What can lead to an A-fib attack?In this article, learn about atrial fibrillation triggers, tips that may help to avoid triggers, lifestyle tips, and what may cause atrial fibrillation.
- A-fib and exercise: Health benefits and risksHow can someone with atrial fibrillation keep fit safely? In this article, we look at the best methods to reduce symptoms and improve heart health.