The heart is the most important muscle in your entire body. When you develop heart disease, it does not work as it should and a number of problems dev
If you are diagnosed with CAD, your doctor will consider a medical or surgical option. If you take the medication route, you may use cholesterol lower
The first step in preventing CAD is getting tested to see if you have the disease and if so, how far it has progressed.
Registered Dietitian Sharon Richter shares some smart grocery shopping tips on where to find heart healthy foods and on lowering triglyceride levels.
The heart attack recovery process can be lengthy, but a cardiac rehabilitation program can speed things up after a heart attack.
After a heart attack and during heart attack recovery, it’s normal to feel depressed and more sensitive than you did before the incident.
In this episode of True Life Story, Dan shares his personal story of having a heart attack and talks about how this experience changed his life.
Congestive heart failure is a chronic progressive condition that causes the heart to weaken. There are two types of heart failure systolic & diastolic
Congestive Heart Failure is the end point of many conditions that damage or weaken the heart. It's never to late to make lifestyle changes!
Congestive heart failure is a condition that develops over time. Some symptoms include fatigue, edema, cough or weight gain. Dr. Holly explains.
There is no single test to diagnose heart failure. Your doctor may order blood tests, electrocardiogram (ECG), echocardiogram or an MRI.
Certain medications that reduce your risk of congestive heart failure are diuretics, ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers and beta-blockers.
Two devices are used to help control congestive heart failure, an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) and a pacemaker, Dr.Holly explains.
Losing weight, exercise, reducing salt intake and knowing how to control blood pressure are all great ways of preventing congestive heart failure.
Blood pressure is force created by the heart as it pumps blood throughout the body. If high blood pressure is left untreated it can cause a stroke.
Two numbers make up your overall blood pressure,systolic & diastolic. Only one needs to be high for you to have high blood pressure or hypertension.
There are many medications that are successful in lowering blood pressure & treating hypertension but like all medications there are possible effects.
One diet approach to preventing high blood pressure & hypertension is called the DASH diet which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension.
Hypertension is serious when not taken care of. Listen to this patients story on being diagnosed and treated for hypertension & high blood pressure
Think cholesterol is a dirty word? Think again.
There are many treatment methods for high cholesterol such as diet, exercise and prescribed medications, most common being statins.
To prevent high cholesterol you first need to check your cholesterol levels, this is done through blood tests that measure HDL, LDL & triglycerides.
Having high cholesterol can lead to many health problems such as heart attacks, heart disease and strokes.
Maintaining a well balanced diet including fiber, whole grains and raw or cooked vegetables lower ones risk for high cholesterol and heart disease.
In this episode of True Life Story, Bill and Gray discuss how high cholesterol has affected their family.
What is a stroke? There are two types of strokes, but the signs of a stroke are similar for both. The types are ischemic and hemorrhagic.
There are several stroke prevention methods that you can take, as well as a variety of methods for treating a stroke if you are suffering from one.
What is angina? Angina is a medical term for chest pain caused by the heart. There're 4 major types of angina, each with different angina symptoms.
Angina is a sign of an underlying heart condition; most likely coronary heart disease. Many different risk factors contribute to the development.
Treatment for angina can take many forms. Lifestyle changes or angina medications are often recommended, but angioplasty (surgery) is sometimes done.
What is atrial fibrillation? AFib is an irregular and often rapid heartbeat. There are several atrial fibrillation symptoms to look out for.
In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh explains atrial fibrillation diagnosis and the tests your doctor may run through. She also discusses AF risk factors.
In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh explains how you can go about treating atrial fibrillation, and how you can resume living a healthy life.
In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh explains what is Aortis Stenosis. Aortic Stenosis is a common condition that affects a valve in the heart.
Aortis Stenosis occurs due to a narrowing of the aortic valve. In this video, Dr. Preeti Parikh outlines the three main causes of Aortis Stenosis.
Aortic Stenosis can be difficult to diagnose early, and many people are unaware they have it. Aortic Stenosis Symptoms include fatigue, chest pain and
Learn more about the different surgical options for aortic valve replacement, as well as other treatment options for Aortic Stenosis
What is DVT? DVT stands for deep vein thrombosis and occurs when a blood clot develops in a deep vein, and if it breaks loose it is called an embolus.
Long Flights are a risk factor for Deep Vein Thrombosis but the chances are very low. However, DVT can be caused by a variety of other factors.
75% of those who develop DVT have a risk factor. Many times there are no symptoms. Watch this video to learn about the symptoms of DVT.
There're several options used for diagnosing DVT. Deep vein thrombosis can be alleviated by treatment for DVT, including DVT medication.
In this video, learn how to prevent DVT with Dr. Preeti Parikh who shares some tips on how you can keep yourself free of DVT.
Sometimes what may feel like heartburn is actually a serious disease called GERD (gastro esophageal reflux disease).Gerd can lead to cancer!
Treating heartburn or GERD involves OTC or prescription medications. OTC antacids are used for heartburn while H-2 receptor blocker is used for GERD.
Dr. Raj explains ways to alleviate symptoms of heartburn, GERD or acid reflux such as losing weight, eating smaller portions & avoiding trigger foods
Hear the symptoms and treatment options this patient experienced when dealing with acid reflux, heartburn and GERD for years.
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