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Beyond Pacemakers
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Beyond Pacemakers

John P. Higgins, MD | July 6, 2023

The concept of a pacemaker began 200 years ago when Luigi Galvani, the Italian physician and biologist, used an electrical…

Mediterranean Diet Beats Low-Fat Diet for Heart Attack Patients
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Mediterranean Diet Beats Low-Fat Diet for Heart Attack Patients

March 29, 2021

In patients who’ve had a heart attack, a Mediterranean diet was much better than a low-fat diet at reducing risk for another heart attack. The study…

Extra Heartbeats (PVCs) Cured Naturally
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Extra Heartbeats (PVCs) Cured Naturally

Andrew Rubman, ND | March 13, 2021

Blair had a recurrent heart arrhythmia since childhood, diagnosed in her 40’s as PVCs. When the condition suddenly grew worse, here’s how we solved it without drugs or ablation.

People with Atrial Fibrillation Are Living Longer
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People with Atrial Fibrillation Are Living Longer

March 12, 2021

People with atrial fibrillation are living longer, but the condition still shortens life by two years, new research has found. Study details…

Omega-3 Supplements Really Do Help Prevent Heart Disease
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Omega-3 Supplements Really Do Help Prevent Heart Disease

March 11, 2021

Recent research concludes that omega-3 supplements can reduce the risk of a fatal heart attack by 35%. Read on for the study findings…

Should You Take Statins? Three Questions to Answer
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Should You Take Statins? Three Questions to Answer

Jamal S. Rana, MD, PhD | March 4, 2021

The expansion of statin guidelines has brought many more people under its umbrella. Here’s how to personalize the recommendations to your health profile.

A Novel Way to Predict Heart Failure Prognosis

A Novel Way to Predict Heart Failure Prognosis

February 24, 2021

It’s difficult to predict the prognosis for a person with heart failure, but new research shows that pupil size can give valuable clues. Study results…

Who Really Benefits from Low-Dose Aspirin?
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Who Really Benefits from Low-Dose Aspirin?

Thomas M. Maddox, MD | December 4, 2020

Aspirin is widely taken—sometimes without a doctor’s advice—for heart health, preventing stroke and cancer. But its risks often outweigh the benefits.

Beware of Atrial Fibrillation After Any Surgery
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Beware of Atrial Fibrillation After Any Surgery

David Sherer, MD | November 21, 2020

A new study shows that an irregular heartbeat (Afib) can develop following any type of surgery, not just cardiac. Steps to protect yourself or a loved one from this dangerous risk.

The Great Cholesterol Myth—Sarah Hiner Talks to Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, Nutritionist and Nationally Recognized Expert in Weight Loss, Nutrition and Health
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The Great Cholesterol Myth—Sarah Hiner Talks to Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, Nutritionist and Nationally Recognized Expert in Weight Loss, Nutrition and Health

Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS | November 11, 2020

We have been brainwashed into thinking that heart disease is caused by cholesterol, but the real culprit is insulin resistance.

IVF Offers Clues to Future Health Problems
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IVF Offers Clues to Future Health Problems

September 3, 2020

For women who undergo in vitro fertilization (IVF), the process may provide warnings of future heart problems and osteoporosis. New study details…

Positive Thinking Could Help Prevent a Stroke

Positive Thinking Could Help Prevent a Stroke

August 25, 2020

Stroke sufferers who think positively about their health have lower blood pressure and reduced risk for a future stroke. New study details…

Why Do I Need to Wear a Heart Monitor for So Long?
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Why Do I Need to Wear a Heart Monitor for So Long?

Erin D. ­Michos, MD, MHS | July 29, 2020

If you’re having palpitations or other unexplained heart symptoms, wearing a Holter monitor can help detect the cause. Here, details on the process…

Is My Blood Pressure Too Low?

Is My Blood Pressure Too Low?

Holly Kramer, MD, MPH | June 30, 2020

High blood pressure is a widely recognized health threat, but blood pressure that’s too low also can be harmful. Read on for details…

You May Not Need a Heart Stent
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You May Not Need a Heart Stent

Suzanne Steinbaum | June 15, 2020

Placing stents in arteries of patients as a pre-emptive measure is no more effective than medication and lifestyle changes.