Posts Tagged ‘Atrial Fibrillation’

Managing Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)

When people hear the term congestive heart failure (CHF), they think the heart has stopped functioning. This is not the case. Cardiac arrest is when the heart stops working. Congestive heart failure (CHF) is when the muscles of the heart cannot properly pump blood the way they are supposed to. CHF most often begins with…

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Never Ignore a Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) Mini Stroke

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) is a mini stroke, but should never be ignored, as it is usually a key early warning sign of a major stroke that may be about to strike. Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) A transient ischemic attack (TIA), which is a mini stroke begins with similar neurological symptoms as a major…

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Lifestyle Choices that Trigger Atrial Fibrillation can be Changed

February is American Heart Month to raise awareness of heart disease which is the number one leading cause of death in the United States. In our blog post of February 7, 2019, we wrote about a heart disorder atrial fibrillation that actually is dangerous for the brain, as it is one of the leading causes…

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The Heart Condition that is Bad for the Brain

February is American Heart Month to raise awareness of the dangers of heart disease. While most heart disease conditions are bad for the heart and raise risks for heart attacks and heart failure, there is actually a heart condition that is bad for the brain and raises the risk for strokes. Atrial Fibrillation Atrial fibrillation…

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Atrial Fibrillation Linked to Silent Brain Damage

Atrial Fibrillation can Cause Ischemic Strokes in the Brain Atrial fibrillation is a disorder of the electrical rhythm of the heart. It is the most common cause for an irregular heartbeat, whereby the heart beats too slowly, too fast or in another abnormal way. However, even though atrial fibrillation is a disorder of the heart,…

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The Mediterranean Diet Slows Aging

Countries around the Mediterranean had Lower Levels Heart Disease, Stroke and Dementia In 1958 it was noted that people living around the Mediterranean in countries like Greece and Italy had lower rates of heart disease, stroke and dementia than other countries. Researchers began investigating what was different in their lifestyles. They came up with their…

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