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Articles on Heart Health and Heart Disease

Heart Disease Prevention - The Diabetes-Heart Disease Connection
Those with type 1 or type 2 diabetes are two to four times more likely to develop a heart condition than people without diabetes. Even more shocking, those individuals are more likely to die from heart disease or other cardiovascular ills than from the complications of diabetes itself. Yet surveys show that 68 percent of Americans with diabetes are unaware of their increased cardiovascular risk.

Antihypertension Drugs Help People Over 80
An international study investigating the effects of giving blood-pressure lowering drugs to people age 80 and older was halted early after researchers found big reductions in stroke and deaths among those receiving treatment.

Heart Protection with Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Omega-3 fatty acids help support the health of the cardiovascular system, maintain triglyceride and cholesterol levels and, according to the Food and Drug Administration, possibly reduce the risk of coronary heart disease in men. In addition, they assist in promoting a healthy brain function, controlling mood levels and supporting healthy joints and muscular mobility.

How Do I Know If I Am Having a Heart Attack?
The heart rate is under the control of the autonomic nervous systems, which, in the case of the heart, is driven by adrenaline. As well as increasing the heart rate adrenaline may cause cardiac irregularity, increased blood pressure, or palpitations. It is this irregularity which may lead the heart to chaotic beats and finally fibrillation and death. This is the first symptom of a heart attack in about 20% of people – sudden death – the victim just collapses to the ground. Whilst he may gasp a few breaths he has no cardiac output- no blood is leaving his heart- he is pulseless.

Knowing Some Heart Disease Symptoms Can Save Your Life
There are millions of Americans that have heart disease and could take some helpful measures to prevent it from getting worse if they only knew they had a heart disease.

Stress May Raise Cholesterol Levels
A team from University College London, UK has found that stress appears to raise cholesterol levels over the long-term in some people, potentially increasing the risk of heart disease.

Canine MD: Six Ways Your Dog Can Save Your Heart
Science has finally caught up with what dog lovers have known for years—that having a dog is great for your health. Here are six ways science has proven that living with a dog promotes better heart health.

True Culprits of High Cholesterol -- Homogenized Milk and Tap Water?
What if I told you tap water and homogenized milk may be two of the biggest culprits in skyrocketing rates of high cholesterol?

Combating Coronary Heart Disease Without Drugs
The number one killer in America — coronary heart disease — is preventable. Dr. Mark A. Brudnak teaches you how to reduce your risks easily and painlessly.

Keeping Your Heart Healthy by Robin Hoogshagen, RPH
Why do so many of us suffer from heart-related problems? And what should you do to keep your own heart healthy?

Researchers to Study Adult Stem Cells in Patients With Heart Disease

Beans Linked to Low Cholesterol

Orange Juice May Be Good For Your Heart

Angiotensin II Antagonists Reduce Blood Pressure While Avoiding Stroke and Diabetes (March 2002)

Blood Tests May Not Detect All Damages Caused by Anti-Cholesterol Drugs (September 2002)

Study Finds That Aspirin Lowers Death Risk After Bypasses (October 2002)

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