HEART HEALTH NEWS
The evidence has been mounting for years; there are ties between your mental health and your heart health. “PTSD and anxiety have a negative remodeling effect on the brain that affects the body,” says Dr. Connor Healey, a board-certified cardiologist with Capital Cardiology Associates.
Two studies regarding memory loss in seniors indicate that instead of being a sign of simply aging, short-term memory loss could be a symptom of the effects of hypertension or high blood pressure.
“I’m trying to teach people about vascular health and vascular disease and how this impacts all of us as we get older,” said Dr. Manish Mehta. In 2004, Dr. Mehta founded the Center for Vascular Awareness (CVA), a non-profit organization. Today, he’s reached over 3,000 area high schoolers on V-Healthy Day.
Heart healthy tips for dinning out or meal planning. What is a superfood and what makes them “super?” Plus, how can home cooks please picky eaters? We ask our nutrition expert!
An estimated 1.5 million Americans have a pacemaker today. “I tell people if pacemakers are like cruise control, the defibrillators are like the airbag in your car,” Maryellen King, NP explained. If you have a dangerously fast or rapid heartbeat, you would be a candidate for an ICD.
The term heart failure is easily confused with cardiac arrest, which is when your heart suddenly stops beating. Heart failure is the result of long-term heart disease, that can start with poor lifestyle choices made younger in life. Dr. Heather Stahura highlights the importance of controlling high blood pressure.