HEART HEALTH NEWS
“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.
Heart disease is the leading killer for men and women in the United States. Assitance and care will typically fall onto family members and spouses — most of whom are women. Studies show that more than 50% of women in America will care for a family member at some point during their adult lives. Palliative care teams also explore the ways to cope with that stress, working on long-term coping strategies that deal with the hard emotions in life.
A recent study explored the role of life purpose in your heart health. Researchers from the University of Michigan found that having a purpose in life may decrease your risk of dying early. It’s also a modifiable risk factor that improves both physical and mental health.