HEART HEALTH NEWS

Heart news, health trends, patient education, healthy lifestyle tips, and practice announcements from the physicians and staff of Capital Cardiology Associates

Detecting Irregular Heartbeats

Smartphones are innovating how we diagnose irregular heartbeats. According to their press release this week, the results of the Apple Heart Study Stanford Medicine verified that the Apple Watch can detect and report an “irregular heart rhythm (that) appears to be suggestive of atrial fibrillation (AFib).”

National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. Capital Cardiology Associates is proud to help the public become aware of the importance of good nutrition and a healthful eating plan. “A ‘heart healthy’ diet reduces your risk of cardiovascular disease but disease in general.”

Luke Perry Stroke

Luke Perry’s death of a massive stroke, just four days after FOX announced that it would be re-booting “Beverly Hills, 90210”, brought to light the recent trend of adults as young as 40 that are at risk of stroke. Here’s what you need to know and what you need to ask your doctor – today!

National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day

Feb. 22 marks the third annual National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day. This year, Capital Cardiology Associates is proud to join the movement to raise awareness about heart valve disease and protect patient lives.

Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week

While hearing the news of a child being born with a congenital heart defect (CHD) is upsetting, today, according to Dr. Robert Benton, the outlook that the patient will be able to live a normal life is promising. An estimated 1 million children and 1.4 million adults in the United States are living with a CHD in 2010.

National Wear Red Day

National Wear Red Day is the first Friday in February, where women are encouraged to wear red to raise awareness about heart disease being the number one killer of women. “This is something that is personally dear to my heart,” stated Dr. Heather Stahura. “The staggering thing is, 1 out of every 3 women will die of a cardiovascular disease issue over the span of their lives. That’s our sisters, our mothers, our daughters, our friends. I think that is what the Go Red for Women (movement) is about: informing us of our risk, starting that conversation with our doctor, and making the change to live our healthiest life.”

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