HEART HEALTH NEWS
National Take-Back Day is Saturday, April 27th is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs. The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) hosts “take-back” days twice a year to safely collected unwanted or expired medications.
Heart disease is the number one killer of men and women in America. It is also responsible for one-third of all global. “It’s both an issue of infectious disease as well as the economic shift which has lead to a greater risk for heart disease in all parts of the world,” notes Dr. Brion Winston.
Fish oil has been successfully promoted to protect against heart disease, some even claim it decreases the risk of cancer. “Fish oil can be a controversial topic in cardiology, partly because there is conflicting data,” states Dr. Connor Healey. “This leaves cardiologists a bit uncertain as to what to recommend.”
America’s rising obesity rates along with our aging population have elevated the concern that diabetes is more than a major risk factor for heart disease; the relationship on heart failure and diabetes is deadly.
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).”
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.”