In the US, there’s increasing attention on high risk for heart disease among Americans of South Asian descent, a growing population of about 5.4 million.
Everyone should take precautions, especially infants, children, and people over 65, or those that are pregnant, have heart or lung diseases, diabetes, stroke survivors, and those suffering from COVID-19.
Of these patients, one in three was admitted to the intensive care unit and 7% died.
Serious symptoms, like those associated with a heart attack or stroke, are still urgent during the COVID-19 pandemic, and rapid treatment is critical.
Children, older adults, pregnant women and people with heart and lung disease are especially sensitive to wildfire smoke.
The 911 call takers failed to recognize that Fleury was having a cardiac arrest. And they failed to provide CPR instructions over the phone.
Shortly after the device’s recall, the FDA and Medtronic made a deal to keep reports of its malfunction — now totaling 50,000 — shielded from public scrutiny.
People who lost at least 5% of their weight in the year after they were diagnosed halved their risk of cardiovascular disease after 10 years.
The heart and brain are two of the most critical organs in the human body. Working together, they make sure we stay alive and thrive.
Although the “normal” range of heart rate is quite broad at 60-100, there’s increasing evidence having a heart rate at the lower end of the spectrum is better for you.
Resting heart rate changes with age, with lower rates indicative of better cardiovascular fitness.
Mediterranean diet includes vegetables and fruits in addition to oily fish, olive oil, red wine, lean meats, nuts, and low-fat dairy products.
People who followed the Mediterranean of diet had 25 percent less risk of developing cardiovascular disease over the course of 12 years.
“I would never recommend a dietary supplement to a patient, and I would never take one myself,” says one prominent cardiologist.
A widely anticipated study has concluded neither vitamin D nor fish oil supplements prevent cancer or serious heart-related problems in healthy older people.