Last updated: May 22, 2016 By Carolyn Sayre for Summit Medical Group Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. However, many of these deaths can be prevented with the proper precautions. Seth Jawetz, MD, a cardiologist at the Live Well Heart Failure Clinic at Summit Medical Group, offers ten tips to keep your heart healthy 1. Understand your risk People who have high blood pressure or cholesterol, diabetes, are overweight, or have a history…
What Everyone Should Know About Heart Valves
| Date Posted: 4/2/2019 What is Heart Valve Disease Valves are tissue flaps in the heart that open and close with each heartbeat regulating the direction and flow of blood through the chambers of the heart. Damaged valves can be caused by birth-defects, age-related changes, infections and more. When the valves malfunction they can cause Regurgitation - the valve doesn't close properly causing blood to backflow…
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We physicians with all our training, knowledge and authority often acquire a rather large ego that tends to make it difficult to admit we are wrong. So, here it is. I freely admit to being wrong. As a heart surgeon with 25 years experience, having performed over 5,000 open-heart surgeries, today is my day to right the wrong with medical and scientific fact. I trained for…
How the “Superwoman” Syndrome Impacts Heart Health
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Slideshow: How Heart Disease Affects Your Body
Heart disease covers everything from clogged arteries that cause heart attacks to heart defects you’re born with. Learn how the different types of heart disease affect your body and what symptoms to look for from this WebMD slideshow.
How Alcohol Affects Your Heart Health
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Did you know that the most common type of heart valve disorder is mitral regurgitation, sometimes called a “leaky valve”? This happens when the valve between the upper and lower chambers on the left side of the heart do not close properly, which can cause a decrease in blood flow to the rest of the …
How HeartBeatz Helps Families Cope With Pediatric Heart Conditions
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What Is Congestive Heart Failure? Know the Signs
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6 Heart Health Mistakes Made by Women—and How to Avoid Them
Even though you think you’re being careful, it’s still easy to slip up when it comes to keeping your heart healthy. Johns Hopkins experts give tips on how to stay on track Research Shows Take Diabetes Seriously Women under 60 who have diabetes have up to four times the risk of developing coronary artery disease as women without diabetes, Johns Hopkins research has shown—much higher than…
How chronic snoring can cause heart disease
Heavy snoring can sound funny to your sleep partner, but the condition is no joke. Snoring is often the sign of a condition called obstructive sleep apnea, which raises the risk for diabetes, obesity, hypertension, stroke, heart attack and other cardiovascular problems. People with obstructive sleep apnea stop breathing for 10 to 20 seconds while …
Top heart doctors warn proposed NIH cuts would be catastrophic
Top heart doctors and researchers have a simple reaction to President Donald Trump's proposed 20 percent cut to the budget of the U.S. National Institutes of Health: fear that research that results in life-saving drugs will deal a crippling blow.
What Makes a Heart Healthy Diet? Tips from a Dietician
Listen to an interview with Kim Evans, RD, from the UVM Medical Center to get tips on eating a heart healthy diet during Heart Month.
Study: Millions should stop taking aspirin for heart health
WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of people who take aspirin to prevent a heart attack may need to rethink the pill-popping, Harvard researchers reported Monday. A daily low-dose aspirin is...
Study: 1 in 10 referred for cardiac rehab after heart failure
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How to Change Bad Habits and Live a Heart Healthy Lifestyle
The key to being heart healthy is maintaining a healthy lifestyle and managing your risk factors. The American Heart Association explains how to make new healthy habits and change old unhealthy habits and how to stick with the healthy changes. Learn these changes from the Hip Hop Doc.
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A father shares 5 valuable life lessons on having a daughter with heart-related medical issues.