Cardiovascular Disorders

Cardiac arrest

A cardiac arrest can best be described as a sudden and abrupt loss of heart function. This can occur in a person whether or not they have been diagnosed with heart disease however if this occurs suddenly and unexpectedly, it is called sudden cardiac arrest. Unfortunately many people have been prone to sudden deaths which […]

Physical symptoms of high blood pressure

High blood pressure is a serious health condition that can lead to serious life-threatening problems. In order to maintain your blood pressure at a healthy rate, you should know how to spot the physical signs of high blood pressure. You should understand that the physical symptoms of this condition do not always show up every […]

Coronary artery disease

Coronary artery disease otherwise known as atherosclerosis causes lesions to form on the arteries and it can slowly cause the calcification of the arterial walls, something which can become quite serious over time. As someone who has this condition starts to age, their arteries begin to lose elasticity and there are a number of health […]

Causes of high blood sugar

Hyperglycaemia is the medical name for when your blood sugar (glucose) levels rise temporarily. Hypoglycaemia is the complete opposite, and when you have low blood sugar levels. As you may be aware glucose comes from the majority of foods, and there are certain chemicals that are able to produce glucose in both the liver and […]

Tachycardia treatment

Tachycardia refers to a medical condition where a person’s heart rate rises above normal resting levels. The word “tachycardia” literally comes from the Greek words meaning “rapid heart.” What exactly a normal heart rate is depends on the person – age is normally the biggest contributing factor in determining the normal upper threshold for heart […]

Cardiac dysrhythmia

A cardiac dysrhythmia is a cardiovascular problem which involves having an abnormal heart rate. This is a problem which a number of people have and it can either fall below or go above the normal range for an adult person who is anywhere between 60 and 100 beats per minute. It is a potentially life […]

Lower blood pressure naturally

It is estimated that one in four people in the United States suffer from high blood pressure. Recent studies have also shown that up to 15% of deaths in America can cite high blood pressure as a contributing factor. In actual fact, high blood pressure is one of the leading killers along with heart attacks, […]

PAD symptoms

PAD, or peripheral artery disease, mainly affects the arteries outside the heart and brain. It is most commonly found in the arteries of the pelvis and legs. PAD is a fairly similar condition to coronary artery disease (CAD) and carotid artery disease. Both these conditions refer to atherosclerosis in certain arteries which, respectively, supply the […]

Pulmonary hypertension treatment

Those who have pulmonary hypertension have problems with their blood pressure, specifically in the pulmonary artery as well as in the pulmonary capillaries. It tends to increase to dangerously high levels and can easily cause such symptoms as fainting as well as dizziness and inability to catch one’s breath. In some extremely severe cases it […]

Normal blood sugar levels

Your blood sugar levels can best be described as the amount of glucose (or sugar) that is present in the blood. It is often referred to as the plasma glucose level and is typically expressed in millimoles per litre (mmol/l). You will find that normal blood sugar levels stay within an extremely narrow limit throughout […]

Cardiac diet

Cardiovascular health is an important part to an individual’s overall well being. The cardiac diet is prescribed for those who are at great risk for a heart attack or who have already had one. Conditions that put an individual at risk for a heart attack are high blood pressure, hyperlipidemia, obesity, and previous heart attack; […]

Cholesterol lowering diet

Cholesterol is a natural product found in the body, but is also found in some foods. For this reason, there can be an overabundance of cholesterol, thus having a negative impact on the body. While high cholesterol is a serious issue that can lead to even more serious and life-threatening problems, there are important steps […]

Gestational hypertension

When a woman is pregnant there is generally an increase in blood volume and a decrease in blood pressure. For this reason it is not normal when a woman has high blood pressure while pregnant. Gestational hypertension is a condition where a woman develops high blood pressure during the last few months of her pregnancy. […]

Poor circulation symptoms

If the flow of blood is restricted to certain areas of the body this may cause poor circulation. It is most often found in areas of extremities, such as the arms and legs. However poor circulation may also seriously affect the functioning of the heart and brain, especially if it is left untreated. Peripheral artery […]

Prehypertension symptoms

Hypertension is the other name for high blood pressure, a condition when the pressure of the blood is higher than normal. Blood pressure itself is the force exerted by the flow of the blood on the arterial walls. This force can be distinguished by two other factors, the systolic and diastolic blood pressures. The systolic […]

Obesity and cardiovascular disease

On every diet site that discusses the dangers of obesity, you’ll find the same sentence: Obesity increases your risk of cardiovascular disease. When you see this sentence everywhere, and no one explains what it means, it no longer sounds like a scary risk and begins to become just words that have no meaning. Today, you […]

Angina symptoms and treatment

Angina, or angina pectoris, is a form of chest discomfort caused by a decreased blood oxygen supply to an area of the heart muscle. The most common cause is a narrowing or blockage of the coronary arteries because of atherosclerosis. The onset of angina often occurs during or immediately after exertion. Other triggers may include […]

Natural blood thinners

For a person who’s blood functions are working normally, an injury that causes blood loss would eventually stop bleeding because of a blood clot that your body forms. Your body has certain proteins for these purposes. However, when a blood clot forms and moves throughout your circulatory system, it can cause serious problems. If the […]

Hypertensive heart disease

Hypertensive heart disease is a name that is given to several heart diseases that are caused by uncontrolled hypertension. The prolonged elevation of the blood pressure causes damage to the coronary arteries and the myocardium or heart muscle which in turn causes issues such as left ventricular hypertrophy. These diseases include congestive heart failure, angina, […]

Thoracic aortic aneurysm

An aneurysm is an abnormal widening or ballooning of a portion of an artery. It can be caused by a weakness in one of the walls of any blood vessel. A thoracic aortic aneurysm is a widening or ballooning of a portion of the aorta. This means that a portion of the aorta wall has […]

Heart blockage symptoms

A heart blockage, otherwise known as cardiovascular disease, is a leading cause of death among both men and women. As a result of high cholesterol levels, plaque builds up in the artery walls. Over time, the plaque will rupture, causing the formation of a blood clot. When this blood clot is loose and moving through […]

CHF treatment

Congestive heart failure (CHF) cannot actually be cured however there are various forms of treatment that can often relieve the symptoms and will dramatically improve your quality of life. Treatment can include specific medications, a change in diet and lifestyle, and there is also specialized care for those who are suffering from the advanced stages […]

Myocardial infarction treatment

Myocardial infarction is another name for a heart attack and it happens when the blood supply to the heart is interrupted, causing heart cells to die. The most common cause is due to a ruptured plaque from the artery walls that causes a blockage in the arteries leading to the heart. The result is an […]

Thrombosed hemorrhoid treatment

Hemorrhoids occur naturally in the anal canal; put simply, they help with stool control. They are composed of arteries, veins, and connective tissue that help cushion the passage of stools. When they become swollen or inflamed, they become pathological, and typically at this point are referred to as piles (but can still be called hemorrhoids). […]

Causes of heart attacks

Heart attacks are a very scary thing. They can come on suddenly, with no warning, or they can painfully buildup, only for an individual to experience all at once. Regardless of how long it takes for the symptoms to appear, getting treatment is critical for survival; it must be given with 6-8 hours. Heart attacks, […]

Lymphedema treatment

When a person is suffering from an obstruction in the lymphatic system, the condition is known as lymphedema. When someone suffers lymphedema, fluid is retained in the body, which then causes the body’s tissues to swell. People suffering lymphedema are at risk for infection when fluids of the body, such as interstitial fluid, are returned […]

Abdominal aneurysm surgery

For many patients, there is nothing scarier to hear come out of a doctor’s mouth than the word “aneurysm.” This is likely because we have been conditioned by television and the movies to think of aneurysms as scary medical conditions that can strike without warning, bursting and causing immediate death. But what if I were […]

What makes triglycerides high?

Triglycerides are the most common kind of fatty molecule in most living organisms. A triglyceride is a glycerol which has been esterified with three fatty acids, which is why the prefix “tri” appears prominently at the beginning of the word. We hear a lot about triglycerides as they related to health, and how having too […]

Arrhythmia symptoms

When a person talks about arrhythmia symptoms they are having they are talking about symptoms that are caused by a heart rate or heart beat that is abnormal. A normal heart rate is 70 beats per minute. However if you are an athlete your heart rate may even be a little slower than that and […]

Pulmonary arterial hypertension

Pulmonary arterial hypertension is a type of blood pressure that affects the arteries of the lungs and right side of the heart. It begins when the small pulmonary arteries (lungs arteries) and capillaries become blocked, narrowed or destroyed. This makes the heart difficult to flow the blood through the lungs, thus increase the blood pressure […]

Blocked arteries symptoms

While most people look into heart attack symptoms, many do not know about the symptoms of a blocked artery. This is a condition which is just as serious as a heart attack as it is life threatening and can lead to other possibly fatal health issues as well. If you want to prevent a blocked […]

Causes of high triglycerides

Blood pressure and cholesterol aren’t the only things that need to be paid attention to in regards to heart health; triglycerides should also be in that category. Triglycerides are a type of fat found in the blood that the body uses for energy; they are the main storage type of fat in the body.  When […]

HDL booster

When thinking about cholesterol, people often assume that lowering the bad cholesterol is the best, or only, option. Try this for a change: instead of looking at the negative, focus on the positive. There are two important kinds of cholesterol (for nutrition’s sake), LDL (bad) cholesterol and HDL (good) cholesterol. HDL is the archenemy of […]

Cholesterol screening test

If you have an upcoming cholesterol screening test then you may want to know exactly how it works, what is discovered, and what to expect when you go in for the test. Cholesterol screening tests are not uncommon but most people do not know exactly what they are and how they work. Most people will […]

Cardiomyopathy

Your heart is, by far, the most important muscle in your body. The heart muscle has two specific movements that it completes. The first is a constriction or squeezing and the second is a relaxation. As it beats (or pumps) the heart takes in blood and oxygen from your organs and sends out fresh blood […]

Heart attack symptoms

One of the many ways that heart disease manifests itself is in the form of a myocardial infarction, which is also referred to as a heart attack. The heart is a muscle and in order to pump consistently and keep the rest of your body functioning, it must have blood and oxygen. A heart attack […]

Abdominal aortic aneurysm

In order to understand what an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is and the implications, it is essential to know about the structure and function of the aorta. The aorta transports oxygenated blood from our heart to rest of our body parts. The aorta runs starting from the chest and ends into the abdomen. At the […]

Atherosclerosis prevention

The arteries in your body are responsible for carrying blood from your heart to your organs and feeding your body with oxygen. Should this flow be interrupted or slowed, then you risk not only overtaxing your heart, but your organs are at risk for failure. In the case of atherosclerosis, this is exactly what happens. […]

Symptoms of high cholesterol

Cholesterol is a substance that is made naturally by our bodies. It is a fatlike substance with a waxy texture and is necessary for healthy functioning of the body. The body needs cholesterol to produce hormones throughout the body, as well as producing vitamin D and bile acids used to digest fat in our diets. […]

Heart attack risk factors

Heart attack risk factors are the habits and conditions that increase the risk of suffering a heart attack or other heart diseases. Existing heart diseases may also worsen with the presence of these risk factors. There are several such known risk factors some of which can be controlled and some cannot. Some of the controllable […]

Intracranial hypertension

Intracranial hypertension literally means too much fluid in the skull. In the skull, a layer of cerebrospinal fluid surrounds the brain to cushion it against movement and impact. With intracranial hypertension, this fluid becomes under pressure because there is too much in the skull, and bone cannot expand. There is too much fluid in a […]

Causes of high blood pressure

As the heart pumps blood around the body, the blood exerts a force on the walls of the arteries and other blood vessels as it flows through them. This pressure is known as the blood pressure. The normal level of blood pressure for an individual is having a high of 120 mmHg and a low […]

Lymphedema therapy

Lymphedema is a disease which occurs when the soft tissues of the body start to swell because of fluids starting to collect in the gaps in and between cells. This disease occurs more frequently in the arms and legs of individuals though it can sometimes be noticed in other areas such as the abdomen, neck […]

Low cholesterol symptoms

We have all heard about how bad high cholesterol is for our body but most people do not think about what could happen if our cholesterol levels were actually too low. Know one really ever talks about having really low cholesterol because all the focus has been on preventing high cholesterol. Believe it or not […]

High blood pressure diet plan

High blood pressure is known as the silent killer. It is known as such due to the fact that many people never know they have the disease until they have a severe complication of it. High blood pressure affects over 72 million adults in the United States on average. That means that on average every […]

Ischemic heart disease

Ischemic heart disease is known to a lot of people as coronary artery disease. It is a condition characterized by deposit of fatty acids that are accumulated in the wall lining of the coronary arteries. This can interrupt the flow of blood supply when fatty deposits eventually build up around the two main coronary arteries. […]

Ventricular tachycardia

Ventricular tachycardia is the term for a fast heart rate that begins in the ventricles, the lower section of the heart. It leads to a fast yet regular heart rhythm. However, it can lead to ventricular fibrillation, which is a fast yet irregular heart beat. With this, the heart may beat so quickly and irregularly […]

Coronary atherosclerosis

Coronary atherosclerosis is a type of atherosclerosis that involves a build up of plaque on the lining of the arteries. Plaque is a waxy type substance that can be fatty deposits, fibrin, calcium and the products of cellular waste. This process causes the walls of the arteries to thicken and become less pliable. The blood […]

Cardiovascular exercise

The human cardiovascular system is also called the human circulatory system. The main components of the cardiovascular system are the heart, blood and the blood vessels. The heart pumps the blood while the blood vessels carry and deliver the blood throughout the body. Veins are blood vessels that carry blood towards the heart. Except the […]

Heart attack prevention

Although there are many ways to prevent heart disease, there are also several health patterns that can increase someone’s risk. In the past, heart disease was the number one killer of adults over the age of 50, but thanks to medical research and people taking better care of themselves, heart disease is less deadly than […]

Muscle spasms

This is a very common issue that many people face. Muscle spasms do not discriminate to age or gender so just about anyone can be affected by them. Depending on your situation, muscle spasms may or not may be a serious issue. It may just be a minor pain that occurs irregularly but it could […]

Coronary heart disease symptoms

The coronary arteries are the main blood vessels that bring oxygen, blood, and nutrients to the heart. However, these arteries can become diseased, blocked, or damaged over time or because of specific conditions. When this occurs, the umbrella term for any type of damage or other issue with the coronary arteries is coronary heart disease. […]

Mitral valve prolapse

It is extremely common knowledge that heart disease is one of the major killers of men and women after a certain age in the United States. But did you know that heart disease is a term that is used to talk about a number of problems within the heart, and that when someone suffers what […]

White coat syndrome

A lot of attention is paid to the now well known syndrome called Munchhausen or Munchhausen by proxy. Munchhausen syndrome is when a person makes themselves sick in order to get attention from medical professionals. Munchhausen by proxy is when that person gets someone else sick, like their spouse or child, through poisoning or other […]

Atrial fibrillation treatment

Atrial fibrillation is a type of arrhythmia; in fact, it is the most common type. It affects about two million people in the United States alone, most of whom are elderly. In someone with atrial fibrillation, the electrical signals that fire off in the atrial, or upper, chambers of the heart are not regular. These […]

Temporal arteritis

Temporal arteritis causes inflammation inside some of your arteries. This causes large cells to be developed in the wall of these infected arteries, hence its alternative name Giant Cell Arteritis. If you do have this condition, treatment needs to be started immediately as the outcome could be serious if left untreated. Symptoms The symptoms of […]

Systolic blood pressure

Many people understand that blood pressure is very important, especially if it is high. Blood pressure is, basically, the amount of pressure that blood puts on the walls of the blood vessels it moves through. There are two pressures that are measured when someone takes a blood pressure reading: the first is the systolic blood […]

Pulmonary stenosis

Pulmonary stenosis is a narrowing of the pulmonary valve in the heart. This causes the right ventricle to have to pump harder in order to get enough blood past the narrow blockage for the body to function. Without the pulmonary valve opening to its full potential, the blood flow from the right ventricle to the […]

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy causes

Many people may not know that there are a number of different afflicts that can directly affect their heart. One of these, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, is a disease that takes place within the heart’s muscle and causes the lining of this muscle to thicken without any known cause or origin. In fact, this problem is one […]

Low blood pressure signs

We often hear about how bad having high blood pressure is, and for many of us, one of our dietary and heath goals is to lower our blood pressure before it becomes a problem. However, it is possible to lower it too much or to have a condition that causes low blood pressure, also called […]

Coronary heart disease

Also known as coronary artery disease, coronary heart disease is caused when the smaller blood vessels that deliver blood and oxygen to the heart become narrowed. Most of the time atherosclerosis is the main cause of coronary heart disease. Atherosclerosis is a term that describes when fatty plaques build up on the walls of the […]

Triglycerides too high

Triglycerides are basically the fatty deposits which are stored in the body. The carbohydrate in the body is converted into glucose to produce cellular energy. Any excess amount of this glucose is transported to the liver where it gets converted into glycogen and is stored as an important source of energy in muscles. Once your […]

Orthostatic hypotension

Orthostatic hypotension, sometimes referred to as postural hypotension, is a type of low blood pressure. Generally, a person experiences orthostatic hypotension when standing up, either from a sitting position or from lying down. The most common symptoms of orthostatic hypotension is a slight dizzy feeling or a feeling of lightheadedness. Generally, these symptoms only last […]

Cardiomyopathy symptoms

Cardiomyopathy is a very serious heart disease. It is classified as a secondary disease if it is associated with other diseases affecting the organs. It is classified as the primary heart disease when there are no other causes for it found like high blood pressure, heart valve disease, arthrosclerosis or congenital heart defects. Alcohol abuse, […]

Trans fatty acids and cardiovascular disease

Many people are confused about what is considered healthy and what is unhealthy these days. It seems there is always something to look out for that can cause us harm and yet these ingredients that are so bad for us are in so many of our favorite foods. We hear about saturated fats, unsaturated fats, […]

Postural hypotension

Hypotension is the medical term for low blood pressure. It means the person has abnormally low blood pressure. If the systolic pressure is below 110 and the diastolic blood pressure is below 70 it means that the person is in a state of hypotension. There are several conditions that can cause low blood pressure. Postural […]

Aneurysm symptoms

While it is not always the case, sometimes when you have an excruciating headache—you know, the ones during which it feels like an ice pick is being driven through your skull—it feels like there might be something wrong. The pain, so intense, can make you frightened to go to sleep because you don’t know what […]

Acute coronary syndrome

Acute coronary syndrome is a sudden lack of blood flow to the heart. It is usually caused by arteries that have become dangerously blocked by plaque. People who have this syndrome have symptoms that very much resemble a heart attack. Acute coronary syndrome is a term that covers the entire group of symptoms that are […]

Sinus tachycardia

Sinus tachycardia is a condition that occurs when the sinus rhythm of the heart beats over 100 beats per minutes. This heart condition is commonly found with myocardial infarction. The increased rhythm starts from the senatorial node which is located in the right atrium of the heart and is responsible for heart rate. A normal […]

Normal cholesterol levels

Cholesterol is very important for a variety of reasons and it is absolutely necessary to maintain a healthy cholesterol level. Normal cholesterol levels will vary by person but generally there is a range that you can follow to make sure you do not have any major cholesterol problems. However, first you should know why it […]

High blood pressure symptoms

You always want to avoid having an exceptionally low or high blood pressure level as there are many health problems that either can create. Blood pressure is the measurement of the blood flow multiplied by your blood vessel’s resistance level. If you have a high blood pressure then you essentially have hypertension and while some […]

Bradycardia

When a person is diagnosed with having bradycardia it means that they have a heart arrhythmia and that their heart beats at a rate slower then 60 beats per minute. It is caused by a disruption of the normal electrical impulses that control the rate at which the heart pumps blood through the circulatory system. […]

Heart attack treatment

Having a heart attack is a serious situation that not only requires extensive treatment, but will probably also require a change in lifestyle from that day forward. Although causes for a heart attack may differ, generally once someone suffers from a heart attack he or she must do the best they can to reduce stress […]

Cholesterol medications

There are many commercials and magazine ads for cholesterol medications. So many, in fact, that high cholesterol has begun to seem like a normal, everyday occurrence and nothing to worry about. In reality, high cholesterol—especially high LDL cholesterol that goes untreated could kill you or leave you permanently disabled. If you don’t know anything about […]

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy

When someone is diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy it means that they have an abnormal thickening of the heart muscle wall. When someone has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy it also means that the blood flow of the heart may be somewhat obstructed because of this thickening. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is the leading cause of sudden heart attack and death […]

What causes heart disease

There are many different diseases that people must try to ward off throughout their lives. Some that immediately come to mind are Hepatitis, the flu, mono and other catchy illnesses. But there are some illnesses that you can’t catch through conventional methods. They may be passed on through certain hereditary factors, accidents, birth defects or […]

Aortic aneurysm

An aortic aneurysm is a bulge in the aorta wall that can be compared with a bulge on an over-inflated inner tube. The aorta is the main artery that leaves the left chamber of the heart. It goes downward from the chest and through the abdomen and continues into the pelvis. The aorta is the […]

Best cholesterol lowering supplements

If you are like most people you do not want to take statin drugs to lower your cholesterol levels because of the dangerous side effects. You can lower your cholesterol levels naturally with Xtend-Life’s Cholest-Natural (Lipi-Rite). Cholest-Natural may well be considered to be the world’s top option for lowering cholesterol naturally by many people. Xtend-Life […]

Chronic venous insufficiency

Chronic venous insufficiency is a condition that affects many people. The condition occurs because the veins in the legs weaken and simply lose their ability to pump enough blood throughout the body. Chronic venous insufficiency is also known as CVI. While the diagnosis is not something that anyone wants to experience it is not all […]

Left side chest pain

The various aches and pains that you can feel in your body are collectively frightening, especially if you are not a doctor, nurse, emergency medical technician or other experienced medical professional. Many of the normal aches and pains you feel could be the result of either a simple problem or a life threatening condition. To […]

Atherosclerosis treatment

Atherosclerosis is hardening of the arteries which is also known as arteriosclerosis. Healthy arteries are strong and flexible which is necessary to carry oxygen and nutrients throughout the body. Arteries are lined with endothelium which works to keep the inside of the arteries smooth to ensure blood flow. When cholesterol damages the endothelium it creates […]

High blood pressure signs

There are usually no signs to point to high blood pressure. The patient can feel perfectly fine and have a high blood pressure and never be aware of it. One of the high blood pressure signs that can occur, albeit rarely, are frequent headaches, but this is not usually the case. Having your blood pressure […]

Cardiac arrhythmia

Arrhythmia is the term used for an irregular heartbeat. It can also be called dysrhythmia. This condition can be caused by several different factors. Some of them include coronary artery disease, change in the heart muscle, heart attack, heart surgery or an imbalance in electrolytes in the blood. Although these can be common triggers of […]

Cardiac rehabilitation

For anyone who has suffered from a heart attack, has had heart surgery or suffers from any form of heart disease, cardiac rehabilitation is an important step in the recovery process. Cardiac rehabilitation offers a person support in many phases regarding the overall health of their heart. The phases of cardiac rehabilitation range from exercise, […]

DVT prevention

DVT or deep vein thrombosis is much more common than most people know. It affects one in 1,000 people each year. It can be mild to severe. If complications occur it can result in death. Deep vein thrombosis is diagnosed when blood clots are present in the large veins of the legs, the pelvis, or […]

Pulmonary hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension occurs when the pressure in the pulmonary circulation is elevated. This is usually caused by a constriction of the arteries that provide blood to the lungs. When there is a constriction, it will be difficult for the heart to pump the blood to the lungs and it will cause a stress on the […]

Coronary angioplasty

For people who have a blockage in a coronary artery a procedure called a coronary angioplasty may be necessary. A coronary angioplasty involves using a balloon to re-open a coronary artery that contains a blockage in order to allow the blood to flow smoothly to the heart. The blockage in a coronary artery is caused […]

Stroke prevention

According to the Center for Disease Control there are many things that people can do whether they have had a previous stroke or not to reduce their chances of having a stroke in the future. These things include changing diet and implementing exercise, reducing chance of heart disease, controlling high blood pressure and other chronic […]

Cardiac bypass surgery

People who have coronary artery disease have narrowing of the arteries that pump the blood to all of the organs and tissues of the body. If these blood vessels are narrowed, the heart has a very hard time pumping blood to the extremities. This can cause heart damage. Some people can improve with medications or […]

Endocarditis

The medical term endocarditis is used to describe the inflammation of the heart’s inner layer. The inner layer of the heart is called the endocardium. When the endocardium becomes infected it is due to the growth of bacteria on one of the heart’s 4 valves. The infection is a mass that can be caused by […]

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is caused when the two upper chambers of the heart beat irregularly and often rapidly. These upper chambers are also known as the atria. The irregular beating of the heart is also known as arrhythmia and can be constant of can come and go. Normally the blood pumps out of the chambers, but […]

Peripheral artery disease

The arteries in your body are responsible for carrying oxygenated blood to your tissue and organs so that you can move around and function as normal, but what happens when this flow becomes impaired? Well for starters, you might feel cold or tingly limbs, especially in your hands and feet. You might experience pain when […]

Heart disease prevention

Almost everyone knows or has known someone that suffered from heart disease, or maybe you suffer from heart disease yourself. Heart disease has become the major killer in the United States. There are many contributors that can lead to heart disease, but a lot of them have to do with your lifestyle and habits. Of […]

High blood pressure

High blood pressure is a very serious condition and should be treated appropriately. If caught and treated early on, you can prevent irreversible damage being done to your heart and other important organs. High blood pressure, that is uncontrolled, will accelerate the hardening of the arteries and contribute to the accumulation of cholesterol plaques on […]

Hypotension

Hypotension is the medical term for low blood pressure. Hypertension is the medical diagnosis for people with high blood pressure readings on a consistent basis. This is a tell tale sign of cardiovascular disease. So most people strive to have blood pressure readings within normal limits. Some people would even think it would be good […]

Congenital heart disease

Congenital heart disease is a type of heart dysfunction that is present from birth. It can be a congenital malformation of the heart, or something else. Almost every hundredth child is born with some kind of congenital heart disease. These malformations happen to a fetus while it is still in the uterus. Sometimes children (and […]

Exercise to control high blood pressure

Do you experience some problems with your blood pressure? There are a number of ways to improve this situation and exercise can be one of them. Actually, regular exercise can help you a lot to solve some health problems and to control blood pressure. There are a couple of easy things that can really help […]

Prevent heart disease without medications

All types of heart disease that are not congenital can be prevented. There are three basic recommendations to help people keep heart disease from happening. It is very important to be aware of the fact that any heart disease is very dangerous and can lead to death. This serious risk is the reason that certain […]

Blood pressure in children

Monitoring blood pressure in infants and children is a critical task for any parent or physician. Babies with high blood pressure might be at risk for very serious health problems, and getting this blood pressure under control immediately can significantly reduce this risk. It is very obvious that obese children are growing rampant these days. […]

Atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis is an illness that affects the arterial blood vessels, as well as a long-term swelling reaction in the arteries’ walls due of the build up of macrophage white blood cells. It is also characterized by Low-density (particularly tiny particles) Lipoproteins (plasma proteins that absorb triglycerides and cholesterol), without sufficient elimination of cholesterol and fats […]