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1). High Blood Pressure Reduction Measures  By : Amanda Baker
High blood pressure is a major health problem that affects many people - a lot of which don't even realize that they have it. Often, people are told that changes in their diet and exercise habits are enough to control blood pressure, without the use of medication. This is especially helpful for people with mild to moderate blood pressure levels.

2). Why High Blood Cholesterol Is Dangerous  By : Kim Beardsmore
Cholesterol, like fat, cannot move around the bloodstream on its own because it does not mix with water. The bloodstream carries cholesterol in particles called lipoproteins that are like blood-borne cargo trucks delivering cholesterol to various body tissues to be used, stored or excreted. But too much of this circulating cholesterol can injure ar...

3). Health and Fitness Essentials – The Cardio-vascular Workout.  By : Baymaster
To accomplish a good cardio-vascular workout all you really need is a good pair of running shoes. Most cardio-vascular exercise needs little or no third party apparatus to help you accomplish your routine. Running, dancing, walking can all be done with no equipment (well, if dancing, then maybe some music would help). Other forms of cardio are step...

4). Psychological Benefits of Exercise  By : Ciara Carruthers
But, what IS aerobic exercise?? According to the definition from the Global Healing Centers website, “Aerobic exercise is a type of movement such as running or cycling that gets your heart pumping faster and increases your oxygen intake.” Fine examples of aerobic exercise are; running, dynamic yoga, cycling, fast walking, circuit train...

5). Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP) - A Heart Condition  By : Sharon Hopkins
Mitral Valve allows blood to flow in one direction from the atrium (upper chamber) to the ventricle (lower chamber). It is one of the four valves separating different chambers of the heart. Mitral valve causes problem if it doesn’t open and close as per its functionality. It causes blood to leak backwards into the upper chamber of the ...

6). Open Heart Surgery Recovery Is a Full-Time Job  By : Maggie Lichtenberg
You are now home from the hospital, and while the healing process is well underway, or you would not have been discharged, there are miles to go. There seem to be so many instructions to remember. You simply will not be up to much in the first few weeks, and in some cases, for several more. I won’t understate this. Yes, an upbeat approach by the ho...

7). Healthy Heart Awareness  By : Alanni9799
Healthy heart awareness is coming up in February. Do you really know if you have a healthy heart? How do we know? We only know after something happens. We always think it can’t happen to us. Having a healthy body gives you a healthy heart. So here are some tips to keep your body healthy. 1. You need to take a really good v...

8). Congenital Heart Disease – Open Heart Surgery For Babies and Toddlers  By : Andrew Johnson
On 1 December 2002 I had little exposure to heart disease however only 10 days later was at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) bedside of our newborn baby who required lifesaving open heart surgery. Whilst many diseases are extremely well known, the following are little known facts: • Heart defects are present in 1 in 100 b...

9). Exercise Bikes – How Far They Have Come  By : Dave Robinson
The exercise bike has long been the type of exercising that people just love to do. Why? It is relatively easy to do and it allows people to exercise at virtually any time, in a number of different ways. It is through these bikes that people can tone muscle or lose weight. They can find an excellent amount of help through these bikes as well. If yo...

10). Heart Attacks, Silent And Deadly  By : Mayur
Heart disease is one of the nation’s deadliest killers taking the lives of almost one million Americans each year. Each of us has a different susceptibility to cardiovascular disease. Your fitness level and what you eat plays a major role. Approximately 64 million Americans have cardiovascular disease, and here’s the shocker; as many as 40 percent ...

11). Know Your Heart Health  By : Denton Krypps
We all know that keeping up with our heart health is an important thing to do. We all know that there are a wide variety of factors that cause heart problems, and we should know by now that there are some basic ways to help protect the health of our hearts. What many people do not realize, however, is that keys to their heart health may be differen...

12). Signs Of High Blood Pressure  By : Karen Butterworth
High blood pressure is known as a silent killer. And probably most don’t even think about their blood pressure. However, high blood pressure can be quite fatal. There are some symptoms that can indicate that you have high blood pressure, and can prevent you from having a stroke. So continue reading as it might save your life or the life of someone ...

13). Serious Heart Attacks  By : Ryan Fyfe
Heart attacks are a very serious heart condition that 'attack' suddenly. They can be characterized by a spectrum of chest pains and discomfort as well as sweating, vomiting and nausia. Sometimes these symptoms can even result in a complete loss of consciousness. Heart attacks occur when the blood supply to a part of the heart is interrupted. This i...

14). Cardiovascular Disease and Women  By : Amanda Baker
Cardiovascular disease, also known as CVD, is the number one killer of men and women of all ethnic groups in the United States. Cardiovascular diseases include such ailments as high blood pressure, arrythmia, valve disease, congestive heart failure and stroke. Though worries of more "high profile" diseases such as breast cancer are on the forefront...

15). Help Prevent A Heart Attack: Get Moving!  By : Triston Huntsmin
Preventing a heart attack should be one of the things that concerns you most. After all, heart disease and heart attacks are some of the leading causes of death among people these days. And while it is obviously not possible to completely prevent having a heart attack, there are several important ways that you can help guard yourself against suffer...

16). Is Your Cardio Routine Doing More Harm Than Good?  By : Michael Geary
Before you start wasting hours upon hours on those boring treadmills, stationary bikes, and elliptical machines, let's examine if low-moderate intensity, long duration cardio exercise is really doing your body any good, or if it is mostly a waste of time. I hope you will concede upon finishing this article that there is a better way to get in great...

17). Begin a Cardiac Rehabilitation Program For a Heart Healthy Lifestyle  By : Maggie Lichtenberg
Two months after my open-heart surgery, through my cardiologist’s referral, I was cleared to begin a physician-sponsored cardiac rehabilitation program – a program of exercise and risk-factor education for individuals recovering from serious heart procedures and heart disease. Some patients are healed enough to begin sooner, some later...

18). 10 Ways to Avoid a Heart Attack  By : paul wilson1
A heart attack is known as a myocardial infarction. This occurs when the heart muscle is damaged or does not receive enough oxygen. Many cardiac related problems occur due to blockages in arteries that carry purified blood away from the heart to different parts of the body. Another cause is the formation of blood clots. Very often, it ...

19). Heart Rate Monitors – Your Essential Guide  By : Nick Carter
What is a heart-rate monitor? Monitoring your heart rate is easy: If you're living, you've got one. A heart rate monitor allows you to effectively train at your target heart rate for optimal results during competition. First you’ve got to understand how monitors work. Most look like wristwatches and combine timekeeping functions with h...

20). What Makes Our Blood Cholesterol High?  By : Kim Beardsmore
Your blood cholesterol level is affected not only by what you eat but also by how quickly your body makes LDL-cholesterol and disposes of it. In fact, your body makes all the cholesterol it needs, and it is not necessary to take in any additional cholesterol from the foods you eat. People with heart disease or those who are at high ris...

21). Warning Signs Of A Heart Attack  By : Jim Kapowski
Many individuals who experience signs of a heart attack allow them to go unnoticed. Ignoring the tale-tell signs of a heart attack can cause the problem to be much more serious than necessary, potentially leading to heart failure and even death. If you think you are experiencing a heart attack, seek medical attention immediately. This...

22). The Organ We Love - How The Heart Works  By : Tyler
Being the strongest muscle in the body, the hearts purpose is to pump blood through our blood vessels through rhythmic contractions. To regulate blood pressure and volume, the heart secrets "ANF", which is a very powerful peptide hormone. It affects the regulatory region of the brain, as well as the kidneys, blood vessels, and the adrenal glands.

23). Heart Diseases: New Guidelines for Detection and Treatment of Arterial Disease  By : Hector Milla
The American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association launched different guidelines related to peripheral arterial disease in order to help doctors and all healthcare professionals to treat in a better way this common condition. According to statistics, more than 12 million people suffer from Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD) in the...

24). Benefits of measuring your own blood pressure  By : Groshan Fabiola
The only way of constantly keeping track of your blood pressure is with the help of a blood pressure monitor. But be careful if you are going to acquire one because there are many types and models of blood pressure monitors available so you have to find the ones that suit you best. When suffering from high blood pressure it is very im...

25). Improving Cardiovascular And Mental Health One Step At A Time  By : Aurel Radulescu
One of the most natural things that an individual does every day is to walk. For years, this single act has been linked to improving cardiovascular health. The reason is because, generally, walking is a safe movement that isn’t likely to cause injury. New studies have shown that walking is also a terrific way to improve your mood. The next time you...

26). Health benefits associated with aerobics and cardio exercises  By : Tobias Clover
Aerobics and health benefits? Aerobics or aerobic exercises basically refer to the process of physical conditioning which is designed to improve respiratory and circulatory efficiency. The word ‘aerobics’ itself means ‘with oxygen’. This involves intense and sustained exercise such as swimming, cycling, jogging etc. So wh...

27). The Benefits of Having a Home Team Following Your Heart Surgery or Other Major Surgery  By : Maggie Lichtenberg
It’s essential to organize a Home Team before you go in for heart surgery, even if you have little time before your surgery to plan it. On the other hand, if you have just gotten home from the hospital, don’t worry it’s not too late. A Home Team is a group of friends and family who are willing to assist you in your recovery following your surgery. ...

28). Common Cardio Exercise|Workout Mistakes On Cardio Machines  By : Chris Chew
Cardio Exercise Machines – Common Cardio Workout Mistakes Cardio exercise machine workouts are great and fun for burning excess body fat and building good cardiovascular health. These exercises not only help to burn body fat fast it will also strengthen your heart and lungs and thus reducing your chances of getting high blood pressure,...

29). Littman Stethoscopes - Special Outstanding Features Of the Littman Stethoscope  By : Peter Lim
When it comes to health and the dignostic instruments and tools that are required to service health, the factors of quality, precision and accuracy are of the highest priority. For the medical doctor or nurse, nothing is more relevant and useful than the use of the stethoscope. Ask any doctor or health professional, and he would most l...

30). Cholesterol - Good, Bad...Huh?  By : Michael Russell
What IS Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a soft, waxy substance that's stored in the fat (lipid) content of one's blood stream. It's actually important to have a certain amount of "good" cholesterol in one's system. Cholesterol, and our other body fats, cannot dissolve in our blood. They must be transported by special carrier...

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