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Can the Flu Trigger a Heart Attack?

Can the Flu Trigger a Heart Attack?

Getting sick with the flu causes enough misery; the last thing you need is additional worries. But you still need to know that the flu can trigger a heart attack or cause other heart complications that put you in the hospital’s intensive care unit.
Jan 11th, 2024
What to Know About Statin Therapy

What to Know About Statin Therapy

Statin therapy is not a miracle cure for heart disease, but it may be the next best thing since it can significantly decrease your risk of plaque buildup. Learn more about the benefits of statin therapy and why our specialist may recommend it.
Dec 15th, 2023
What Does an AFib Episode Feel Like?

What Does an AFib Episode Feel Like?

About 3-6 million Americans have a condition called atrial fibrillation (AFib), meaning an irregular heartbeat. Are you experiencing symptoms that you think might be AFib? Learn what this condition typically involves. 
Nov 13th, 2023
Heart Issues Younger Adults Should Know About

Heart Issues Younger Adults Should Know About

If it seems like the potential for heart problems is mostly a worry for older folks, keep reading. Several issues can increase a young person’s chances of developing cardiovascular disease.
Oct 1st, 2023
Benefits of a Defibrillator After a Cardiac Arrest

Benefits of a Defibrillator After a Cardiac Arrest

You may have seen a defibrillator in action while watching a medical drama on TV or at the movies. But did you know there are different types, and they can offer numerous benefits? Take a moment to learn more about these devices.
Sep 1st, 2023
Breaking Down the 6 Most Common Arrhythmias

Breaking Down the 6 Most Common Arrhythmias

Arrhythmia occurs when your heart beats too quickly, too slowly, or irregularly. Some arrhythmias are harmless, while others can quickly become life-threatening. Read on for a deeper dive into six common arrhythmias.
Aug 7th, 2023

How Stroke Risks Differ in Women From Men

Strokes are serious medical emergencies, and they’re a leading cause of death among women. But there’s good news, too: Most are preventable. Read on to recognize your risks for this problem and how to avoid it.
Jul 1st, 2023

Why You Should Monitor Your Exercise Heart Rate

You know exercise is key to your heart and overall health, and you want to ensure you’re getting the most out of your efforts. Monitoring your heart rate while you exercise is a great way to accomplish this.
Jun 1st, 2023

Heart Problems That Don't Have Symptoms

Most of us know to call for emergency medical help if we’re experiencing crushing chest pain, difficulty breathing, or other signs of a heart attack. But how do you deal with heart problems that don’t have symptoms? Our specialist provides insight.
May 1st, 2023

FAST: How To Recognize When Your Loved One Is Having a Stroke

No one wants to think about scary health events, especially strokes. However, knowing how to spot the signs can help you take action quickly. Read on to learn what the acronym “FAST” stands for when it comes to spotting the signs of a stroke.
Apr 3rd, 2023
8 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health in Just Minutes a Day

8 Ways to Improve Your Heart Health in Just Minutes a Day

Poor heart health is largely preventable and well worth the effort. In recognition of American Heart Month Month, Yogesh Paliwal, MD of Indus Cardiology Inc., in West Covina, Pomona, and Montclair, California, offers eight ways to improve your heart heal
Feb 1st, 2023
How Sleep Improves Your Heart Health

How Sleep Improves Your Heart Health

Regularly getting a full night’s sleep helps prevent high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and clogged arteries. Read on to learn more about how sleep impacts your heart health.
Jan 1st, 2023
Could You Have High Blood Pressure and Not Know It?

Could You Have High Blood Pressure and Not Know It?

High blood pressure is called “the silent killer” because it doesn’t always make itself known, until it’s too late. Learn more about this common condition, including practical ways to stay healthy by controlling your blood pressure.
Nov 1st, 2022
When Should You Start Seeing a Cardiologist?

When Should You Start Seeing a Cardiologist?

Considering nearly half of adults in the United States have cardiovascular disease, it’s a good idea for everyone to have a cardiologist on their healthcare team. This is even more important for those at higher risk for heart disease.
Oct 1st, 2022
Chest Pain: Is It Ever Normal?

Chest Pain: Is It Ever Normal?

Pain in your chest can be frightening because your first thought is that your heart is in danger. It may or may not be. Keep reading to find out what causes chest pain and when you should seek medical care.
Jul 1st, 2022
When Does Arrhythmia Require Treatment

When Does Arrhythmia Require Treatment

An arrhythmia is an irregular heartbeat. Though not all arrhythmias need treatment, it simply isn’t a symptom you should ignore. When does an arrhythmia require treatment? Click here to find out.
Jun 1st, 2022
What is Atrial Flutter?

What is Atrial Flutter?

Heart arrhythmias are scary, especially when they pop up unexpectedly. Atrial flutter is a type of arrhythmia that causes a fast, but regular heartbeat. Continue reading to learn more about atrial flutter, and what to do if you have it.
May 1st, 2022
Stress and Its Impact on Your Heart

Stress and Its Impact on Your Heart

Stress is pervasive, and so is its impact on your mental and physical health, including your heart. Read on to learn how you can manage stress and protect your heart.
Apr 1st, 2022
How Heart Disease Differs for Women

How Heart Disease Differs for Women

Men and women have distinct health care needs, obviously, but even among conditions they both face, there are some differences. In a family that has a history of heart disease, for example, it’s likely to manifest differently in women than in men.
Mar 1st, 2022
6 Common Myths About Atrial Fibrillation Debunked

6 Common Myths About Atrial Fibrillation Debunked

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is an arrhythmia linked to many health conditions like hypertension and heart disease. However, a large majority of people don’t consider AFib a serious health problem. Take a minute to learn about common AFib myths.
Feb 1st, 2022
Heart Attack vs. Cardiac Arrest: Why They’re Not the Same

Heart Attack vs. Cardiac Arrest: Why They’re Not the Same

While the terms heart attack and cardiac arrest are often used interchangeably, the two events are quite different. And understanding the differences is important in how you respond. Here’s a look at the difference between a heart attack and cardiac arrest
Jan 1st, 2022
Is Angina a Precursor to a Heart Attack?

Is Angina a Precursor to a Heart Attack?

Never ignore chest pain. Any pain in your chest could have harmless causes. However, it can also signal poor blood flow to the heart, which puts your heart health at risk. Is your problem angina or worse? Learn more to find out.
Dec 1st, 2021
What an Echocardiogram Can Reveal About Your Heart

What an Echocardiogram Can Reveal About Your Heart

If you’ve ever had heart problems, you know they can be scary. But understanding why you’re having symptoms can help. An echocardiogram is one of the diagnostic tests cardiologists use to know what’s happening with your heart.
Oct 1st, 2021

Diet Dos and Don’ts for Managing AFib

Do you suffer from atrial fibrillation (AFib)? If so, you might be able to help your heart stay healthier by changing your diet in small ways to reduce your risk of dangerous cardiac episodes.
Jul 22nd, 2021

4 Steps You Can Take to Prevent Heart Disease

It’s American Heart Month. Are you thinking about your heart health? You should. Here are four steps you can take to help prevent heart disease and extend your life, no matter what age you are.
May 27th, 2021

Who Should Have a Stress Test and How Often?

Have you been breathing heavily when going up the stairs at home? It might be time for a stress test to help determine if you have heart disease. Learn about the symptoms that may signal the need for a stress test.
Apr 6th, 2021