Adults with diabetes are two to four rimes more likely to die from heart disease than adults without diabetes – but there are 7.6 million adults in the U.S. with undiagnosed diabetes. And as it goes undiagnosed, it’s doing damage to the body.
Around 2008, a visit to a cardiologist produced a wait-and-see diagnosis. The doctor didn’t say anything more about it, and Susan didn’t ask. She had no idea that a murmur was connected to valve disease.
PAD is a progressive disease that can limit circulation to the limbs, organs and brain. Left untreated, serious consequences like infections – even the need for amputation – may result. Early diagnosis can make a big difference.
Keeping cholesterol under control is essential to our health. Doing so may mean taking prescribed medication. We’ve got the scoop on the various treatments and how they work to lower cholesterol and the risk of heart disease and stroke.
Perhaps you have noticed, your blood pressure fluctuates, sometimes by quite a bit, and considering the many warning we have all heart about high blood pressure, those variations may be worrisome. So, are we right to be worried?
Peripheral arterial disease (PAD) is a narrowing of the peripheral arteries to the legs, stomach, arms and head — most commonly in the arteries of the legs. Survivor Elizabeth Beard shares the wisdom of her experience with PAD.
Ellie Brady was the picture of health, a wife and mother training for a half marathon. On a nine-mile training run she got out of breath. As the week progressed so did her symptoms — back pain, chest pain, uncontrollable chills — until she could no longer ignore them.
Just like those throughout the rest of your body, the blood vessels in the lungs are susceptible to hypertension. Blood pressure in the lungs is a different measurement than blood pressure throughout the rest of the body.
Cholesterol can be confusing — how can something that is necessary for human life, that is present in every cell, be bad for us?
In this fourth and final installment of our After a Heart Attack series, we want to share five steps you can take to prevent a second.
Hyperkalemia is too much of a good thing: potassium. When it occurs it can interfere with the electric signals produced in the middle muscle tissue of the heart, possibly leading to different types of heart rhythm problems.
People typically have a spectrum of emotions after a heart attack. Common feelings include fear, anxiety, depression, anger, loneliness - but also hope for the future as well as relief at having another chance.