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Are You At Risk For Myocarditis?

Are You At Risk For Myocarditis?

Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle which reduces our heart's ability to pump. Severe myocarditis can lead to serious health problems like arrhythmias, heart failure, and sudden cardiac death. Contracting a virus, such as COVID, is a risk factor for...

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How a Cholesterol Test Can Save Your Life

How a Cholesterol Test Can Save Your Life

Cholesterol is a fatty substance that exists in your blood. Doctors separate cholesterol into "good" and "bad" types. When people say they have high cholesterol, they usually mean they have excessive amounts of low-density lipoprotein (LDL cholesterol) in their blood....

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Diagnosing an Irregular Heartbeat: What is ECG Monitoring?

Diagnosing an Irregular Heartbeat: What is ECG Monitoring?

Irregular heartbeat or atrial fibrillation can have serious implications with regard to your cardiovascular health. Heartbeat irregularities can range significantly in type and severity, but in some cases may cause debilitating physical symptoms, as well as placing...

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Why Binge-Watching Is Bad For Your Health

Why Binge-Watching Is Bad For Your Health

A lot of people are guilty of binge-watching a TV show. You get hooked on a story and before you know it you've watched an entire season in one sitting. It turns out, this may actually be bad for your health. A study recently published by the European Journal of...

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Key Warning Signs of Heart Failure

Key Warning Signs of Heart Failure

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute defines heart failure as the condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body's needs.Some of the most common causes of heart failure include coronary heart disease, high blood pressure, and diabetes....

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Telltale Signs of PAD

Telltale Signs of PAD

1 in 20 Americans over the age of 50 has Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD).PAD is a condition that develops when fatty plaque builds up in the arteries and veins of the legs and limits blood flow. Just like clogged arteries in the heart, PAD raises risk for heart...

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Look Out For “Long COVID”

Look Out For “Long COVID”

February is American Heart Month and while COVID remains a threat, bringing awareness to heart health seems more important than ever. Individuals who have had mild or even no symptoms of COVID are experiencing what's referred to as "long COVID." This is when new or...

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The Omicron Variant & Atrial Fibrillation

The Omicron Variant & Atrial Fibrillation

While COVID-19 has been most frequently discussed as a respiratory infection, the virus can also have a profound impact on the cardiovascular system, especially for those with certain pre-existing conditions. With the recent surges in COVID cases brought about the...

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Do You Know Your Calcium Score?

Do You Know Your Calcium Score?

A coronary calcium scan (or heart scan) is a specialized diagnostic exam which measures the buildup of calcified plaque in the arteries of the heart.Your calcium score will give your cardiologist a more accurate picture of your risk of cardiac health issues. A higher...

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Arrhythmia: More Common Than You Think

Arrhythmia: More Common Than You Think

A normal resting heartbeat should be steady and regular, between 60-100 beats per minute. Arrhythmia is a cardiovascular issue in which your heart beats too slowly, too quickly, or at an irregular rhythm. It's actually quite common. Arrhythmias can originate from a...

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