heartburn

Heartburn and Your Diet

What you need to know about Heartburn Heartburn is a sensation of burning or discomfort typically experienced in the chest area or upper belly up to the throat. Heartburn is normally a result of an irritation of the esophagus (the tube that connec...
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hyperkalemia

Hyperkalemia: The Silent Killer

According to specialists in cardiology, electrolyte abnormalities, such as hyperkalemia, are associated with cardiovascular emergencies. Without emergency medical attention, these conditions can cause cardiac arrest and may even hinder resuscitativ...
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angina

Living Well with Angina

Angina is a symptom of a cardiovascular coronary artery disease caused by reduced blood flow to the heart and is characterized by pain, heaviness or pressure in the chest. Once diagnosed with angina, adopting these measures may help you manage your...
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cardiac

What to Do After a Heart Attack

 Heart attacks are one of the leading causes of death among men and women in the United States. Most will survive their first heart attack and return to normal life, but certain lifestyle changes must be made to lessen the risk of suffering additi...
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hearthealth

Take Control Over Your Heart Health

In 2012, ischemic heart disease was the cause of death among 7.4 million individuals worldwide (World Health Organization), making it the number one cause of death. The time to take control over your heart health is now, before an ischemic heart...
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wake-up

The Wake-up Call of Heart Disease

Many people believe that heart disease is just a temporary ailment because of the wide range of successful treatment protocols available, such as medicines, devices and surgery. But this is not so, sadly, because once you have heart disease, then y...
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cholest

New Guidelines on Cholesterol Drugs

Say the word "cholesterol" and many people will sit up and take notice for good reasons. According to our Cardiology department, Cholesterol has been shown to increase the risks for cardiovascular diseases, such as heart attacks and strokes, and fo...
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