Monthly Archive:: April 2016

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How to Interpret EKG – Part 1

You will learn how to interpret EKG or ECG in several series. This is the first one. In this post, you will learn about EKG paper.  EKG paper is usually of green or pink color. It has several horizontal and vertical lines. The horizontal axis represents Time in seconds. The vertical axis

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How Aspirin Works, Uses, Side Effects & Who Should Avoid

Aspirin was commonly prescribed as pain reliever. Today it is used to manage heart diseases. But, how many of us know how it works, its uses and side effects? Probably most take it for granted. In this post, we will look into how Aspirin works in preventing and managing heart attacks. How

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How to Care for Your Heart After Bypass Surgery

After Bypass, the responsibility is yours. You need to work towards healing and getting back to normal life. Usually it takes 6 to 8 weeks. Your doctor must already have given a plan. However, we have  provided some crucial points which will help in getting your health back. Making Lists: As soon

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Why Being Fit Won’t Help Your Heart

Fitness and Health are not same. Sadly, they are used synonymously. Fitness is defined as conditioning of your body. Your ability to work or exercise. Health is defined as absence of disease and abnormality. Therefore, if you are fit, it doesn’t mean you are healthy. Take the idea further. You will realize

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12 Foods That Lower Cholesterol Naturally

Lowering cholesterol is vital for your heart. Cholesterol level is measured by the amount of LDL present in your body. It is believed that LDL (Low Density Lipoprotein) is the substance that forms as plaque along inner walls of coronary arteries resulting in heart attack. Therefore, by lowering LDL levels you lower

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How Sudden Cardiac Death Occurs & it’s Causes?

Sudden Cardiac Death is caused by Sudden Cardiac Arrest (loss of heart’s function). It is estimated that more than 300,000 deaths occur yearly from Sudden Cardiac Death in US. More than half of heart disease is Sudden Cardiac Death. And it’s leading cause of natural death. Sudden Cardiac Death is Different from

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How is Coronary Bypass Surgery Done & When?

Coronary artery bypass surgery is done using a healthy blood vessel to substitute damaged artery. When plaques build along the inner walls of arteries they restrict blood flow. A bypass surgery is done to bring the blood flow back to normal. When is Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery Recommended? This entirely depends on

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How Statins Work & Their Side Effects

Statins are medication used for lowering cholesterol. 80% of cholesterol is synthesized by human body while 20% come from diet. If cholesterol levels get high, Statins are used to bring it down. Statins can bring down the percentage of LDL to 50% and increases HDL by 15% within a short period. You

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18 Tips for A Healthy Heart

Your Heart is  a non-stop pump. It beats till death. Therefore, it is a priority to keep to your Heart healthy. Here are some tips to keep your Heart fit as fiddle: 1. Get 8 Hours of Sleep: It is important to have undisturbed sleep for eight hours. Only while your sleeping

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How Vitamin C Prevents and Reverses Cardio Vascular Diseases

We know the cause of Heart Attack is formation of lesion within coronary arteries. These formation of lesions, according to Dr Linus Pauling, occurs due to deficiency in Vitamin C. When one consumes large doses of Vitamin C, Heart Attack or any other Cardio Vascular Disease is prevented. Who is Dr Linus