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Are You One of the 4 Million People at Risk for Leaky Heart Valves?

(BPT) – Did you know nearly one in 10 people aged 75 or older[i] suffers from a leaky mitral valve, or mitral regurgitation? And most don’t know it, attributing symptoms of fatigue or shortness of breath to just old age. In 2009, Kato Pomer was an active 92-year-old woman, still practicing child psychiatry, painting, gardening, Read more

People with kidney disease at higher risk for heart disease: Take charge and reduce risks through good nutrition and self-care

(BPT) – Heart disease is a big problem in the United States, especially for the more than 20 million Americans living with kidney disease. That's because kidney disease causes a variety of health problems that make it harder for the heart to pump blood effectively. But if you've got kidney disease, take heart - there […] Read more

So you have heart failure, now what? 7 tips for management

(BPT) – The common misconception about having heart failure is that your heart immediately stops beating. The reality is that heart failure can be a slow process that happens over time. Being diagnosed with the disease can be overwhelming, but you are not alone. At least one person is diagnosed with heart failure every minute, […] Read more

Protect your heart with these easy meal add-ins

(BPT) – What's the biggest threat to our health? It isn't cancer or even accidents, but heart disease. According to the American Heart Association, one in four deaths in the U.S. is caused by heart disease, which includes heart attack and stroke. This statistic is scary, but the good news is, there is something powerful […] Read more

Tackling Heart Health Head On: One Woman’s Journey to Coronary Artery Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

(BPT) – In 90-degree heat and with her heart pounding, Shawna Dukes was in her happy place as she sprinted up and down stadium stairs during the annual University of Texas women’s football training clinic. With determination in her stride, the physically fit, 58-year-old Texas native looked like she could take on anything. However, Read more

4 things you can do today to support your heart health

(BPT) – On the path to good health, it pays to follow your heart -- literally. A healthy heart is essential to supporting good overall health, yet many people ignore the warning signs that their heart is not as healthy as it could be. A 2016 survey from the American Academy of Family Physicians, conducted […] Read more

Longer battery life gives patient with heart condition a new outlook on life

(BPT) – By the time Emily H. turned 27, she had received her third life-saving heart device. While she was happy to be alive, she couldn't help but question why the implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) surgically inserted in her chest needed to be replaced with such frequency. At this rate, she would undergo three more […] Read more

Heart Racing? How Being Informed and Taking Action Can Stop a Common Heart Condition

(BPT) – For some, simple activities that others often take for granted - like walking around the neighborhood or doing chores around the house - can make them feel tired or dizzy. They may feel their heart racing or like a hummingbird is flapping its wings in their chest. These symptoms may point to atrial […] Read more

3 sneaky tricks of heart disease

(BPT) – As Americans, our health is far from perfect, but over the decades, we’ve seen great improvements to medical care and lived longer lives. But new health data in a recent report might shake up our complacency: The federal government finds that life expectancy for Americans has dropped for the first time in 25 […] Read more

Kicking off the New Year with a heart healthy start

(BPT) – It is almost time to ring in the New Year, which means it is an opportune time to focus on your health and wellness. If you or a loved one is living with cardiovascular disease (CVD), you may be dealing with many burdens, embracing a ccess to medications -- an increasingly common problem. […] Read more
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