James Underberg's picture

How lipids (HDL and LDL) affect your heart health

Dr. James Underberg M.D.
Clinical Assistent Professor
William S. Harris's picture

Get heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids from fish or supplements

William S. Harris, PhD, FAHA
President and CEO
Michael McGillicuddy's picture

Massage therapy for hypertension: Alternative medicine can help

Michael McGillicuddy, LMT, NCBTMB
Owner and Director The Central Florida School of Massage Therapy Inc.
Sara J. Sirna's picture

Prevent heart disease with simple lifestyle changes

Sara J Sirna
Professor of Medicine
Muhammad A. Mirza's picture

Ensure you are ready for sexual activity after having a heart attack

Muhammad A. Mirza, M.D.
Founder and Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Amy Doneen's picture

Simple lifestyle changes that will boost your heart health

Amy Doneen, ARNP
Medical Director and Author
Michael R. Jaff's picture

Expert advice for managing Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Michael R. Jaff, DO
Professor, Medical Director, and Founder
Mellanie True Hills's picture

Expert advice on diagnosing and treating atrial fibrillation

Mellanie True Hills
Founder and CEO, StopAfib.org and the American Foundation for Women’s Health
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Heart Disease

Maintaining a healthy heart is vitally important to each and everyone of us. Heart diseases and conditions like low and high blood pressure, hypertension, arrhythmia, and high cholesterol are all contributing factors to more serious medical problems like heart failure, clogged arteries, heart attacks and strokes. Ensuring your heart is as healthy as it can be, our team of cardiologists, physicians, dieticians, and other medical professionals are here to give you reliable advice whether you need a change in diet or exercise, simply want to know how to monitor your blood pressure, before and after heart surgery, and even advice for heart stents, pacemakers, and angioplasty.

Managing high blood pressure effectively for seniors

Amealya Blake Registered Nurse Visiting Nurse Service of New York

An estimated one in three adults have high blood pressure while more than 50 percent of people over the age of 65 have high blood pressure as a diagnosis. Blood pressure is a measure of the force of your blood against the walls of your arteries - the blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to other parts of the body. High blood pressure can lead to the heart having to work harder than normal to pump blood to all the different parts of the body.

The following are some simple tips for you or your loved one to help manage high blood pressure.

Amealya BlakeRegistered Nurse

Amealya Blake RN, is a dedicated registered nurse with the not-for-profit Visiting Nurse Service of New York (VNSNY). VNSNY is the largest not-for-profit home- and community-based health care organization in the United States, serving the five b...

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Get heart healthy omega-3 fatty acids from fish or supplements

Omega-3 fatty acids – specifically EPA and DHA – are nutrients that help the heart to function optimally and are essential to a healthy life. Adequate omega-3 levels make the heart more resistant to irregular, potentially fatal, rhythm disorders, and below are key benefits they have on your heart health.

William S. Harris, PhD, FAHA President and CEO

Dr. Harris is an internationally recognized expert on omega-3 fatty acids and how they can benefit patients with heart disease. He obtained his PhD in Human Nutrition from the University of Minnesota, and did post-doctoral fellowships in Clinica...

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Prevent heart disease with simple lifestyle changes

Sara J Sirna Professor of Medicine Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

More than half of heart disease is preventable. Healthy habits including quitting smoking, eating a balanced diet, regular exercise, reducing stress, and going to your doctor for regular checkups are essential to preventing heart disease. Here is some quick advice to keep you in optimum heart health.

Sara J SirnaProfessor of Medicine

Sara J. Sirna, MD, is a non-invasive cardiologist at Loyola University Health System. She also is a Professor of Medicine at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Sirna’s medical interests include women’s heart health, the ma...

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Simple lifestyle changes that will boost your heart health

Amy Doneen, ARNP Medical Director and Author Heart Attack & Stroke Prevention Center

Did you know that chocolate, listening to music, and watching comedies can all be prescriptions for a healthier heart? A variety of simple lifestyle changes offer remarkably powerful protection against a heart attack, cutting risk by up to 800 percent. Some of the easy—often enjoyable— actions suggested may surprise or even delight you. Here’s a look at some lifestyle advice that do your heart good.

Amy Doneen, ARNPMedical Director and Author

Amy L. Doneen, ARNP is co-founder of the Bale/Doneen Method, which she and co-founder Bradley F. Bale, MD teach to healthcare providers. Their research on cardiovascular disease prevention has been published in such respected medical journals as...

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Expert advice on diagnosing and treating atrial fibrillation

Mellanie True Hills Founder and CEO, StopAfib.org and the American Foundation for Women’s Health StopAfib.org

Atrial fibrillation, often called “afib,” is an irregular heartbeat, a rapid heartbeat, or a quivering of the upper chambers of the heart, called the atria. Afib occurs because of a malfunction in the heart’s electrical system, and is the most common heart irregularity, or cardiac arrhythmia. According to the Mayo Clinic, afib affects more than 5.1 million people in the United States, and by 2050, the condition may impact the lives of more than 15.9 million. About 350,000 hospitalizations a year in the U.S. are attributed to afib.

Mellanie True Hills Founder and CEO, StopAfib.org and the American Foundation for Women’s Health

Mellanie True Hills, founder and CEO of StopAfib.org is now free of atrial fibrillation. She created StopAfib.org as part of the American Foundation for Women’s Health to share what she and other atrial fibrillation patients have learned and to ...

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Stay healthy and out of the hospital when living with heart failure

Heart failure is a frightening diagnosis to be faced with. It is a chronic, generally progressive condition that is one of this country’s greatest healthcare burdens. Heart failure can be caused by several different conditions, and the treatment will vary considerably from patient to patient. The clinical pattern will also vary as it can be acute or chronic, or a combination of both. As frightening and debilitating the condition can be, there are ways to manage the disease that can allow for a full and active life.

Monica M. Reynolds, MDCardiologist

BS: Massachusetts Institute of Technoogy - AeroAstro Engineering MD: University of Pennsylvania Residency: Mount Sinai Hospital, NYC Cardiology Fellowship: Beth Israel Hospital, NYC ...

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A heart healthy diet is your first step to prevent heart disease

Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States. What’s more, diabetes and obesity (both of which lead to heart disease) rates have reached epidemic proportions. Yet all three of these conditions can be prevented and even reversed with lifestyle changes that include healthy eating, regular exercise, and stress reduction. The following advice will help guide you on your way to heart health.

Brenda WatsonC.N.C, Digestive Care Expert

For more than 20 years, Brenda Watson, C.N.C., has dedicated her career to helping people achieve vibrant, lasting health through improved digestive function. A dynamic health advocate, she is among the foremost authorities in America today on o...

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How lipids (HDL and LDL) affect your heart health

Dr. James Underberg M.D. Clinical Assistent Professor Medicine and Clinical Lipidologist at New York University Medical School

If you’re even moderately interested in your cardiovascular system, you have probably encountered the term “lipid” before. Many people do not understand this term or know how it translates into real life complications, such as heart attack and stroke. Did you know that “lipid” is simply a medical term for fat found in the bloodstream? There are different types of lipids; the two major types of lipids are cholesterol and triglycerides.

Dr. James Underberg M.D.Clinical Assistent Professor

Dr. James Underberg, M.D., is a clinical assistant professor of medicine and clinical lipidologist at New York University Medical School and the NYU Center for Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease. He is the Director of the Lipid Clinic at Belle...

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Massage therapy for hypertension: Alternative medicine can help

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a serious condition affecting about one in three adults in America, and two-thirds of people over 65. Because blood pressure is the amount of force that blood pumps through your arteries, the more blood the heart pumps, the narrower the arteries, and therefore the higher the blood pressure. Severe hypertension can cause:

Michael McGillicuddy, LMT, NCBTMBOwner and Director The Central Florida School of Massage Therapy Inc.

Michael McGillicuddy, LMT, NCBTMB, owner and director, The Central Florida School of Massage Therapy Inc., and strategic industry expert, Massage Warehouse, has been a dedicated member of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA) for...

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Ensure you are ready for sexual activity after having a heart attack

A good indication of whether or not you’re ready to engage in sexual activity following a heart attack is your physical response to regular exercise. According to the American Heart Association, if you don’t experience the signs of a heart attack such as chest pain, shortness of breath and dizziness during exercise, you probably won’t experience these symptoms while you’re sexually active. There are still precautions you should take, however, following a heart attack.

Muhammad A. Mirza, M.D.Founder and Board Certified in Internal Medicine

Dr. Muhammad Mirza, M.D. is the Medical Director at Doctor Available, LLC, based in New Jersey, and the founder of ErectileDoctor.com. He is board certified in internal medicine and has had extensive experience as a practicing clinical physician...

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Expert advice for managing Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a serious condition that affects more and more people. The number of people with the disease worldwide has skyrocketed from about 164 million in 2000 to 202 million in 2010, according to new estimates from University of Edinburgh researchers. The disease occurs when fatty deposits accumulate in the peripheral arteries, restricting blood flow and oxygen to the legs and feet. The condition affects people of all ages, but more so the elderly, with 1 in 6 people older than 80 years being diagnosed worldwide.

Michael R. Jaff, DOProfessor, Medical Director, and Founder

Michael R. Jaff, DO is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, Chair of the MGH Institute for Heart, Vascular, and Stroke Care, Medical Director of the Vascular Center, and the Medical Director of the Vascular Diagnostic Laboratory at t...

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Achieve balance emotionally to ensure the best heart health

Life is a gift, and good health and a strong heart should be our most prized possession. Yet many people fail to treasure their health and their hearts until those blessings are gone. To ensure the health of the physical heart, one must care for the emotional and mental heart, and fill our lives with vibrancy, joy, love, laughter, hope, happiness, vitality, strength, and spirit. Here is some expert advice to achieve that balance.

Dr. Cynthia ThaikM.D.

Dr. Cynthia Thaik is a Harvard-trained, board-certified cardiologist, specializing in women’s health, cardiovascular health and congestive heart failure. She is the founder of Revitalize-U, A New Body Image, a wellness center focused on health, ...

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Reduce your sodium intake to help lower your blood pressure

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the American Heart Association call it the silent killer. With 1 in 10 U.S. deaths attributed to excess salt consumption, it is important more than ever that American’s adopt some simple changes to reduce their sodium intake and lower their blood pressure with this expert advice.

Caroline KlingeSpokesperson for LoSalt

Caroline graduated from Leeds University in 2000 with a Bachelor of Sciences (Honors) in Food Science and went on to work in other UK food companies including Baxters’ Food Group, another iconic Scottish brand who has established a presence in t...

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