This page is unedited from the Mayo Clinic website. Overview Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that can increase your risk of stroke, heart failure and other heart-related complications. During atrial fibrillation, the heart’s two upper chambers (the atria) beat chaotically and irregularly — out of coordination with the two […]

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  From The Mayo Clinic. Thomas J. Salinas, D.D.S. Many studies have shown a connection between gum disease (periodontitis) and other serious conditions, including heart disease. Research suggests that periodontitis is associated with an increased risk of developing heart disease and that people with chronic gum disease have increased thickness of their neck blood vessels. There […]

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                                                                                   Image: StrokeAssociation.org By American Heart Association News A third of U.S. adults have had […]

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It’s not hard to learn the steps to do CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation). Our kids are being taught it in school. Now it’s your turn. The Beegees Stayin’ Alive helps this family learn, maybe it will help you.    Back to YOUR HEART  

In 1991 the television program 60 Minutes speculated that French people’s consumption of red wine may be responsible for their low incidence of cardiac disease. Americans jumped on the bandwagon; red wine consumption in the United States rapidly increased 44%. The following is condensed from Harvard Heart Letter by Julie Corliss The evidence that drinking red […]

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Below Harvard gives you the answers to three questions about your heart that you may have been curious about:   Back to YOUR HEART

  While shoveling isn’t dangerous for many people, certain people are at higher risk. The American Heart Association (AHA) recommends that both men and women should check with a doctor first if they don’t get regular exercise, have a medical condition or are middle-aged or older. If you must shovel, know the symptoms of a heart […]

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Condensed from the American Heart Association News Children are far more likely than adults to get headaches when having a stroke, a new study suggests. “Stroke should be considered as a possible diagnosis in any child with a headache and additional symptoms of weakness or numbness (in the face, arm or leg) or changes in […]

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