Ask your doctor for a stress test

Ask your doctor for a stress test

Although uncommon, young, healthy and physically fit men and women can experience heart disease and heart failure More »

Simple tests can reveal heart issues

Simple tests can reveal heart issues

Learning about your heart issues before it\\\'s too late for a change in lifestyle to prolong your life is all too important More »

Exercise for at least 30 minutes five times a week

Exercise for at least 30 minutes five times a week

Exercise can add years to the average life expectancy. Get the entire family involved and have fun living a long and healthy life. More »

You only have one heart! Take care of it

You only have one heart! Take care of it

The younger you are when you take your heart health seriously the better your chances are of avoiding heart disease More »

 

Heart Disease Facts

Heart Disease in the United States About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the United States every year–that’s 1 in every 4 deaths Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. More than half

Heart Disease Prevention

By living a healthy lifestyle, you can help keep your blood pressure, cholesterol, and sugar normal and lower your risk for heart disease and heart attack. A healthy lifestyle includes the following: Eating a healthy diet. Maintaining a healthy weight.

Coreg vs. Bystolic – Beta Blockers

Not all beta blockers are created equally.  For about nine months, I took 3.125 mg of Coreg twice daily. While it seemed to work well with my other medications to improve my heart function, Coreg definitely affected my sex drive. 

Juice Plus+ is Essential

Nearly a year ago I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and kidney disease. Although my dream of living a long healthy life seemed out of my control, I took control and, with the help of mediation, diet and exercise,

Why Do I Have CHF?

Over and over again, I ask myself “why me”.  Why do I have congestive heart failure? As I look around society, I see so many others who are more likely candidates for heart failure than I am.  Not that I

Heart Catheterization

On Tuesday, March 22 2016, I’m scheduled to undergo a cardiac catheterization. According to the Mayo Clinic, “Cardiac catheterization (kath-uh-tur-ih-ZAY-shun) is a procedure used to diagnose and treat cardiovascular conditions. During cardiac catheterization, a long thin tube called a catheter

Smoothies

A smoothie is a thick and generally cold beverage made from blended fruits/vegetables and other ingredients such as dairy products, sweeteners, ice, soy milk, ginger, honey, yogurt, tea, nuts, seeds and/or nutritional supplements.  While not all smoothies are heart healthy,

Weightlifting

I’m new to this condition called “congestive heart failure” or just heart failure or CHF for short.  Since receiving my diagnosis four weeks ago, I’ve undergone a radical change in diet and exercise.  No longer do I push myself to

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