Monthly Archives: March 2016

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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