Heart Disease: Worse For Women Than Men?



I just found this health related video on YouTube ... and thought you might enjoy it! http://www.youtube.com/v/vCkDjDjbQxk?version=3&f=videos&app=youtube_gdata Do men really have it … [Read more...]


Tai chai benefits heart failure patients



Patients with heart failure cannot perform the physical exercise their body needs. Luckily, there are alternative forms of exercise which are low-intensity that cater not only to the patient’s … [Read more...]


Acupuncture for heart failure patients



Heart failure patients need physical activity but their hearts are too weak to do much exercise. So what's a heart failure patient to do? The answer is needles – the traditional Chinese practice of … [Read more...]


Heart failure care in the US needs to be improved



Heart failure is a condition wherein the heart gets weakened by disease that it can no longer pump blood effectively. Most often, patients with heart failure have other chronic diseases that include … [Read more...]


The best and worst US states in heart attack care



Somebody told me once that it all boils down to the right location, whether it’s real estate, business venture, or vacation. It seems it is the same when it comes to health care. In previous posts for … [Read more...]


Keeping sodium intake down: how difficult can it be?



Why is sticking to a low sodium diet so difficult? Apparently it is difficult mainly because of problems with diet. The recommended daily intake of sodium for patients with heart failure is 2 g or … [Read more...]


The non-medical needs of heart failure patients



Patients who are terminally ill and their caregivers get the so-called palliative care which focuses on reducing the suffering of the patients and easing the burden off caregivers and family members. … [Read more...]


Heart over head: cognitive problems in patients with chronic heart failure



Heart failure and cognitive decline - is there a link? This is the question that researchers from the University of California Davis Medical Center wanted to answer. It may not be evident but heart … [Read more...]


Why South African heart failure patients are young and female



Young and female - this is the typical demographic profile of heart failure patients in South Africa. "Heart failure patients in Soweto, South Africa, are more likely to be middle-aged and female … [Read more...]


The link between heart failure and bone fractures



Depression, poor quality of life, and now, increased risk for bone fractures. Is there no end to the problems facing heart failure patients? Unfortunately, a study by Canadian researchers found a link … [Read more...]


There’s no place like home: home monitoring program for cardiovascular patients



Is home monitoring by patients with heart disease and/or hypertension a feasible alternative? According to experts and results of recent studies, there's actually no place like home for monitoring … [Read more...]


Depression in heart patients: exercise plus psychological therapy work best



In a previous post, I touched on the beneficial effects of laughter and positive emotions on our heart and vascular system. It is very common however, that heart patients, especially those above 60, … [Read more...]


There’s no place like home: home monitoring program for cardiovascular patients



Is home monitoring by patients with heart disease and/or hypertension a feasible alternative? According to experts and results of recent studies, there's actually no place like home for monitoring … [Read more...]


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