How To Lower Your Blood Pressure With Lifestyle Changes

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure

High blood pressure is one of the most common medical conditions in the modern world. As many as 80 million Americans over the age of 20 suffer from high blood pressure — nearly 1 in 3 people. Also known as hypertension, high blood pressure can eventually lead to serious medical conditions, including congestive heart failure. […]

How to Diagnose Your Heart Disorders Using ECG or EKG Monitor

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If a doctor suspects that your heart is having issues, they may recommend that you get an electrocardiogram, which is usually referred to either an EKG or ECG. This test is meant to record the electrical signals being sent out when your heart is beating, and the test can detect multiple kinds of heart problems. […]

Things you should do when you travel with medical conditions

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There are many medical conditions that impact your life. But that doesn’t mean you should forego the chance to travel. Exploring the world is a great way to spend time with loved ones and enrich your own life. The fact that you have a medical condition shouldn’t necessarily keep you from living life to the […]

What Happens During the EKG Monitoring Procedure?

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An EKG or electrocardiogram is a type of heart test that tracks your heart’s electrical activity and shows it on a screen as a moving line or records it on moving paper. Doctors use EKGs to analyze the rhythm of the heart, detect abnormalities and check for cardiac issues that could cause severe health problems […]

When Do You Need Electrocardiography (EKG) and When You Don’t

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Your heart is one of your most critical organs. It’s a muscle comprised of four chambers that works like a pump. Your body’s natural electrical system makes your heart contract and this pumps your blood throughout your body. Sometimes, there are problems with the way the heart pumps blood. The best way of evaluating the […]

What Are The Benefits of A Take Home Heart Monitor?

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Often the best way for a primary care physician or a specialist like a cardiologist to understand how well a patient’s heart is functioning is to see it in action over time. Cardiac monitoring displays heart activity in a way that helps the doctor diagnose abnormal conditions.  Hospital-based monitors have a big disadvantage, though, because […]

Who is at Risk for Atrial Fibrillation (AF or AFib)?

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Atrial fibrillation, Afib or simple AF occurs when a person’s heart rate is irregular and often beats rapidly which can substantially increase the risk of heart failure, strokes and other heart complications. The two upper chambers of the heart (the atria) will beat erratically and irregularly, completely out of coordination with the lower chambers (the […]

What Are the Causes and Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation

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Atrial Fibrillation or AF for short causes a person’s heart to beat faster because of the two atria of the heart beating erratically and out of sync with the two lower chambers of the heart, also known as the ventricles.  Afib is a very serious medical condition, which may require emergency treatment if not kept […]

What Are the Symptoms and Causes of Bradycardia

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Bradycardia is the medical name for when an individual’s heart rate is slower than normal. The average healthy heart rate for an adult should be between 60 to 100 beats per minute. However, if you are diagnosed with bradycardia, your resting heart rate will be less than 60 times per minute.  The low heart rate […]