Category Archives: Health

How To Plan Your Diet To Help Manage Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (or AFib)  is a heart condition which causes the heart’s upper chambers pulse at a rapid and sometimes irregular pace, resulting in an irregular heart rhythm. Although some people with AFib experience no symptoms, it is a very serious condition. AFib can raise your risk of stroke and heart failure. For people who […]

When And How You Should Measure Your Heart Rate

Even though it’s something that few of us pay close attention to, your heart rate is an important indicator of your overall health.  Modern heart rate monitoring devices are now widely available to the public in the form of consumer grade electronics. These technologies empower consumers to keep a closer focus on their health by […]

What Is Hypertension?

Hypertension is a somewhat fancy word for something you’ve probably already heard of: high blood pressure. Hypertension is one of the most common medical conditions faced by modern people. It is so common that the Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimates as many as 1 in 3 American adults have hypertension. For most people, hypertension […]

How To Lower Your Blood Pressure With Lifestyle Changes

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

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. […]

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 […]