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Does Intermittent Fasting Reduce Heart Disease?

Regularly fasting — severely restricting food and drink for a 24-hour period on one to two days a week — can potentially improve your risk factors related to heart health. Mayo Clinic September 28, 2017 Is it true that occasionally following a fasting diet can reduce my risk of heart disease? Answers from Francisco Lopez-Jimenez, M.D.: Maybe. Researchers aren’t sure why, but it seems that regularly fasting — severely restricting food and drink for a 24-hour period on one to… Keep Reading

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Returning to Life After Cardiac Arrest

Cardiologists need to be on the lookout for things that are not cardiological. American Heart Association News –January 11, 2018 Cardiac arrest survivors have trouble returning to work, social life Tom Parker was 32 when his heart suddenly stopped. At home in Washington, D.C., his wife quickly started CPR with guidance from a 911 dispatcher. An emergency medical technician arrived on the scene minutes later. Using a portable defibrillator, he shocked Parker’s heart to get it pumping again. Parker was… Keep Reading

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Antidote for Pradaxa’s Blood Thinning Side Effects

Idarucizumab, given by injection, appears to stop the effect of dabigatran and allow the blood to clot. Harvard Health Letter –February, 2016 There’s encouraging news for people who take dabigatran (Pradaxa), a newer type of blood thinner that’s had a rare side effect of uncontrolled bleeding during surgery or accidents. In October 2015, the FDA approved an antidote called idarucizumab (Praxbind), which may be able to reverse dabigatran’s blood-thinning effects. Dabigatran was approved by the FDA in 2010 and welcomed… Keep Reading

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Eating Chocolate is Associated with Reduced Heart Disease

It’s possible that people who like to eat chocolate do something else that offers heart protection, like eat a wide variety of healthful foods. Harvard Health Blog –June 16, 2015 –Howard LeWine, M.D. If you’re a chocoholic, the news out of England is tantalizing: middle-aged and older adults who eat up to 3.5 ounces of chocolate a day (that’s more than two standard Hershey bars) seem to have lower rates of heart disease than those who spurn chocolate. At least… Keep Reading

How Sleep Apnea Affects the Heart

  Researchers estimate that untreated sleep apnea may raise the risk of dying from heart disease by up to five times.   Harvard Heart Letter Published: February, 2013   Poor-quality sleep and heart disease are connected  We’ve all heard stories about super snorers, whose snorts and snores rattle windows and awaken the neighbors. Many of these people suffer from sleep apnea. In this condition, the airway becomes blocked, or the muscles that control breathing stop moving. Either way, breathing stops…… Keep Reading

The Benefits of Meditation

People who practice meditation are significantly less likely to have a heart attack or stroke or die within five years. Harvard Health Letter Published: August, 2013   Meditation offers significant heart benefits It helps reduce stress and anxiety, which can lower heart rate and blood pressure while reducing harmful hormones. There’s more to heart attack and stroke prevention than medications, exercise, and diet. The latest research confirms that people who practice meditation are significantly less likely to have a heart… Keep Reading

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