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Feb 15

Heart Disease: What you need to know

Heart Disease: What you need to know  Did you know that, in the United States, more women die of coronary heart disease each year than men? While the past 40 years have seen a reduction in heart attacks in men, the same has not held true for women. According to the American Heart Association – AHA, Heart […]

Feb 15

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) implicated in Sudden Cardiac Death

People who develop Atrial Fibrillation (AF) are at more than twice the usual risk for Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD); reveal US study findings published in JAMA Internal Medicine. A meta-analysis of the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study and the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) shows that AF was associated with a 2.5-fold increased risk for SCD (defined as death […]

Feb 14

February is Heart Health Month, Are You Doing Enough? Ultrasound Screening Could Save Your Life

February is National Heart Health Month, which raises awareness of heart disease. Heart disease is the leading killer among both men and women. There are many things we can do to stay heart healthy including eating a proper diet and getting plenty of exercise. It’s also important to know the signs of an impending heart attack: chest discomfort, shortness of […]