Category: Heart Health

Hands Only CPR Helps Save Lives

April 10th, 2019
A Swedish review of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest data shows that rates of bystander CPR nearly doubled; compression only CPR increased six-fold over an 18 year period; and the chance of survival was doubled for any form of CPR compared with no CPR, ac… more »

Aspirin may not be the Answer to Heart Attack Prevention

March 27th, 2019
According to new guidelines published on March 18 by the American College of Cardiology, not enough evidence exists to show that aspirin can help prevent heart attacks and strokes. New Guidelines Have you been relying on aspirin to prevent a heart att… more »

September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

September 5th, 2018
More than 2 million Americans have atrial fibrillation, commonly known as AFib. Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month shines a spotlight on this condition. What is Atrial Fibrillation? Atrial fibrillation is an irregular and often rapid heart rate that… more »

Nick Foles’s Wife Has Little Known, but very Common Syndrome

July 11th, 2018
Nick Foles’s wife, Tori Foles has a little known disorder called postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome otherwise known as POTS. What is POTS? POTS is a form of dysautonomia, which is estimated to impact between 1,000,000 and 3,000,000 Americans an… more »

WHO Issues New Health Regulations for Saturated Fats

May 16th, 2018
A person’s diet should contain only 10 percent of saturated fats and one percent from trans-fats, according to new draft guidelines issued Friday, May 4 by the World Health Organization (WHO). New Guidelines The new guidelines issued by WHO is part of… more »