Many heart attack patients not referred to cardiac rehab

| September 7, 2009

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, July 27 (HealthDay News) — Even though cardiac rehabilitation has been shown to guard against future heart trouble once a cardiovascular event has landed someone in the hospital, only 56 percent of these patients are referred for the therapy, a new study finds. Despite national guidelines that say hospitalized […]

Cardiac rehabilitation saves lives

| September 7, 2009

June 8th, 2009 Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death worldwide and a major driver of medical and economic costs, especially among older adults. It has long been established that cardiac rehabilitation improves survival, at least in middle-aged, low- and moderate-risk white men. Now a large Brandeis University-led study published in the […]

Cardiac rehabilitation: Building a better life after heart disease

| September 7, 2009

(MayoClinic.com) Cardiac rehabilitation is a medically supervised program to help you recover after a heart attack, from other forms of heart disease or after surgery to treat heart disease. Cardiac rehabilitation is often divided into phases that involve various levels of monitored exercise, nutritional counseling, emotional support, and support and education about lifestyle changes to […]

Breaking report confirms exercise better than angioplasty for stable coronary disease–Can it be true?

| August 31, 2009

In stable coronary artery disease (CAD), analysis has shown a 27% reduction of total mortality from exercise, compared to more aggressive intervention. At least four mechanisms are at play: better endothelial (coronary artery inner lining) function, reduced rate of coronary deposits, reduced clotting risk, and improved new arterial growth. When compared to balloon angioplasty with […]

Dr. Dean Ornish: Resuscitating Health Care Reform

| August 10, 2009

Mon, 08/10/2009 – 05:01 — popdd.com – Health reform is in danger of failing because the focus has been too much on who is covered and not enough on what is covered. Health care reform is primarily about health insurance reform, with the main battle being over coverage and the payment system. Of course, we need […]

Many Heart Attack Patients Not Referred to Cardiac Rehab

| July 28, 2009

MONDAY, July 27 (HealthDay News) — Even though cardiac rehabilitation has been shown to guard against future heart trouble once a cardiovascular event has landed someone in the hospital, only 56 percent of these patients are referred for the therapy, a new study finds. Despite national guidelines that say hospitalized patients with a qualifying cardiovascular […]

Taking Care of Your Heart

| July 14, 2009

July 6, 2009 The proverb runs like this, “Home is where the Heart is”. Literally as well a healthy heart is a by product of a healthy lifestyle, and vice versa. Biologically speaking the heart’s an organ consisting of involuntary muscles that work on their own without any physical intervention: a wonder of nature. This […]

What Is Angina Heart Disease?

| July 14, 2009

By Yogesh Mishra 06 Jul 2009 Angina heart disease is a fatal condition occurring due to myocardial ischemia as a result of the loss of balance between myocardial blood supply and demand for oxygen. The contraction of coronary arteries mostly causes disruption in blood supply resulting in arteriosclerosis and pain. This pain mostly occurs due […]

Fighting the Silent Killer, Heart Disease, With Exercise and Fat Loss

| July 14, 2009

There used to be a time when things like heart disease and high cholesterol were reserved for older folks. In fact, people in their 30’s and 40’s didn’t even give these subjects a second thought. That time is no more.   Nowadays, the numbers of individuals who are overweight have high blood pressure, high cholesterol […]

Learn to lower your risk for cardiovascular disease

| July 14, 2009

By Craig D. Hayward | For the Jackson Citizen Patriot Wednesday July 08, 2009, 1:40 PM It is commonly understood that numerous factors place a person at risk for cardiovascular disease, such as age, a high-fat diet, obesity, diabetes, stress, smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure and lack of exercise. We now know that exercise […]

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