Medication Recall: Trading High Blood Pressure for Cancer?

If you have high blood pressure, first of all, congrats on knowing you have it. If you’re taking a medication to help control it, you have to read this. In case you missed it, there have been a series of press releases and news stories on recalls related to several medications that belong to a family called angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB), which specifically include valsartan, … Continue reading Medication Recall: Trading High Blood Pressure for Cancer?

At atomic number 20, it affects your heart a plenty – Calcium and the heart!

The coronary arteries are blood vessels that supply the heart muscle. To be able to function normally, heart muscle cells need a continuous supply of blood. Most of the calcium within human body is found in bones and teeth. A small amount is dissolved in blood. As you age, some of this gets deposited in your blood vessels. Did you know that this calcium might … Continue reading At atomic number 20, it affects your heart a plenty – Calcium and the heart!

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words… and Your Heart!

‘Cardiovascular prevention’ is basically a fancy term for the following: Start exercising Lose weight Stop smoking Eat healthy Check your BP and cholesterol and treat if abnormal Despite how simple it sounds, it turns out that behavioral modification is really hard to achieve. Cardiovascular professional organizations and health authorities around the world endorse numerous evidence-based recommendations for the screening, prevention, and management of heart disease. … Continue reading A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words… and Your Heart!

9 Heart Healthy Gifts Under $99: Recommended by the clinical team at Heartbeat

Consumer health tech has been booming in recent years. With recent developments of consumer-friendly products that allow people to track their health in more sophisticated ways than ever, many are left wondering what their best bets are. Monitoring your health can help you track your progress more closely at home as you make, meet, and achieve your goals. Many of your new toys will have … Continue reading 9 Heart Healthy Gifts Under $99: Recommended by the clinical team at Heartbeat

News on fish oil, live from the American Heart Association meeting in Chicago

In case you are wondering what all the recent headlines about fish oil and omega-3 fatty acids are about, here is a breakdown. There were 2 large randomized controlled trials evaluating the role of fish oil supplementation for prevention of heart disease that were presented at the American Heart Association meeting in Chicago on November 10, 2018. Results were published by the New England Journal … Continue reading News on fish oil, live from the American Heart Association meeting in Chicago