10 Surprising Signs of Heart Disease and Heart Attacks

10 Surprising Signs of Heart Disease and Heart Attacks

Symptoms such as cold sweats and lightheadedness may be directly related to your cardiovascular health. Know what to look for if you have heart disease risk factors.

Chest pain may be the first symptom you think of when you consider heart disease. But there are several other signs that your heart may be in trouble or that trouble is right around the corner. They may be symptoms that make you think of non-heart-related conditions. Shortness of breath, for instance, may lead you to think it’s a respiratory problem. Or bleeding gums could lead you to believe that the symptoms are isolated to oral health.

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  • New Diabetes Drugs Offer Heart Protection, Hope to Patients

    Your Heart and Other Conditions

    New Diabetes Drugs Offer Heart Protection, Hope to Patients

    Empagliflozin and liraglutide may help protect against serious cardiovascular events, while also helping to lower blood glucose.

    The search for diabetes medications that help lower blood glucose levels without adding risks to heart health has been going on for years. Ever since studies linked the popular diabetes drug rosiglitazone (Avandia) with greater heart attack risks about 10 years ago, researchers...

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  • Revascularization More Effective Than Exercise Alone for PAD

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    Revascularization More Effective Than Exercise Alone for PAD

    For many patients with peripheral artery disease, receiving a stent will help boost the benefits of regular exercise and reduce symptoms.

    A recent study suggests that procedures designed to improve blood flow in those compromised arteries can reduce future muscle scarring. Researchers presenting findings at this year’s American Heart Association conference found that placing stents in the blocked arteries or...

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  • Statins May Help Reduce Risk of Amputation in PAD Patients

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    Statins May Help Reduce Risk of Amputation in PAD Patients

    PAD results when plaque buildup in your leg arteries causes them to narrow to the point where blood flow is severely diminished to the muscles and tissue of the legs. If the tissue becomes so starved for oxygenated blood, it can start to die. In some cases, amputating the leg is...

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  • FDA Pushes for Sodium Restrictions

    Diet, Exercise and Supplements

    FDA Pushes for Sodium Restrictions

    The FDA is seeking input on plans to have food manufacturers and restaurants lower the sodium content in their products.

    Too much sodium in your diet is linked to high blood pressure, and Americans tend to consume much more than they should. In an effort to make our food a little less salty and more heart-healthy, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is calling on the food industry to start making...

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  • 10 Surprising Signs of Heart Disease and Heart Attacks

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    10 Surprising Signs of Heart Disease and Heart Attacks

    Symptoms such as cold sweats and lightheadedness may be directly related to your cardiovascular health. Know what to look for if you have heart disease risk factors.

    Chest pain may be the first symptom you think of when you consider heart disease. But there are several other signs that your heart may be in trouble or that trouble is right around the corner. They may be symptoms that make you think of non-heart-related conditions. Shortness of...

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  • Too Much Exercise; Slow Heart Beats

    Diet, Exercise and Supplements

    Too Much Exercise; Slow Heart Beats

    A large body of information supports the benefits of regular physical exercise and an active lifestyle on heart health. However, intensive exercise above a certain level may not offer additional benefit compared to moderate activity and may be harmful. Normally the activity of the...

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  • Download the Full September 2016 Issue PDF

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    Download the Full September 2016 Issue PDF

    Research suggests that, on average, Americans consume about 3,400 mg of sodium daily, which is almost 50 percent more than the recommended limit of 2,300 mg. Because most of that sodium is found in processed and restaurant foods, as opposed to the salt shaker, the FDA is focusing...

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