Heart Beat November 2016 Issue

Heart Attack Meds, Alcohol and Your Heart, Sound Therapy for Blood Pressure

In a study of almost 15,000 patients, Chinese researchers found that heart attack survivors who took medications to help prevent heart attacks tended to have less-severe events. Despite the common perception that moderate alcohol consumption is good for the heart, a recent study suggests that even one drink a day over a period of many years may raise the risk of developing atrial fibrillation (afib) by as much as five percent. A noninvasive therapy that balances right-side and left-side brain frequencies was associated with lower blood pressure, according to a study. The technology, called high-resolution, relational, resonance based, electroencephalic mirroring (HIRREM), also appears to help control migraine headache symptoms and improve heart rate variability

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