Controlling Stroke Risk, Eating Omega-3’s, Living with Congenital Heart Failure

If you can control risk factors, such as high blood pressure, you may be able to avoid or at least delay a first stroke. Even if you have a stroke, a healthy lifestyle before that event may go a long way in helping to prevent a second stroke and dementia. Eating more foods high in omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids was associated with a lower risk of a fatal heart attack among people without diagnosed heart disease, according to a study published recently. Advances in medications and medical procedures are helping individuals born with congenital heart defects live longer into adulthood than ever before.
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