Author: Jackie A. Thayer

COVID-19 impacts heart health

ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) – American Heart Month has come to an end, but heart disease remains the number one cause of death in the United States. Now COVID-19 is also playing a role in cardiovascular health.

Heart health is a core aspect of life for Devon Brzezynski.

“I told myself at a really young age that I was going to take care of myself,” she said.

Brzezynski did not have much of a choice: she was born with a congenital heart defect. Her parents made the difficult decision to put their newborn under the knife for surgery.

“It was

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Heart disease is in the eye of the beholder

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In a new study from Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health, researchers have identified a potential new marker that shows cardiovascular disease may be present in a patient using an optical coherence tomography (OCT) scan—a non-invasive diagnostic tool commonly used in ophthalmology and optometry clinics to create images of the retina. The finding suggests it may be possible to detect heart disease during an eye examination.

In the paper published March 2, 2021 in EClinical Medicine by The Lancet, the research team examined lesions of the retina, the inner-most, light-sensitive layer of

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Good cholesterol may also increase your risk of heart attack, according to this study

We have often heard about good cholesterol and how it can protect our heart health. However, a study led by a team of researchers has now demonstrated that not all good cholesterol is healthy.

The study led by the Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute (IMIM) in Spain was published in the journal Metabolism, Clinical and Experimental.

Although drugs that lower bad cholesterol reduce cardiovascular risk, those that raise good cholesterol have not proven effective in reducing the risk of heart disease.

This paradox has called into question the relationship between good cholesterol and cardiovascular risk, and researchers are

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3 Surprising Ways To Support Your Heart Health With Dave Asprey

We dedicate February to the almighty organ: the human heart. The heart sends blood to the corners of the body, keeping our organs in check and operational. Other heart-related functions include blood pressure maintenance, hormone regulation, and oxygen distribution. That’s a lot of responsibility for one organ.



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Dave Asprey, the “father of biohacking” and four-time New York Times bestselling author, takes Heart Health Month seriously. “When it comes to my heart health, I don’t play around,” Asprey says. “Before I started optimizing my life with biohacking, I learned that I was at risk for heart conditions. I

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Mental health seen as possible new risk factor for heart disease: Why women are more affected

Last month, the American Heart Association released a scientific statement highlighting the strong link between heart health, mental health and overall wellbeing.

“This is a really important message that no cardiovascular disease really should be addressed as an isolated entity, but really it’s part of an integrated system, where the mind, the heart, and the body are all

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Repeat Heart Attacks Drop, but Survivors Still Face Danger|thirdAGE

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After surviving a heart attack, the proportion of patients who experience a repeat attack within a year fell between 2008 and 2017, with a greater decline in women than men, according to new research published in the American Heart Association’s flagship journal Circulation.

Despite the improvement, the rate of recurrent heart attacks, hospitalization for heart failure, and death remains high in heart attack survivors.

“Secondary events after a heart attack may be prevented by ensuring that patients receive guideline-recommended treatments to lower the risk for recurrent heart disease and death after hospital discharge,” said Sanne A. E.

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