Sleep your way to a healthier heart | KLRT


(Baptist Health) – Getting a full night’s sleep doesn’t just feel amazing. It does amazing things for your heart.

In a study published in the journal Circulation, adults who routinely got high-quality sleep had a 42% lower risk of developing heart failure over the next 10 years.

Which sleep patterns made a positive difference? The heart-healthiest sleepers:

  • Got 7 to 8 hours of sleep every night.
  • Were early birds (morning risers).
  • Rarely had insomnia.
  • Didn’t snore.
  • Didn’t experience much daytime
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If You Notice This When You Cough, It May Be a Sign of Heart Failure

You may know that a sudden heart attack can deal major damage to your health, but you might not be aware of the dangers of a slower-developing risk: that of congestive heart failure. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 6.2 million Americans are currently living with the condition, which develops when your heart can’t pump blood efficiently enough to meet your body’s needs.

Though heart failure does not mean that the heart has stopped, it can still be a very serious or even life-threatening disease. That’s why it’s so crucial to recognize the

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Austin Heart & Stroke Walk raises close to $1M for heart health

The Austin Heart and Stroke Walk stepped off in South Austin Saturday morning. 

With COVID-19 protocols in place, the event returned to the Long Center for the Performing Arts, raising close to a million dollars for the American Heart Association. FOX 7 Austin is a proud sponsor of the walk.

Many of those who walked are survivors themselves. Brivey Myles-Anderson had two

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Baptist Health Jacksonville to add heart rhythm specialty team to Heart Hospital

Construction is to begin this month on a $17 million facility at Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville‘s Heart Hospital that will house a team specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of heart rhythm disorders.

Baptist Heart Hospital, Northeast Florida’s only freestanding hospital for heart and vascular care, offers the region’s “most advanced and comprehensive” program in cardiac electrophysiology, or EP, a subspecialty of cardiology that focuses on the heart’s electrical activity, according to the health system.

Baptist Health expansion:$224 million Wolfson Children’s Hospital/Baptist Jacksonville joint project nearing home stretch

THE BUILD-OUT:Baptist Health builds a campus for the

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Health Variant: So, the American Heart Association called

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — Journalists get a lot of news releases and story pitches every day. But it’s not often the American Heart Association essentially calls and says, “Hey, we’re worried about you, let’s talk.”

So the team at “The Health Variant” podcast arranged a call. The folks at the American Heart Association had been looking at some troubling statistics in the Dakotas, especially North Dakota when it comes to COVID-19 and vaccinations. So they reached out to specifically address their concerns.

In the latest episode of “The Health Variant” podcast, host and NewsMD Health Correspondent Jeremy Fugleberg talks with

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Richie Faulkner recovering after heart surgery in Louisville, Ky

Richie Faulkner suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection during the metal band’s set at Louder than Life last month.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner is resting at home after suffering a life-threatening heart complication while on stage. 

The heavy metal band performed at Louder than Life Sept. 26 and during the set, Faulkner suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection. 

An cardiac aortic dissection is a separation of the aorta into two areas of blood flow which can cause a number of complications including a heart to rupture.

Faulkner was taken to the Rudd Heart and Lung Center

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