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Finding My Silver Lining

Finding My Silver Lining

When I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure (CHF) in 2007 at UCLA Medical Center, I got a lot of information from the physician. I felt very comfortable with her as she explained how this would affect my life. The information about my...
Posted 05/20/2019
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A Heart Attack and a Reality Check

A Heart Attack and a Reality Check

It felt like a huge truck was crushing my chest. It happened early in the morning. I had trouble breathing. I felt myself passing out. My boyfriend was there and quickly gave me two regular Bayer aspirins. The ambulance was there in two...
Posted 05/12/2019
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AHA: Cardiac Arrest Survivor Reunites With Bystanders Who Saved Him

AHA: Cardiac Arrest Survivor Reunites With Bystanders Who Saved Him

TUESDAY, Jan. 8, 2019 (American Heart Association) -- On a Monday in August, Steve Regier came home early from his office to prepare for a conference call later at home in Wichita, Kan. Needing a break from a day of meetings, he decided to...
Posted 02/22/2019
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Another Plus to Cardiac Rehab: Better Sex

Another Plus to Cardiac Rehab: Better Sex

By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, Dec. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Heart patients taking part in cardiac rehabilitation could receive a spicy side effect from the program -- a boost in their sex life.Attending cardiac rehab is...
Posted 12/20/2018
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Measure Your Blood Pressure at Home? New Guidelines Set Healthy Readings

Measure Your Blood Pressure at Home? New Guidelines Set Healthy Readings

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, Oct. 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- When you're taking your blood pressure at home, a reading of 130 over 80 or above should be considered high, researchers report.A reading of 120 over 80 is considered...
Posted 12/07/2018
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Managing Stress and Heart Disease

Managing Stress and Heart Disease

Does your body react to an event or stressful situation? Doctors have long been saying that stress is bad for the heart, but living with heart disease means we need to avoid and manage stress for our health. Diagnosis and treatment can be...
Posted 11/29/2018
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What are you thankful for?

What are you thankful for?

As the year comes to a close, many of us at MyHeartDiseaseTeam are reflecting on the year and what we're thankful for. Living with heart disease isn't easy, but taking a moment to share gratitude with the community can help boost spirits. To share...
Posted 11/20/2018
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Cold, Windy Days Can Strain the Heart

Cold, Windy Days Can Strain the Heart

By Dennis Thompson, HealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, Oct. 24, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Brisk autumn winds and chilly winter temperatures may make you more vulnerable to heart trouble, a new study suggests.Researchers found "an increase in heart...
Posted 11/09/2018
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Stroke After Heart Attack: Danger May Persist for Months

Stroke After Heart Attack: Danger May Persist for Months

By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, Oct. 22, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- After a heart attack, your risk for a stroke is elevated longer than previously believed, preliminary results of a new study suggest."A heart attack is a risk factor...
Posted 10/26/2018
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Replace Fear-Based Thinking with Love-Based Thinking

Replace Fear-Based Thinking with Love-Based Thinking

"Replace fear-based thinking with love-based thinking. Every time you're making a choice, ask yourself if it's going to cultivate the experience of unity and love or the experience of separation and stress." – Deepak Chopra We all experience fear....
Posted 09/09/2018
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