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All About Arrhythmias

All About Arrhythmias

An arrhythmia is a condition characterized by an abnormality in the heart rate or rhythm. Arrhythmias can vary in their severity and can be caused by variety of factors. Some arrhythmias may be congenital (present at birth) or they may …

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Types of Arrhythmias

Types of Arrhythmias

An arrhythmia is an abnormality of the heart rate or rhythm, such as beating too slow, too fast or irregularly. There are many different types of arrhythmias, and some are more dangerous than others. To learn more about arrhythmias and …

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5 Signs It’s More Serious Than Heartburn

5 Signs It’s More Serious Than Heartburn

Heartburn can feel very similar to chest pain that is a sign of a heart attack—knowing the difference can save your life! Heartburn, which is caused by stomach acid flowing back up into the esophagus, is a burning sensation in …

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5 Simple Ways to Live a Heart Healthy Life

5 Simple Ways to Live a Heart Healthy Life

February is American Heart Month, so why not take some time to think about your ticker and how you can live healthier? Heart disease is the number one cause of death in the United States, but there are many things …

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What You Should Know About Afib!

What You Should Know About Afib!

Afib isn’t a small lie; it’s atrial fibrillation. Both are small things that can have a big impact on your life.  Atrial fibrillation is an arrhythmia of the heart. That means your heartbeat is irregular. Of all the types of …

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Cholesterol 101: Understanding the Numbers and Treatments

Cholesterol 101: Understanding the Numbers and Treatments

Cholesterol is a necessary part of the human body. There are “good” and “bad” types of cholesterol. Distinguishing between the two will help you make healthy lifestyle choices. Your body produces some cholesterol while the rest comes from foods that …

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It’s Electric! What You Need to Know about Your Heart’s Electrical System

It’s Electric! What You Need to Know about Your Heart’s Electrical System

  It’s electric! Your heart, that is. The central blood pumping station of your body is really a system of electrical impulses. The official name for the system is the cardiac conduction system. There are three main sections to this …

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Eating to Lower “Bad” Cholesterol

Eating to Lower “Bad” Cholesterol

Cholesterol is produced by your body and found in foods you eat, and a certain amount is necessary for your body to function properly. There are two types of cholesterol: HDL and LDL. HDL is often referred to as “good” …

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Get Your Blood Flowing; Peripheral Arterial Disease

Get Your Blood Flowing; Peripheral Arterial Disease

Blood flow is an extremely important process for your entire body. It begins in the heart muscle, where the pumping action of this vital organ starts the process off. Blood is distributed from your heart throughout your whole body via …

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Benefits of Care for Cardiac Patients

Benefits of Care for Cardiac Patients

Patients who’ve suffered a heart attack often wonder how long they will have to stay in the hospital. Immediately following a cardiac event like a heart attack, you will be admitted to the hospital’s coronary care unit or intensive care …

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