Posts Categorized: Heart Health

Warning signs of Cardiac Arrest

Every hour, almost 40 Americans suffer a cardiac arrest and fewer than one in 10 will survive. In 2018, there were more than 1,700 cardiac arrests in Jefferson County. Without critical medical care, that meant that less than 200 people in Jefferson County would have survived. What can the average person do to help increase…
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What is a brain aneurysm?

A brain aneurysm (cerebral aneurysm) is a weak area in an artery of the brain that fills with blood and causes an outward bulging or ballooning. While not all aneurysms will rupture, if they do, it is a potential life-threatening condition that can result in a stroke, brain damage, or death if not treated immediately….
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Hypertension, are you at risk?

Hypertension: What are the signs and are you at risk? Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure (HBP), is the consistent high force of blood pushing against the walls of your blood vessels and eventually decreasing the efficiency of the heart. Normal blood pressure level is considered 120/80. Blood pressure measurements higher than 130/90 are considered high blood pressure or…
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Living with heart failure

Hearing that you or a loved one has heart failure is hard to accept. However, this disease can be manageable to treat with the right steps. Although heart failure can be progressive and chronic, those who suffer from heart failure can make sure that they are able to slow the process down. According to the…
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