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Cardiovascular Disease Is the World’s Leading Cause of Death

2019-09-26T13:16:45-06:00Cardiology, Your Health Articles|

By Lauren Glendenning, For Memorial Regional Health World Heart Day is Sept. 29 The most common ways to neglect your heart health include smoking, being overweight or obese, eating the wrong foods and living a sedentary lifestyle.  The World Heart Federation reports that cardiovascular disease is the world’s leading cause of death, claiming 17.9 [...]

Living Well: The Truth About High Blood Pressure & Managing a Silent Condition

2019-09-26T12:49:04-06:00Cardiology, Living Well Articles|

The Importance of Keeping an Eye on Your Blood Pressure If you eat well and exercise regularly, you probably don’t have to worry about having high blood pressure, right? Wrong. In fact, according to the American Heart Association (AHA), high blood pressure is common, and nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure [...]

What You Should Know About Atrial Fibrillation

2019-09-12T10:53:39-06:00Cardiology, Your Health Articles|

By Lauren Glendenning, For Memorial Regional Health September is National Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month Atrial fibrillation, commonly known as AFib, is an irregular heartbeat or arrhythmia that can lead to serious complications if not treated properly. Originating in the upper chambers of the heart, AFib can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure and [...]