Cardiac / Heart Health

Cardiac / Heart Health

Know Your Heart: Anatomy 101

What's the heart made up of and how does the heart work? Understanding how your heart functions and contributes to your entire body can go a long way in helping you appreciate the hardest-working muscle in your body.

Cardiac / Heart Health

6 Ways to Avoid Heart Disease

You know how important your heart is. Are you treating it with the care it deserves? Many people don’t realize that their daily habits and lifestyles can overwork and damage their hearts. If you are not leading a heart-friendly lifestyle, it’s time to take better care of your heart and yourself. Start with these changes.

Cardiac / Heart Health

The ‘Silent’ (Yet Potentially Deadly) Heart Attack: What You Should Know

A typical heart attack occurs when there is a blockage of one of the arteries that supplies blood to the heart and is usually signaled by chest pain, nausea and diaphoresis – an exaggerated form of sweating. “However, tell-tale signs aren’t always present,” adds Dr. Sayanlar. This, the Hackensack Meridian Health Medical Group and Hackensack University Medical Center physician says, is known as a ‘silent’ heart attack.

Cardiac / Heart Health

Tips to Keep Your Heart Healthy this Holiday Season

The holidays can be killer, and not always in a good way.“The day after Thanksgiving, you’ll see more heart failure than most other days, there’s no comparison,” shares Brett Sealove, M.D., FACC, RPVI, a cardiologist affiliated with Jersey Shore University Medical Center. “Similar to the day after New Year’s, from excess alcohol you’ll see more irregular heart rhythms from atrial fibrillation – this can lead to blood clots, stroke, heart failure, along with other heart-related issues.”

Cardiac / Heart Health, Parenting, Pediatrics

Required CPR Training for Students: New Research Proves Its Worth

People who know cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can save lives in the event of an emergency. One way states are hoping to increase the number of potential lifesavers is by requiring high school students to learn CPR, along with how to use an automatic external defibrillator (AED). New Jersey is one state that mandates this medical education, and new preliminary research that was presented at the American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Science Symposium confirms such programs are effective.