Cardiac / Heart Health

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.

Cardiac / Heart Health, Exercise / Fitness

Are you doing too much cardio?

When done properly, cardio workouts can lead to improvements in blood pressure, metabolism, overall energy, body fat, and heart and lung strength while simultaneously reducing stress, depression, anxiety, and the risk of heart disease. When done improperly, though, cardio can have negative effects on a person’s health. Individuals can cause injuries from repetitive use such as chronically sore joints, knee injuries, and shin splints.