Brett Sealove, M.D., FACC, RPVI
One in three, or about 75 million American adults, have high blood pressure. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can put you at risk for heart disease and stroke, both of which are leading causes of death in the U.S.
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.”