Category Archives: Heart Desease

Heart Failure Facts

When you hear the term “heart failure” you may think that the heart is going to stop at any moment.  Heart failure actually means that your heart isn’t pumping blood either because it isn’t properly filling with blood and/or it doesn’t have enough force to pump blood out of the heart entirely.  Unlike a heart attack, heart failure doesn’t come on suddenly.  It’s the result of a long period of time when the heart gradually weakens.  It […]

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Heart Disease In Children

We typically think of heart disease as an adult problem, but there are children who suffer from heart disease as well.  Most of the time this has little to do with lifestyle and more to do with congenital defects.  These are heart problems that the child is born with.  There are also acquired heart diseases that a child contracts after birth.  Examples of congenital defects include defects in the heart valves, heart murmurs, and atrial septal defects […]

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Common Causes of Heart Disease

People are often concerned about heart disease, but many people are unaware of the actual causes of heart disease.  There are several major reasons why someone would develop a heart condition.  Heart disease is the number one killer of people, so it’s important to know the facts about it.  Genetics play a main role in the development of heart disease.  It’s an unfair fact of life that some people eat what they want, smoke, and even avoid […]

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