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How Your Diabetes Affects Your Heart Health

By Sunil Gupta, MD, FACCPremier Heart and Vascular Center, Wesley Chapel During National Diabetes Month, we want to raise awareness of a critical problem with diabetes that many people often forget: Diabetes can significantly affect your heart health. In fact, people with diabetes are two to four times more likely to die from a heart […]

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Five Questions to Ask Your Cardiologist

Your cardiologist may be the most important physician you have in your life, as cardiovascular diseases are among the leading causes of death today. According to research, half of all Americans suffer from some form of cardiovascular disease. Therefore, it’s vital to know what to ask your cardiologist during your next visit. With that in […]

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Treatments for Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is a severe and deadly condition that occurs suddenly and without warning. We already discussed how it works and how vital it is to help a person who’s suddenly fallen ill. We also talked about the leading causes of SCA. Now it’s time to discuss the treatments a person may receive […]

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Possible Causes of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

In our previous post, we discussed what sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) is and how it significantly differs from a typical heart attack. Now it’s time to address the leading causes of this potentially fatal occurrence. As SCA can often be fatal, it’s vital to know what causes it. What Can Cause Sudden Cardiac Arrest? If […]

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What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?

Stress is an inevitable part of life, especially in today’s society that is in a constant quest for maximum productivity and instant results. Our fast-paced way of life leaves much to be desired when it comes to health. The human body can respond to stress in various ways, but none of them have a positive […]

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How Stress Affects Heart Health

Stress is an inevitable part of life, especially in today’s society that is in a constant quest for maximum productivity and instant results. Our fast-paced way of life leaves much to be desired when it comes to health. The human body can respond to stress in various ways, but none of them have a positive […]

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What to Expect in an Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Procedure

Atrial fibrillation ablation is a procedure used to treat arrhythmias that originate in the heart’s atria. The typical symptoms of atrial fibrillation, including shortness of breath and fatigue, are usually improved or eliminated by the procedure. Left untreated, atrial fibrillation can greatly increase your risk of stroke. Cardiac ablation involves scarring the heart tissue that […]

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Breathing Exercises for a Racing Heart

Irregularities in the heart’s rhythm are called heart palpitations. They can be regular or irregular, and often cause the sensation of having a racing heart. With many possible causes of heart palpitations, some of which are not dangerous, individuals afflicted by them usually turn to breathing exercises for relief. Heart palpitations are often a symptom […]

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3 Reasons Why Mindfulness Is Good for Your Heart

Mindfulness lies at the core of every meditation practice. As described by Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindfulness is “an awareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, nonjudgmentally.” Kabat-Zinn believed that practicing mindfulness has beneficial effects on our health, and he developed the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program that incorporated mindfulness into medical practice. […]