Posts Tagged ‘American Heart Month’
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is When the Heart Muscles Work in a Weakened Way February is American Heart Month to raise awareness of heart disease, which is the number one leading cause of death in the United States. When people hear about congestive heart failure (CHF) they think that this means the heart is no…Read More
February is American Heart Month
American Heart Month began on February 1 with the National Wear Red Day that was observed here at Park Crescent and all over the United States by people wearing red to raise awareness about heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Coronary Heart Disease in the United States According…Read More
Gout Drug may be Re-Purposed for Heart Failure
Gout is an arthritic disease that develops from high levels of uric acid in the blood. It causes sudden and severe pain, redness, warmth, and swelling, particularly in the toes. A medication commonly used to treat grout, probenecid, works by helping the kidneys get rid of uric acid. Now a new study published in the Journal…Read More
What is VTE?
To continue our coverage of American Heart Month, today we’ll talk about VTE, or venous thromboembolism. VTE is a blood clot that forms in the vein. According to the American Heart Association, VTE is the third leading heart-related diagnosis, following heart attack and stroke. There are two types of VTE: deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and…Read More
What is Atrial Fibrillation?
February is American Heart Month, the time to raise awareness for heart disease. In that spirit, let’s talk about atrial fibrillation, or AFib. AFib is an irregular heartbeat, or arrhythmia, that affects at least 2.7 million Americans. It’s a condition that can lead to stroke, heart failure, and other complications. According to the American Heart…Read More