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Can You Eat Your Way to a Healthier Heart? Posted by Brookhaven Heart

Did you know that diet and exercise are large factors in the fight against heart disease and cardiac arrest? In fact, many doctors believe that the risk of a heart attack can be greatly reduced when you eat right and complete the right types of exercise. By understanding what types of foods you can and should enjoy, you can begin your journey to a healthier heart. Enjoy Heart-Healthy Foods The first step to eating your way to a healthier heart

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Facts About Cardiovascular Disease in the United States Posted by Brookhaven Heart

Cardiovascular disease as we know it today is an umbrella term. It can refer to a number of heart conditions, including heart and blood vessel disease, heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and arrhythmia. Each condition presents itself differently. Some, such as heart disease, lead to a heart attack or stroke. Because cardiovascular disease encompasses numerous conditions, the average person may know little about the entire ordeal. We all know our heart must be strong and healthy. Through diet and exercise,

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Congestive Heart Failure Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore Posted by Brookhaven Heart

Heart failure is a grave concern for many Americans. Often referred to as congestive heart failure, heart failure occurs when the heart muscle does not pump blood adequately as it should. There are certain conditions, including narrowed arteries (coronary artery disease) or high blood pressure that ultimately lead to heart failure. Gradually, the heart becomes too weak or stiff to pump blood efficiently. Unfortunately for some, not all conditions leading to heart failure can be reversed. In most cases, though,

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What Is Coronary Heart Disease? Posted by Brookhaven Heart

Coronary heart disease, also referred to as coronary artery disease, is characterized by the narrowing of the coronary arteries. These arteries are the blood vessels that supply both oxygen and blood to the heart. Typically, coronary heart disease occurs when excess cholesterol accumulates along the artery walls, creating plaque blockages. As the arteries narrow, blood flow to the heart is restricted. On occasion, a blood clot may form and obstruct the flow of blood throughout the heart. In most patients,