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Leslie Lafayette

Leslie Lafayette, Health Guide

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California writer, educator, survivor of open heart valve surgery

Post Cardioversion and Back in Atrial Fibrillation: Next Steps

I've been sharing in real time what's been happening since late January, when I woke up one morning after 9 years in normal sinus rhythm and noticed that my chest and possibly heartbeat felt a little strange. I attributed it to indigestion, figuring if I just got up and started moving around that I would feel better, but I didn't. ... Read moreChevron
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN, Health Pro

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Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist

5 Key Steps for Heart Health

First, you need to maintain a healthy weight. Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight promotes overall health and prevents many diseases, including heart disease. Living with extra weight, puts an increased burden on your heart. Being overweight or obese puts you at increased risk for high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, certain cancers, and... Read moreChevron
posted 02/27/2014, comments (0)|
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN, Health Pro

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Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist

Omega-3 + Omega-6: Are you in balance?

As a special feature for American Heart Month, we are fortunate to have internationally-renowned registered dietitian, Ashley Koff, answer some questions on Omega-3 and Omega 6.   Ashley believes better nutrition is simple and is on a mission to help people achieve their personal health goals by providing simple but highly... Read moreChevron
posted 02/21/2014, comments (0)|
Scarlettfever2747

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Help: Heart Murmur along with Tachycardia and Migraine

Please, my mom has heart murmur , as lately she has been getting migraines and tachycardia. I'm scared. What does this mean and what can we do ?
posted 02/13/2014, comments (0)|
Leslie Lafayette

Leslie Lafayette, Health Guide

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California writer, educator, survivor of open heart valve surgery

Atrial Fibrillation is a Lonely Disease

Author Carson McCullers told us that the heart is a Lonely Hunter. But, I had forgotten that atrial fibrillation is a lonely disease. Lonely because it doesn't show. Lonely because it is often underdiagnosed, undertreated, and not really understood by doctors or laypeople.   I've been writing about atrial fibrillation,... Read moreChevron

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