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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
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN, Health Pro

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Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist

Do Cold Temperatures Help You Lose Weight?

We had a terribly cold December here in South Dakota and our heating bill reflected this…higher than it’s been since we moved here three years ago. Needless to say, we are wearing a few more layers in January and letting the house get a little cooler.   For those of you also not turning up the thermostat too much, the chillier... Read moreChevron
posted 01/23/2014, comments (0)|
Leslie Lafayette

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California writer, educator, survivor of open heart valve surgery

Rate Control vs. Rhythm Control in Treating Atrial Fibrillation

When you or someone you care about is diagnosed with atrial fibrillation it's important to know what your doctor's main goals are in treating this common cardiac arrhythmia.   Your doctor will be most concerned about preventing any kind of circulatory instability that may result from the irregular beat and to avoid the higher risk of stroke... Read moreChevron
posted 01/22/2014, comments (0)|
Leslie Lafayette

Leslie Lafayette, Health Guide

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California writer, educator, survivor of open heart valve surgery

Atrial Fibrillation and the Use of Blood Thinners

Last time we were discussing atrial fibrillation, we looked at blood thinners and why they are so important, not only for those persistently or permanently in afib, but those who go in and out of it (paroxysmal afib). Afib is an irregular heartbeat that can raise chance of stroke by five times normal. It's a serious concern to keep blood from... Read moreChevron
posted 01/09/2014, comments (0)|

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