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Leslie Lafayette

Leslie Lafayette, Health Guide

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California writer, educator, survivor of open heart valve surgery

What Causes Atrial Fibrillation?

Last time, we were taking an initial tour through atrial fibrillation, the most common heart arrythmia, and learning that while it is more common as we age, it can occur at any time. A-fib can cause uncomfortable symptoms or none at all, so it is important for us to learn what we can do to recognize this condition and avoid its serious... Read moreChevron
posted 11/08/2013, comments (0)|
Leslie Lafayette

Leslie Lafayette, Health Guide

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California writer, educator, survivor of open heart valve surgery

Why You Should Care About Atrial Fibrillation

Tick tock. The steady, reliable motion of a fine Swiss watch. Many of us expect that kind of perfection from our own hearts. From before birth and throughout our lives many of us are never aware of our hearts, assuming that they beat steady and true. But arrythmias of the heart are far more common than imagined. And sooner or later most of us... Read moreChevron
posted 10/31/2013, comments (0)|
Kiser1981

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Heart attack

I went to the Heart center Hospital 3 or 4 times I've been having very mild chest pains that felt like indigestion and these things did not show up on EKG or blood tests three or four different times That I was even having the Slightest heart attack,finally after 3 or 4 times of them sending me home I went back to the... Read moreChevron
posted 10/31/2013, comments (0)|
Kiser1981

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PVCs and PACs

About 10 years ago when I was 41 and doing a treadmill stress test I was told do you know that you have a extra heart beat, and I said no. she called it a (PVC)I started running marathons at age 22 I was surprised I did not notice any symptoms at 41 so I took no durgs, now 10 years later 51 still running I was told I had a 80% blockage... Read moreChevron
posted 10/31/2013, comments (0)|
Lisa Nelson, RD, LN

Lisa Nelson, RD, LN, Health Pro

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Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist

Does the Media Impact What You Eat?

It’s very easy to let media hype influence eating choices. A new study comes out telling you this or that food increases your risk of having a heart attack and that food is off the menu. It’s hard to remember that the media is trying to get your attention. They need you to keep reading or watching whatever information they share. So,... Read moreChevron
posted 10/30/2013, comments (0)|

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