Posts Categorized: Cardiology

What You Need To Know About Heart Disease

The heart is a vital organ, and conditions of the heart can affect many functions within the body. Heart disease, also called cardiovascular disease, describes a number of different heart and blood vessel conditions that affect millions of people every year. Are you at risk of heart disease? Do you know how to detect symptoms... Read more »

Devices Used in Cardiology (Pacemaker, Defibrillator)

Cardiology - Devices Used in Cardiology (Pacemaker, Defibrillator) The heart is the basis for all human life. Even a few missed heartbeats can signal a major problem, and keeping the heart on a regular schedule is one of your body’s top priorities. When any of the normal electrical impulses that cause your heart to beat are interrupted or changed, this is called “arrhythmia”... Read more »

Cholesterol – What is Good and What is Bad?

Cholesterol What is Good and What is Bad? In the world of dieting and weight loss, one of the most common topics of conversation is “good” and “bad” cholesterol. Cholesterol is linked with many conditions of the heart and bloodstream, and as one of the factors we have most control over when it comes to the causes of heart disease, people are often... Read more »

Ebstein’s Anomaly

Dr. Barker - How to Protect Your Joints as you Age With many heart defects, at least some of the causes and risk factors are areas we have control over. Elements like diet, exercise, and stress levels are all things we can manage, and healthy habits can reduce the risk of many heart complications. In some cases, though, heart issues are present from birth. These types... Read more »

Oxygen, Blood Flow and Pulmonary Atresia

Meningitis The relationship between the heart and the lungs is one that keeps us alive. Blood from the heart travels to the lungs, where it collects the vital oxygen needed to power organs and tissues all over the rest of the body. If it weren’t for blood collecting and distributing oxygen, there’d be no point in... Read more »

Pacemakers and Cardiac Arrhythmias

What is Emphysema? Your body has a system in place to keep your heart beating at a steady pace and in regular intervals. Any interference or irregularities in this system is a disorder broadly known as cardiac arrhythmia. Those suffering from cardiac arrhythmia see their sinus node, the body’s natural pacemaker, affected to the point where they’re unable... Read more »

When Your Heart Breaks – Stressed-Induced Cardiomyopathy

Cardiology - Devices Used in Cardiology (Pacemaker, Defibrillator) Though the phrase “broken heart,” is most often used to describe those who have suffered a devastating emotional, often romantic, loss, there is indeed a clinical diagnosis referred to as “broken-heart syndrome.” This broken-heart syndrome occurs in only about 1.7% of all instances of acute coronary syndrome, a group of conditions that also includes heart... Read more »

The Impact of Blood Pressure on the Heart

Cardiology - Devices Used in Cardiology (Pacemaker, Defibrillator) High blood pressure (HBP), also known as hypertension, is the most common blood- or heart-related disease in humans. It affects roughly one third of the adult population in the United States, about 80 million Americans. The difficulty of detecting HBP outside a standard checkup means that about one in every five sufferers has no idea... Read more »

Giving CPR to a Child

Nutrition for Children If you’ve ever watched a hospital TV show, chances are you’ve seen cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Cardio means “of the heart,” pulmonary means “of the lungs” and resuscitation is a medical term that means “to revive” - or bring back to life. CPR is a combination of chest compressions and rescue breathing (mouth-to-mouth resuscitation). This lifesaving... Read more »

10 Foods That Will Improve Your Heart Health

10 Foods Heart Health Did you know that heart disease is the No. 1 cause of death in the United States? The Heart Foundation reports, “cardiovascular diseases claim more lives than all forms of cancer combined, and while 1 in 31 American women dies from breast cancer each year, 1 in 3 dies of heart disease.” In addition to engaging... Read more »