December 1, 2010

Top 10 Heart Disease Tips of 2010

Posted in Heart disease tips, New Heart Studies, Uncategorized tagged , , , , , , , , at 3:52 pm by keepyourhearthealthy

image by Francesco Marino

The year 2010 has been filled with studies and new medicines that have changed the world of heart disease.  Did you catch them all?  If not, check out this list everyone with heart disease should see!

10.  Avoid eating huge meals…studies show it could give you a heart attack!

9.  If you’re going to drink alcohol, drink small amounts daily instead of binge drinking.

8.  Teach your loved ones CPR with the new American Heart Association Home CPR Kits

7.  Discuss taking fish oil supplements with your cardiologist.  It might improve heart failure in addition to raising good cholesterol.

6.  Hold off on buying non-stick pans. There has been some evidence that it raises cholesterol.

5.  Shop around for the best place to have bypass surgery by using Consumer Reports.

4.  Choose nuts instead of processed red meat when possible.  Women can cut their risk of heart disease significantly by doing this.

3.  Bundle up during the winter. More heart attacks occur when the weather is coldest.

2.  Stop taking Folic Acid supplements.  The world of cardiology has agreed there is no benefit for your heart.

1.  If you’re taking Coumadin or warfarin for atrial fibrillation, ask your doctor about switching to the new drug Pradaxa. It’ll mean no more fingerstick checks and you can eat green vegetables without worries!