Tag: Heart Health

High Blood Pressure – When Medications Stop Working

Most patients know that high blood pressure is bad, but many high blood pressure patients get used to having it. They take their medication, without making any significant lifestyle changes, and assume that the problem is under control. They don’t realize that they could eventually develop “medication resistant hypertension”, or high blood pressure that can’t […]

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Heart attacks are the number one killer of women in the United States, yet many women don’t know what a heart attack might feel like. They don’t realize that the symptoms of a heart attack in women are not the same as the symptoms of a heart attack in men. While some women do have […]

High Blood Pressure Linked to Dementia

When people find out they have high blood pressure, they often worry about having a heart attack. Many don’t realize they could also develop dementia.  Here are three ways in which this can happen:  High blood pressure puts a lot of pressure on the walls of the arteries, which carry blood to the brain. This can damage […]

Cardiac Rehab Helps Patients Trust Their Own Hearts

After a heart attack, it can be difficult to trust your own body again. Suddenly, the beating of your heart, something you have been able to count on without thinking about it, no longer feels like a “sure thing”. While confidence usually returns in time, it helps to have support from others who have had […]

Recovering from a Heart Event with Cardiac Rehab

Debbie Burge,  Director of Cardiac Services, Angie Buzzard, RN and Mescal Shelton, RN, discuss “Recovering from a Heart Event with Cardiac Rehab”. They explain the physical and emotional aspects of the cardiac patient journey, starting with the very first visit. Their patients  have had a wide variety of cardiac experiences, including stent placement, heart attacks, […]