7 Surprising Causes Of High Blood Pressure

7 Surprising Causes Of High Blood Pressure. Quick -– what causes high blood pressure? The first culprits that pop into your mind are likely to be: eating too much salt, being stressed out all the time, and alcohol abuse. And you would be right. But there are also less obvious causes of high blood pressure, a condition that affects about […]

What is cardiovascular disease?

Cardiovascular disease is an umbrella term given to diseases that affect the heart and the major blood vessels, in particular the blood vessels that supply the heart and the brain and ultimately they can lead to heart attacks and strokes. The most common underlying cause would be a gradual furring up and narrowing of the arteries with fatty deposits which […]

A Short “Door to Balloon Time” Can Help Save Heart Attack Patients with Dr. Carey Dellock

– [Announcer] Healthbreak is brought to you by Capital Regional Medical Center, the region’s fastest ER wait times. – The outcome of a heart attack is directly related to the speed at which our patient gets to our hospital and then to the amount of time it takes physicians to open the blocked arteries, known as door-to-balloon time. Dr. Carey […]

About Your Heart Attack | Nucleus Health

If you have recently been treated for a heart attack a condition caused by a blockage of blood flow to your heart muscle This video will help you understand the condition and its treatment Your heart is a muscular organ that pumps blood containing the oxygen and nutrients your body needs The main pumping chamber of your heart is the […]

Responding to a heart attack

An MI is a myocardial infarction which is also known as a heart attack which is how most people know it. The heart’s like an engine, and it’s got three fuel lines, and what a heart attack is is when suddenly one of those fuel lines shuts down. So what the artery gets blocked with is cholesterol plaque. When you […]

KATV: Dr. Muhammad Waqas Discusses Pulmonary Hypertension

Welcome. I’m Beth Hunt in the KATV studios. Thanks for watching tonight. This is the third in a series of webcasts focused on your health that KATV is producing in partnership with CHI St. Vincent. I’m joined tonight by Dr. Muhammad Waqas, cardiologist with CHI St. Vincent Heart Institute and over the next half hour we’ll be focusing on pulmonary […]

Signs of a Heart Attack – The Nebraska Medical Center

It’s the chest discomfort that has an unusual, uncomfortable characteristic, it is generally fairly severe. It comes on in a crescendo manner it may radiate to the jaw, teeth and to the shoulder but generally people can’t put their finger right on it. It is more of a widespread discomfort. It is often accompanied by shortness of breath, sweating and […]

Expert advice on how to reduce hypertension

So, hypertension or high blood pressure as we all know it as can be dramatically improved by simple lifestyle changes. So, things like exercise has been shown to dramatically reduce high blood pressure. If you take 30 minutes of exercise five times a week, that has been shown in some studies to reduce blood pressure by up to five millimetres […]