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What is PVD? How do I know if I have it?

There are just 10 seats remaining for tonight’s lecture at the Centre of Elgin, “What is PVD? How do I know if I have it?” PVD, or peripheral vascular disease, is something 5% of people over age 50 are believed … Continue reading

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Heart Myth or Fact #29: Hear failure means the heart stops beating

MYTH If your heart suddenly stops beating it means you are in cardiac arrest. In the case of heart failure, the heart is still beating but it is not pumping blood as well as it should. Heart failure can lead … Continue reading

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Heart Myth or Fact #28: My blood pressure can never be too low

MYTH High blood pressure puts you at risk for heart disease. This is fairly common knowledge. So wouldn’t the lowest possible blood pressure be a good thing? Not necessarily. Low blood pressure (or BP in a normal range) is generally … Continue reading

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Heart Myth or Fact #27: You don’t need to eliminate cholesterol intake in order to lower yours

FACT Trying to lower your cholesterol level? Good for you. It’s important to keep your cholesterol at a manageable, normal level. Does this mean you have to eliminate your cholesterol intake completely? Not necessarily. For the average person, 300 mg … Continue reading

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Heart Myth or Fact #24: Aspirin and Omega-3 fatty acids are all good

MYTH Aspirin and Omega-3 fatty acids are commonly seen as ways to prevent heart disease. This is true, however there are some caveats. Every supplement or medication has its pros and cons. It’s recommended that men aged 50+ and women … Continue reading

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Heart Myth or Fact #22: You can eat whatever you want if you take statins

MYTH Statins are drugs used to lower cholesterol. They can help prevent a heart attack by preventing plaque to rupture. They also make blood vessels more flexible. However, most people that are prescribed statins, are first suggested to modify their … Continue reading

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Heart Myth or Fact #21: Heart disease can affect children

FACT 5,920. That is the number of cardiac arrests estimated to strike children each year. Heart disease isn’t an affliction of just the elderly. It can affect people of all ages including children. Congenital heart disease, infections of the heart, … Continue reading

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