martes, 3 de abril de 2018

Practical advice to strengthen your heart

Harvard Heart Letter
Harvard Heart Letter
Harvard Health Publications

True or False health quiz for a healthier heart...

Taking blood pressure in both arms may reveal a higher heart attack risk.
TRUE: You should measure blood pressure in both arms. A difference of 10 points or more means a 38% greater chance of having a heart attack — something you should talk to your doctor about.
Coated aspirin is better if you are taking it daily for your heart.
FALSE: If you’re taking daily aspirin for your heart, don’t use coated aspirin. It won’t protect your stomach AND not all the aspirin will get into your blood stream. You’re better off with chewable “baby aspirin.”
Dietary fat wreaks havoc on your heart and your memory.
FALSE: Not all dietary fat wreaks havoc on your heart and memory. Saturated fat (in butter and red meat) can harm both memory and artery health while monosaturated fats (in olive oil and fish) actually improve both memory and heart health.
Each of these simple tips takes only about a minute to apply. But each could have an enormous impact on your health and well-being.
Frankly, it’s the kind of surprising, easy-to-apply, science-backed news that health-conscious men and women have come to expect from the HARVARD HEART LETTER.
Thousands of readers rely on this prestigious newsletter each month for practical advice to strengthen their hearts...improve their overall health...and substantially lower their risks of heart attack or stroke.
And now, so can you.
Harvard Health Publications
My name is Deepak Bhatt. I’m a cardiologist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, and the Editor in Chief of the HARVARD HEART LETTER.
If you have a family history of heart disease or one or more risk factors for it...or if you have recently experienced a heart attack, angina, or atrial fibrillation...
Then don’t wait another minute. Subscribe today risk-free and get the practical, up-to-date information you must know to protect your heart — reliable news that could literally save your life or the life of someone you love.
Be among the first to know the latest advances...and find out exactly what you can do to protect your heart.
Much of what you read online and in the general media these days is old news. Not so with the HARVARD HEART LETTER. Every month, we bring you the latest advances that, when applied, can have a significant impact on your health.
For example...
You may know about the importance of cutting down on saturated fat...
but did you know research shows that refined carbohydrates are a bigger issue? They are one of the leading causes of diabetes and obesity — both of which also raise your cardiovascular risk. Our readers know, and they also know what simple adjustments to make in their diets.
You may know that your cholesterol level is important...
but did you know that triglycerides play an even bigger role in heart health than previously thought? Our readers know, and they also know exactly what steps to take to improve their heart health.
You may know that irregular heart rhythms are a warning sign of stroke...
but did you know that there’s a simple way to uncover hidden heartbeat irregularities any time and any place, and without equipment? Our readers know, and they are now armed with knowledge that could save their lives.
You may know that a low-fat, strict vegetarian diet may reverse heart disease...
but did you know that there’s a less strict, easier-to-follow diet that can cut heart attacks and deaths by 70% compared to the traditional American Heart Association diet? Our readers know...and they are thankful!
You may have thought that a cholesterol number over 200 meant that you must take a statin drug...
but did you know that a new risk-driven approach makes your cholesterol number a less important factor in deciding whether or not to take a statin? Our readers know, and they also know how to respond.
You may think that taking a multivitamin will protect your heart...
but the fact is that a multivitamin does not lower your risk of heart disease — a fact that’s backed up by large “gold standard” research. Our readers know which individual supplements are considered to be effective.
Harvard Health Publications
The surprising, practical, authoritative, straight-shooting advice goes on and on every month in the HARVARD HEART LETTER. In just minutes each month, you’ll discover reliable answers to your heart-related questions...and find answers to questions you didn’t even know you had!
You’ll discover the latest heart treatments that may have your name written on them.
Why wait for the latest advances to trickle down to your health care providers? Why rely on old approaches and hope for the best? Now it’s easy to take charge of your health and discover the most promising new advances right away, and ask your doctor if these treatments might help your situation.
You’ll discover the latest heart-calming meditation techniques...potent superfoods for your heart...easy-does-it heart-healthy hands-only CPR techniques...and more.
Plus, you’ll be on the inside track of the latest medications, diagnostic techniques, and surgical procedures. So when the time comes to make important decisions, you’ll be able to respond with confidence. For instance:
Are you on the fence about taking a statin for your cholesterol? Then you should know about a new test that can give you the reliable answer you need.
  • Do you have stubbornly high blood pressure despite being on a medication? You’ll be amazed at how simple it can be to bring it down to safer levels.
  • Do you suffer from atrial fibrillation? Ask your doctor about new treatment guidelines that include new clot-preventing drugs that are safer than warfarin.
  • Is there an artery-opening angioplasty in your future? Be sure to ask about a procedure that goes through your wrist (not your groin). There’s less bleeding and a much easier recovery.
With the HARVARD HEART LETTER, you’ll also find out all about dangerous prescription and over-the-counter drug interactions — even interactions that involve seemingly harmless herbs and vitamins.
Practical heart health news you can count on every month.
Harvard Health Publications
The nearly 12,000 cardiologists, doctors, and researchers at prestigious Harvard Medical School and affiliated teaching hospitals don’t just stay up-to-date on the latest advances.
Often, these medical professionals are at the forefront of making these discoveries. And in the HARVARD HEART LETTER, they bring you straight, easy-to-understand answers. They put treatment risks and benefits into clear perspective. And they help you make the most informed decisions about your health.
Each month, you’ll discover surprising new information and advice that’s practical and easy to act upon. You’ll be able to use this advice with 100% confidence, knowing that it comes to you from Harvard Medical School and its teaching hospitals that pioneered modern heart treatment.
Plus, you’ll love the fact that there is positively no advertising in the HARVARD HEART LETTER. Our newsletter is not beholden to advertisers for drugs, diets, or “healthy living” merchandise. There’s nothing standing in the way of the news you need to know.
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Deepak L. Bhatt, M.D., MPH
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Cardiologist, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

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