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Perfection...the Opposite of Progress

We're taking a break from the heart health talk today and I thought we could discuss something different. When I work with clients, they span the spectrum of expectations and compliance. Some will always find reasons why they couldn't comply with our agreed upon goals, and others will beat themselves up even if they met…

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How Can You Be Heart Healthy?

February is Heart Month and I've been talking about various heart ailments, so now it's time for some preventive care. How do you care for your heart? Did you know that 80% of cardiac disease is preventable through lifestyle, nutrition and education? You can mitigate a lot of risk simply by eating right, exercising and…

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What Is Heart Failure?

Since I joined a club I never wanted to be a part of...people with cardiac issues...I've learned a lot about the subject. And I have barely scratched the surface. One of the areas I'm learning about it heart failure. What is heart failure exactly? Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle is unable to pump…

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Broken Heart Syndrome

Most, if not all, of us knows what it feels like to have our hearts broken. But did you know there is actually a cardiac condition called "broken heart syndrome"? It's a temporary condition, often caused by an extreme emotional or highly stressful event.¬†Fortunately, broken heart syndrome, also known as takotsubo cardiomyopathy, usually self corrects…

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Atrial Fibrillation aka AFib

  Atrial fibrillation¬†(AFib) is an irregular heartbeat that puts the patient at higher risk for stroke, heart failure and other cardiac conditions. When a heart is in AFib, the upper chambers of the heart are not beating in synch with the lower chambers, possibly causing weakness, shortness of breath and heart palpitations. AFib is not…

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It's Heart Month...Let's Talk About WomenHeart

If you know me or my work, you probably know that I'm a proud WomenHeart Champion Community Educator. I received my training at the Mayo Clinic in 2018 to go into the community and educate. What is WomenHeart? WomenHeart is the National Coalition for Women with Heart Disease¬†and the leading voice of the 48 million…

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