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intervention versus coronary-artery bypass grafting for severe
coronary artery disease.
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Focusing on the moment can help calm, and maybe even heal,
body and mind.
Make the moment vital and worth living. Do not let it slip
away unnoticed and unused. — Martha Graham
In this era of multitasking, it's easy to let the moment slip
away, lost in the efforts to juggle work, helping a partner who
may be ill, overextended children, aging parents, keeping up a
house, paying the bills, and worrying about the economy and the
world situation. Paying attention to the moment won't deflate
those pressures. But it can help you cope with them in a calmer,
less stressful way that can be good for your heart, your head,
and your body.
People with artery disease may have a choice between bypass
surgery and angioplasty, depending on the circumstances of one's
condition and other factors such as whether or not a person can
take the medication clopidogrel.
Swimming is exercise that benefits the heart, lungs, and blood vessels, without the joint stress and potential pain caused by running.
Deep-vein thrombosis is a clot that forms in a leg or arm vein. Sometimes a piece of the clot can break away and travel through the bloodstream. If the clot lodges in a lung, it can be fatal.
Omega-6 fats were once criticized as unhealthy, but researchers
for the American Heart Association have concluded that they are
in fact beneficial to the heart.
Mindfulness is a form of meditation that encourages greater
awareness of one's surroundings and experiences. Volunteers with
heart failure who participated in a mindfulness study reported
lower levels of anxiety and feelings of better overall health.
Nuts are considered a healthy food when eaten in moderate
amounts, but chewing them thoroughly seems to release more of the
nut's nutritional value.
A comparison of several different diet strategies found that the
choice of diet is less important than cutting daily calorie
intake and exercising enough to burn extra calories.
What are the differences between atrial flutter and atrial
Are there any cardiovascular benefits to donating blood? Is it
like getting an oil change for your car, with the donation
getting rid of old blood cells and the body making new ones?