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Heart Disease - Overcoming High Blood Pressure, Issue #017
June 01, 2012

Overcoming High Blood
Pressure Newsletter
Heart Disease

Issue #017 - June 1, 2012

, Heart disease is generally thought of as a man's issue and not woman's issue. But heart disease is just as common in women and deadlier since it is not diagnosed early, especially in African-Americans.

In an emergency doctors can implant Impella 5.0, the world's smallest heart pump, which I'll tell you more about later.

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What Is Heart Disease?

Your heart is the most important organ in your body and can be damaged by high blood pressure creating heart disease which can sometime go unrecognized.

To complicate matters even more because this disease looks different in women than men, it is even more difficult to be diagnosed.

You must be vigilant in knowing your risk factors, learn to recognize the signs and make lifestyle changes to avoid this disease completely.

Read more on The Heart Truth.

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Impella 5.0 - The World's Smallest Heart Pump

Impella 5.0 is a device that is implanted during open-heart surgeries, that pumps blood through your heart, allowing it to rest and recover.

This is a temporary device and once your heart is able to function on its own it is removed.

See how Impella 5.0 device works.

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Symptoms Of Heart Attack

In women crushing chest pains isn't the only sign of a heart attack as stated by the US Department of Health and Human Services Services.

Some sign and symptoms include pain or discomfort in one of both your arms, back, neck, jaw or stomach. Shortness of breath, nausea, feeling faint, breaking out in a cold sweat.

Signs seen mostly in women are heartburn, loss of appetite, feeling tired or weak, coughing and heart flutter.

So if you think you are having a heart attack call 911 within five minutes of feeling any of these symptoms.

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Questions And Topics Of Interest

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Heart Healthy Recipe

Colorful fruits and veggies promote heart health. Combining and juicing these colorful ingredients will lower your weight, gives you more energy and increase calm.

Berry Refresh

Makes 6 to 8 ounces
Prep time: 6 minutes

2 cups unsweetened cranberries, fresh or frozen
3 cups watermelon, mostly rind with some of the flesh
1 European seedless cucumber, with skin
4 stalks celery
1/2 bunch mint

192 calories, 46g carbohydrate, 0mg cholesterol, 1g fat, 4g protein, 140mg sodium per serving.

You can change these fruits and vegetables with the ones you love by trying different variations. So start with four fruits and vegetables and add new ones as you figure out your palate.

Also select a juicer that maximizes yield per juicing.

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Black women are at a higher risk of heart disease along with other factors such as higher cholesterol levels, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, and lack of physical activity.

Also if you had hypertension during your pregnancy you are often times at a greater risk of developing heart disease later in life.

So the message is women must now be diligent about their care and treatment, along with careful monitoring and having access to aggressive treatment.

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