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Flu Shots and Heart Disease Posted by Brookhaven Heart

Vaccines are a modern miracle that have saved millions of lives. Thanks to modern science and research, we have vaccines for dozens of deadly illnesses, including mumps, measles, chicken pox and so many more. While we take most of our immunizations in childhood and get boosters in adulthood, there is one very important vaccine that we should get every year: the flu shot. Like all medications, the flu shot has potential side effects and there are certain populations that shouldn’t

Tips on natural ways to prevent heart disease - Brookhaven Heart, Long Island, NY
What Are the Natural Ways to Reduce the Risk of Heart Disease? Posted by Brookhaven Heart

Heart disease is a cardiovascular disease that can affect the heart’s function and lead to serious health conditions, such as heart attacks. The symptoms and types of heart disease can range from cardiomyopathy and infections to valvular heart disease. The good news is that many doctors and cardiologists believe that a healthy lifestyle can help reduce the risk of acquiring heart disease or having a heart attack. Natural Ways to Prevent Heart Disease Living a healthy lifestyle that includes eating

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Facts About Cardiovascular Disease in the United States Posted by Brookhaven Heart

Cardiovascular disease as we know it today is an umbrella term. It can refer to a number of heart conditions, including heart and blood vessel disease, heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and arrhythmia. Each condition presents itself differently. Some, such as heart disease, lead to a heart attack or stroke. Because cardiovascular disease encompasses numerous conditions, the average person may know little about the entire ordeal. We all know our heart must be strong and healthy. Through diet and exercise,

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What Is Coronary Heart Disease? Posted by Brookhaven Heart

Coronary heart disease, also referred to as coronary artery disease, is characterized by the narrowing of the coronary arteries. These arteries are the blood vessels that supply both oxygen and blood to the heart. Typically, coronary heart disease occurs when excess cholesterol accumulates along the artery walls, creating plaque blockages. As the arteries narrow, blood flow to the heart is restricted. On occasion, a blood clot may form and obstruct the flow of blood throughout the heart. In most patients,