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What is Angina?

Also known as angina pectoris; angina is basically chest pressure or pain that occurs when the heart muscle fails to get enough oxygen-rich blood. This pain can also occur in other parts of your body including the arms, shoulders, back,

Cardiomyopathy Explained

Cardiomyopathy is a weakened muscle within the heart. It causes the muscle to fail to meet the needs of the individual’s body. This includes pumping the blood that has been oxygenated out to the rest of the body, and the

What Is Hypertension?

Figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that nearly one third of the American population (about 75 million people) are suffering from hypertension or high blood pressure (HBP). As the name suggests, this condition is characterized

What is Cardiac Arrhythmia?

According the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), atrial fibrillation (AFib or AF), which is the most common type of cardiac arrhythmia, is responsible for more than 750,000 hospital admissions and about 130,000 deaths every year in America. Additionally,

What Does My Blood Pressure Reading Mean?

Certainly you don’t need a holter monitor company to tell you that high blood pressure isn’t a good thing – it can lead to heart failure, damage to the arteries, stroke, kidney failure and can even be a cause of dementia.

Cholesterol FAQ’s

  What Is Cholesterol? According to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NIH), cholesterol is a soft, waxy, fat-like substance that occurs naturally in the blood stream and body cells. Although it is insoluble in blood, this substance is

Does Trans Fat Ban Mean Increased Heart Health?

It turns out that one small change has meant drastic results for heart health, and it is leading the way for fast food restaurants to change the way they think about their ingredients. When restaurants in New York started taking trans

The Benefits of Laughter For Your Heart

Certainly you don’t need a cardiac monitoring service to tell you that laughter has positive health benefits. As far back as ancient times, it was widely known that laughter can have medicinal effects. However, not many people today realize just

Harvard’s Robot Sleeve Helps a Heart Beat

Although heart attacks and heart failure affect millions of people around the world each year, treatment options are still considerably limited. If patients with advanced heart disease are not able to receive a transplant, doctors often implant devices that help

Can You Actually Die of a Broken Heart?

  When twin siblings or married couples die in a short space of time, it’s easy to jump to sentimental conclusions and blame the second death on a “broken heart”. However, as many of our team members at Cardiac Monitoring

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