Category Archives: General Interest

Heart arrhythmias in Animals

Marine mammals experience heart arrhythmias when deep-diving

As cardiology experts we spend our entire professionals lives working with the human species, but what can we learn from the animal kingdom? Do they face the same heart problems during physical activities that we face, and how can we use that knowledge to benefit us? There are many scientists out there across a variety of very interesting…

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Astronaut Heart Cardiac Studies

Astronauts experience a blood shift and lower blood pressure during long duration weightlessness

I’m sure at some point in your life you wondered what it would be like to be an astronaut or thought it would be your dream job as a kid. I know I certainly was in the latter group. Floating about in a space station, working upside down, and in my down time spending countless…

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blueberries heart health

Blueberries for breakfast may lower blood pressure

Study shows daily consumption of blueberries reduced blood pressure in as little as 8 weeks! We all hate getting out of a warm bed first thing in the morning, particularly during these winter mornings when snow can be seen on the windowsill as we are all snuggled up with our alarm ringing in our ears.…

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avocado heart health

Add avocado to your sandwich to reduce bad cholesterol

We’ve all heard of an apple a day keeps the doctor away. But recent research has indicated that having an avocado a day can help keep the cardiologist away. Researchers showed that by including avocados into your daily diet (particularly the darker skin variety) it may help lower bad cholesterol, and in turn reduce the…

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Worried about the future?

Worried about the future? Beware! Optimistic people shown to have healthier hearts.

Study shows optimists are twice as likely to be in ideal cardiovascular health. We all have stress in our lives, particularly as medical workers in the cardiology environment. Endless studying, new techniques to learn, difficult bosses and colleagues, and the constant threat of being out of a job are the main issues many people focus…

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