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Busting Heart Health Myths

When you think of heart disease, your mind may quickly picture an older man with a previous heart attack, family history of high blood pressure and years of smoking history. But that's not the whole story. “Even people who seem to be in perfect health can be affected by heart disease," says Michael Gardner, MD, a Northwest Regional Heart & Vascular cardiologist.


Eat Heart-Smart All Day

You are what you eat, or so the saying goes. This applies to your heart too. Making small adjustments to your daily diet can make a big impact on your heart health.


Making Borscht More Heart-Healthy

Borscht is typically made with red meat. For a heart-healthy version, choose ground turkey, double the beans or use tofu. Tomatoes, parsnips and potatoes add potassium, which can help lower blood pressure. Less sodium is also better for blood pressure, and this recipe keeps it under 500 milligrams per serving.


How’s Your Rhythm? Four Heartbeat Irregularities and What You Can Do

You could have an irregular heartbeat and not know it — but that doesn’t mean it’s not dangerous. “Many people never feel an irregular heartbeat,” says Brian Moyers, MD, a Northwest Regional Heart & Vascular cardiologist and electrophysiologist.


What Women Need to Know About Cardiovascular Risk

For many years, people thought heart disease and heart attacks were men’s problems. Research studies focused on men. Diagnoses and treatments were designed for men. Today, health professionals recognize that heart disease is the top killer of women, responsible for more deaths than all cancers combined.