Heart Health News

What to Know About Your Heart

July 9th, 2019|0 Comments

Most people understand the basic principles of how the heart works: blood pumps into the heart, which squeezes the blood throughout the body. But how exactly does the heart pump? How many times will it […]

Assessing Your Heart Health

June 11th, 2019|0 Comments

No matter your age, it’s always a good idea to understand how your heart works. Take a few minutes during your next yearly exam to ask the nurse what your blood pressure and pulse are, […]

Aspirin and Your Heart

May 14th, 2019|0 Comments

The American Heart Association has long recommended a low-dose aspirin daily for anyone wishing to prevent a heart attack or stroke. This precautionary measure kept blood clots from forming, which reduced the amount and severity […]

Stress and Your Heart

April 16th, 2019|0 Comments

Everyone experiences stress. Knowing that you have things to do during the day means you have to be out of bed to complete those tasks. Medicomp, the ambulatory cardiac monitor company, knows stress is inevitable, […]

Is Red Wine Actually Good for Your Heart?

March 19th, 2019|0 Comments

The link between red wine and a healthy heart has had strong proponents for quite some time. But is that link valid? How much wine is healthy? Should everyone be drinking red wine? Medicomp, the […]

Fad Diets and Your Heart

February 11th, 2019|0 Comments

With every new year comes a fascinating new diet that will miraculously increase your energy level as you lose weight. But how effective are these diets, and how do they affect your heart? Medicomp, the […]

Can Exercise Make Your Heart Younger?

January 15th, 2019|0 Comments

A recent study showed that when people reached around age 60, heart muscles do not have the elasticity they once did. Because the heart loses elasticity as we age, it cannot pump blood as powerfully […]

How Does Sleep Affect Your Heart Health?

December 5th, 2018|0 Comments

Many people know that a lack of sleep affects your heart, there’s more to it than how many hours you sleep at night. The wearable cardiac monitor experts at Medicomp bring you this information regarding […]

Tracking Heart Rate Variability

November 5th, 2018|0 Comments

For decades, scientists and physicians have been tracking heart health by recording blood pressure and heart rate readings. But within the last 20 years, another factor has shown to be an accurate indicator of fitness […]

Remembering to Take Medication

October 8th, 2018|0 Comments

To stay healthy, you visit your doctor regularly. You try to eat whole foods and have started exercising. Your doctor gave you a prescription for two types of medication; one you take in the morning […]

Vitamin D’s Effect on Heart Health

September 10th, 2018|0 Comments

Vitamin D has long been recognized as promoting healthy bones, but a recent study has recently linked vitamin D with cardiovascular health. In particular, those with low levels of vitamin D were more likely to […]

Using Your Phone to Track Your Health

August 6th, 2018|0 Comments

Medicomp, the portable cardiac monitor specialists, has a long history of combining technology with health care. Recent innovations in cell phone apps have given a large population access to physicians and centralized recordkeeping to help […]

Unusual Heart Attack Signs

July 2nd, 2018|0 Comments

It has been well documented that radiating pain in the left arm and constricting chest pain are signs of a heart attack. However, some people show uncommon symptoms when suffering a heart attack. Medicomp, your […]

How Pets Help Your Heart

June 4th, 2018|0 Comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) note that about half of Americans have at least one of the following three risk factors for heart disease: smoking, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Diet […]

What Happens After a Heart Attack?

May 21st, 2018|0 Comments

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that every year 790,000 Americans suffer a heart attack with 580,000 of those being the patient’s first attack. When an individual is released from the hospital […]

How Fitness Trackers May Change Patient Treatment

March 5th, 2018|0 Comments

As technology continues to advance, more and more devices are being invented to help patients improve their overall health. Fitness trackers are designed to do just that, and the latest models are even capable of […]

American Heart Month: Stress Management and Your Health

February 26th, 2018|0 Comments

The American Heart Association warns that stress can wreak havoc on the body by causing issues such as ulcers, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and even hypertension. The Heart Foundation also points out that allowing your […]

New Finding in the Genetic Link Between Alzheimer’s and Heart Disease

February 15th, 2018|0 Comments

The Alzheimer’s Association lists Alzheimer’s Disease as the 6th leading cause of death in the United States; it affects more than 5.5 million individuals. Currently, there is no cure for this disease that affects a […]

Heart Health and the Vegan Diet

January 24th, 2018|0 Comments

According to the Texas Heart Institute, heart failure is something that happens gradually. It is possible to go years without experiencing a symptom. That’s why it is so important to understand and mitigate your risk […]

Avocados & Bananas: Why They’re Good For Your Heart

December 13th, 2017|0 Comments

WebMD reports that one of the most important things you can do to prevent heart disease is to begin implementing a heart-healthy diet. This includes fruits and vegetables, like avocados and bananas. The experts at […]