Staying healthy while living with cardiovascular disease.
The heart is a 4-chambered muscle that functions as a blood pump; the 2 upper chambers are called the atria and the 2 lower chambers are the ventricles.
Syncope, or fainting, is a form of transient loss of consciousness caused by insufficient blood flow to the brain characterized by a rapid onset, short duration, and spontaneous and complete recovery.
Exercise and Cardiovascular Health
Over the past 4 decades, numer-
ous scientific reports have ex-
amined the relationships be-
tween physical activity, physical
fitness, and cardiovascular health.
Contemporary research on cardiovascular disease in sub-saharan Africa.
Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are often called “silent killers” because heart attacks and strokes are a common first warning sign of an underlying disease. High blood pressure is the most frequent and most important risk factor for CVDs.
A researcher’s advice on managing stress
It’s no secret that stress can damage your heart health. Sudden stress increases your short-term risk of heart attack; when it’s prolonged it can raise your blood pressure and cholesterol levels