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New blood pressure guidelines affect millions

March 9, 2018

New blood pressure guidelines affect millions

By uclahealth uclahealth

The American College of Cardiology recently updated existing blood pressure guidelines based on findings from the 2017 Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT). Previously, guidelines labeled people with a blood pressure reading of 140/90 as high risk. Now, if your reading is 130/80 you are high risk. This 10-point change means nearly half of American […]

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Tags: blood pressure, blood pressure guidelines, exercise, heart services, high blood pressure, hypertension, increasing exercise, lifestyle modification, lower blood pressure, Mediterranean diet, SPRINT trial, systolic blood pressure


We know better, but we’re still eating too much salt

March 24, 2017

We know better, but we’re still eating too much salt

By Amy Albin Amy Albin

If you’ve been diagnosed with high blood pressure, you know the importance of limiting your salt consumption. Too much sodium can cause excess water build up, causing blood pressure to rise and straining your heart and blood vessels. But despite this warning, a new study found that patients with high blood pressure, or hypertension, are […]

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Tags: cardiology, Dr. Gregg Fonarow, healthy eating, heart health, high blood pressure, hypertension, nutrition, Salt, sodium, wellness


Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #13

February 25, 2017

Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #13

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Mediterranean Diet Pyramid Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.

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Tags: heart disease, heart facts, heart health, heart health tips, Heart Month, Mediterranean diet, UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center, women's health


Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #11

February 23, 2017

Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #11

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How to figure out portion size Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.

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Tags: diet, heart disease, heart facts, heart health, heart health tips, Heart Month, portion size, UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center, women's health


Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #10

February 22, 2017

Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #10

By uclahealth uclahealth

Healthy diet, physical activity, low stress and strong social supports really do help you live longer. Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.

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Tags: diet, healthy diet, heart disease, heart facts, heart health, heart health tips, Heart Month, low stress, physical activity, social support, stress, UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center


Women's Heart Month: Are you at risk for heart disease?

February 22, 2017

Women’s Heart Month: Are you at risk for heart disease?

By uclahealth uclahealth

Seeing red? February is Women’s Heart Month, and each year women around the country wear scarlet to raise awareness of the risk heart disease poses for women. Heart disease is the leading killer of women in the United States, causing one of every three deaths, according to the American Heart Association. Yet, experts say, many […]

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Tags: abnormal heart rhythms, alcohol consumption, atherosclerosis, blood pressure, blood sugar, chest pain, cigarette smoking, diabetes, Dr. Karol Watson, fluttering heartbeat, healthy weight, heart attack


Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #9

February 21, 2017

Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #9

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Eating a Mediterranean diet pattern reduces heart attacks, strokes and death! Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.

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Tags: heart attacks, heart disease, heart facts, heart health, heart health tips, Heart Month, Mediterranean diet, strokes, UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center, women's health


Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #8

February 20, 2017

Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #8

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Substitute liquid fats for solid fats! Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.

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Tags: heart disease, heart facts, heart health, heart health tips, Heart Month, liquid fats, solid fats, UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center, women's health


Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #7

February 19, 2017

Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #7

By uclahealth uclahealth

Enjoy a bit of dark chocolate, but only in small amounts! Chocolate is rich in resveratrol, cocoa and antioxidants. Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.

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Tags: heart disease, heart facts, heart health, heart health tips, Heart Month, UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center, women's health


Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #6

February 18, 2017

Celebrating Heart Month – Tip #6

By uclahealth uclahealth

When possible, stand. Limit sitting time! Learn more about Heart Services at UCLA.

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Tags: heart disease, heart facts, heart health, heart health tips, Heart Month, UCLA Women's Cardiovascular Center, women's health