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    What a lucky person I am to be able to have this website and have a great group of participates. We really do need to take care of one another. I am thankful to all of you for making us such a success in helping others.
  1. You can get a lot of tips and tricks if you read some posts in the, Exercise, Cardiac Rehab, and Healthy Lifestyle Tips Section
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  6. Thousands of adults may be needlessly taking tablets for high blood pressure, doctors say. A panel of experts in the U.S. has recommended that adults over 60 should only be prescribed medicine when their blood pressure levels reach 150 over 90 or higher. This is due to the side effects that blood pressure tablets can cause, such as fainting and falls in older people and interaction with other medicines they are taking. The new guidance was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. In it, the doctors stress they are not changing the definition of high blood pressure: 140/90. People with heart disease, diabetes or chronic kidney disease must should aim for a reading of 130/80 or lower. In the new American guidance, adults aged 60 and older, they are recommending a higher treatment threshold, prescribing medicine only when blood pressure levels reach 150 over 90 or higher. Too aggressive blood pressure treatment can cause fainting and falls in older patients, or bad interactions with drugs they're already taking for other illnesses, panel members said. However much of the existing guidance does remain - such as giving younger adults with a reading of 140/90 medication and also those with diabetes or kidney disease. A third of people in the UK and U.S. have high blood pressure - and a third do not realise. It is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure. Every day there are 350 preventable strokes or heart attacks in the UK due to high blood pressure. A high blood pressure reading is one that exceeds 140/90 millimetres of mercury (mm Hg). The first figure, the systolic pressure, corresponds to the ‘surge’ that occurs with each heart beat. The condition typically has no symptoms, so it goes undetected or untreated in many people. High blood pressure is a major risk factor for heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure In developed countries like the UK, the lifetime risk of developing high blood pressure is now 90 per cent and six million Britons take drugs to control it - usually for life. People with hypertension - the medical term - are routinely advised to change their lifestyle and eat less salt, lose weight, drink less alcohol, eat more fruit and vegetables and exercise more. The new guidelines were based on a review of the most rigorous kind of medical research - studies in which patients are randomly prescribed drugs or dummy pills - published since the last update in 2003. The research suggests older patients can avoid major health problems like heart attacks, strokes and kidney disease even when their blood pressure is above the current recommended level, the panel said. For many patients, two or three drugs - or more - are needed to bring their blood pressure down. Many older adults could probably reduce their doses, or take fewer drugs, to reach the new, less strict target, said Dr. Paul James, a panel member and family medicine specialist-researcher at the University of Iowa. While the guidelines were updated by a government-appointed panel, they don't yet have the government's endorsement like previous versions. And some doctors fear the experts didn't take into account the effects of under treating high blood pressure in older people. Dr. Curtis Rimmerman, a Cleveland Clinic cardiologist, called the guidelines "exceedingly important" given the prevalence of high blood pressure, which affects about 1 in 3 adults. The panel added that the guidelines are simply recommendations, and that doctors should make treatment decisions based on patients' individual circumstances.
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  8. When it comes to improving heart health, the mind can be a powerful tool. For those with heart disease, psychological therapies can decrease the likelihood of heart attack and death. While heart disease therapies involving exercise, diet and medication can improve physical health, the benefits of mental therapies may be less obvious. A new study found that heart disease patients may lower the risk of heart attacks and death if they receive psychological support, including music therapy and talking about their treatment. Zoi Aggelopoulou, RN, PhD, with NIMTS Veterans Hospital of Athens, Greece, led analysis of nine trials that evaluated the additional impact of a psychological intervention as part of coronary heart disease treatment. The trials represented 6,641 patients. Researchers observed that the addition of a psychological intervention seemed to reduce mortality and recurrence of cardiac episodes, such as heart attack. The types of psychosocial interventions included in the studies were psychological support (such as talking to patients and their families about issues that were worrying them), music therapy, group psychotherapy, education, prayer, relaxation and breathing techniques, as well as diet and exercise. While benefits were not statistically significant during the first two years of follow-up, the people who participated in the programs that included psychological intervention/exercise appeared to have a risk reduction of 55 percent for death and cardiac episodes after a two-year follow-up. This also translated into fewer repeat visits to the hospital. Dr. Aggelopoulou told dailyRx News, “These psychological interventions can help reduce cardiac events in heart disease patients as they can reduce stress and depression of patients who had a cardiac episode or a cardiological operation.” Along with colleagues A.T. Spirou, M. Mantzorou, D. Mastrogiannis, J. Trikilis and K. Mystakidou, Dr. Aggelopoulou said that the study validates the view that cardiovascular disease is not just a physical disease but also has a substantial psychological component. She added that after acute cardiac episodes or major operations, heart patients may feel particularly vulnerable and powerless. “During such events the health team and doctors and nurses in particular, who are spending more time at the bedside, should be able to recognize signs of disorders, implement techniques of management of psychological risk and refer them to specialized psychologists if needed,” Dr. Aggelopoulou told dailyRx News. Based on the findings, she recommends that heart patients seek answers for all their questions while they are still in the hospital. “Both during their hospitalization and after discharge, they should take part in programs for relaxation and breathing techniques, and diet and exercise programs,” Dr. Aggelopoulou said. The authors urged that psychological interventions become part of the rehabilitation process. In a press release, Dr. Aggelopoulou said, "We can help our patients by simply talking to them or introducing new things like music therapy into our clinical practice.” The study was presented at the Acute Cardiac Care Congress 2013, the annual meeting of the Acute Cardiovascular Care Association (ACCA) of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), taking place October 12-14 in Madrid, Spain.
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  10. An exercise study provides good news for people who don’t like to jog, but want a healthy heart. It suggests that taking a brisk walk in the park, at the mall or on the treadmill may be all it takes to keep the ticker ticking. Duke University researchers found that the amount of exercise may be more important than intensity to improve cardiovascular health. Just as earlier research has indicated, the study of 133 overweight sedentary men and women found that two to three hours of exercise a week at a moderate intensity can greatly reduce cardiovascular disease. Researchers said the findings may encourage people to exercise even if they aren’t losing weight. “Many people exercise to lose weight, and when that doesn’t occur, they stop exercising,” Researchers said. “However, the truth is that you can improve cardiovascular fitness and reduce the risk of heart disease by exercising without losing weight.”
  11. Now a study has found that in fact music can strengthen the heart - and improve the recovery of patients suffering from heart disease. Cardiologists said the findings suggested that all people could boost the health of their hearts simply by listening to their favorite tunes. Patients with cardiac disease were divided into three groups. Some were enrolled in exercise classes for three weeks. Others were put in the same classes, but also told to listen to music of their choice at any point for 30 minutes every day. A third group only listened to music, and did not take cardio-vascular exercise, which is usually prescribed to those with heart disease. At the end of the trial, the patients who had listened to music as well as exercising had boosted crucial measures of heart function significantly, and improved their exercise capacity by 39 per cent. The group which only took aerobic exercise improved their capacity by 29 per cent. Even those who took no exercise and only listened to their favourite music for half an hour a day improved their exercise function by 19 per cent, the study of 74 patients found. The measures of improved heart function included improved endothelial function, which is necessary to maintain the body's vascular response. The findings, presented at the European Society of Cardiology's annual congress in Amsterdam, suggested that the release of key hormones while listening to music was behind the changes. Prof Delijanin Ilic, the lead investigator, from the Institute of Cardiology, University of Nis, Serbia, said: "When we listen to music we like then endorphin's are released from the brain and this improves our vascular health. There is no 'best music' for everyone - what matters is what the person likes and makes them happy." She said other studies examining the impact of music suggested there might be some types of music which were less good for the heart - with heavy metal more likely to raise stress levels, while opera, classical and other types of 'joyful' music were more likely to stimulate endorphin's. Prof Ilic said: "It is also possible that it is better to have music without words, because it is possible that the words themselves can upset the emotions." Although the study was carried out on patients suffering from heart disease, she said she believed the findings were likely to apply to a wider population, since it is already known that exercise boosts coronary health in healthy people. Prof Ilic said: "Listening to favorite music alone and in addition to regular exercise training improves endothelial function and therefore may be an adjunct method in the rehabilitation of patients with coronary artery disease. There is no 'ideal' music for everybody and patients should choose music which increases positive emotions and makes them happy or relaxed."
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