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  • Heart Valve Disease in the Elderly Have you ever heard the phrase “getting old is not for sissies?” We all look forward to the “golden years” with great anticipation, but sometimes we’re faced with unexpected medical conditions that change the way we’ve planned to spend the advanced years of our lives. Heart ... Continue Reading
  • Normal Heart Rate for Elderly Adults A normal heart rate for seniors is between 60 and 100 beats per minute. However, the resting heart rate for seniors can differ from their heart rate with regular exercise. To determine the target elderly heart rate, you will want to take the maximum heart rate for seniors ... Continue Reading
  • Healthy and Happy Heart Diets: The Heart Diet That’s Right for You Healthy and Happy Heart Diet Heart disease is the leading cause of death in America, accounting for 610,000 deaths annually. The best way to protect yourself is with a heart-healthy diet. The leading risk factors for heart disease include high blood pressure, high ... Continue Reading
  • Silent but Deadly: What is a Silent Heart Attack? When you think of a heart attack, you may think of chest pains, shortness of breath, and pain in the left arm. What if your loved one didn’t have any of these symptoms? If so, they may have experienced what is known as a silent heart attack. What is a Silent Heart Attack In ... Continue Reading
  • Congestive Heart Failure Life Expectancy: 4 Facts This post was published on February 17, 2015 and updated on January 8, 2019. Nearly everyone knows something about heart disease. From high blood pressure & cholesterol to bypass surgery to heart attacks, heart disease is top-of-mind for most older adults and their loved ... Continue Reading
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