Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. According to the American Heart Association, over 70% of men and women between the ages of 60 and 79 have some form of cardiovascular disease and about 66% of heart disease-related deaths occur in people over the age of 75.

In many cases, heart disease can be prevented. Other types of heart disease, such atrial fibrillation (sometimes referred to as “afib”), may be tied to a genetic predisposition. In either case, Griswold Home Care hopes to provide helpful tips and information on a variety of heart diseases, their warning signs and symptoms, and (wherever possible) preventative measures you can take to ensure you and your love ones stay heart healthy for many years to come.

Below is a list of resources and information that Griswold Home Care has compiled to arm you with the latest information on heart disease, strokes, and atrial fibrillation.


Living with Atrial Fibrillation – Moving from Uncertainty to Action

Discover more about this all-too-common type of heart arrhythmia, as well the different types of afib. Learn how to recognize the signs and symptoms of afib that may help save your life or the life of a loved one.

Heart Disease & Prevention Care Plan for Older Adults

Read more about heart disease signs that manifest in older men and women. Learn what to watch out for, statistics, and pick up a few helpful tips on preventing heart disease and minimizing your risk.

Stroke: Risk Factors You Can Control

Although strokes play a role in 1 out of every 18 U.S. deaths, a stroke can be prevented. This article presents information on risk factors that can be controlled to reduce the risk of a stroke.

Atrial Fibrillation: What You Don’t Know Might Kill You

Discover the signs and symptoms of afib and gain a great understanding of this common type of heart arrhythmia.

Stroke, A Risk That Grows With Age: Prevention

Learn more about major risk factors for strokes and how to prevent against them. This article touches on such risk factors as blood pressure and cholesterol levels, afib, diabetes, and lifestyle factors.