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Heart Attack Survival Tips - CompassionCare Hospice

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Each year, more than 730,000 Americans suffer a heart attack and heart disease is the number 1 cause of death in both men and women. If you or a loved one experiences heart attack symptoms, you should get to an emergency department right away (within an hour). It will mean a better recovery and quality… Read more »


Is Your Heart Rhythm Normal? - CompassionCare Hospice

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A low heart rate (bradycardia) occurs frequently in older adults. It’s not always a problem, but it can require treatment in some cases. As we age, we expect our bodies to slow down, but not our hearts. Medical professionals consider a heart rate below 60 beats per minute as low. A normal range is from 60 to 100… Read more »


Heart Health & CPR - CompassionCare Hospice

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When someone becomes seriously ill they are faced with many decisions, these decisions often get put on loved ones and family members to decide when we can no longer speak for ourselves. One of these decisions may involve cardiopulmonary resuscitation, better known as CPR. CPR is used when a person’s heart or breathing stops. Chest… Read more »


February – American Heart Health Month - CompassionCare Hospice

Promoting Heart Health Month - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

American Heart Month Offers Men And Women The Opportunity To Learn About Their Risk For Heart Disease Women Urged To Take Action Against Their No. 1 Killer on National Wear Red Day – Promote Heart Health All This Month In its ongoing effort to raise public awareness about heart disease, the American Heart Association reminds… Read more »


Heart Health: Heart Disease - CompassionCare Hospice

American Heart Month - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada

Heart disease is caused by plaque building up in the arteries, but what can cause this? Fat and cholesterol in the blood High blood pressure Smoking Too much sugar in the blood (usually because of diabetes) The body needs cholesterol to function normally. However, your body makes all the cholesterol it needs. Over a period… Read more »


Heart Health - CompassionCare Hospice

Heart Health Month - CompassionCare Hospice of Las Vegas, Nevada. During Heart Health Month we aspire to educate the public about the risks of heart disease.

Did You Know That Heart Disease Is The Leading Cause Of Death In The U.S. Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States? Your heart health is very important. When people talk about heart disease, they are usually talking about coronary heart… Read more »