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Posts tagged: heart disease

Work as Hard for Your Heart as it Works for You – Dr. Dudley Goulden

Did you know your heart is a muscle just like the biceps in your arm or the quadriceps in your legs? It’s considered to be the hardest working muscle in your body; beating more than 3.5 billion times during an average lifespan. And like any hard-working muscle, your heart needs a healthy diet, regular exercise, and a good night’s sleep to stay healthy. But what actually happens to this vital muscle over time when you have diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol? U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler cardiologist Dr. Dudley Goulden answers questions about maintaining a healthy heart muscle in this post to HealthConnection.TV.

Why do we call the heart a muscle? (first question)

What happens to the heart muscle during a heart attack? (skip to 1:03)

How does congestive heart failure affect the heart muscle? (skip to 1:51)

What does the term “weak heart” mean? (skip to 2:50)

What do high blood pressure and high cholesterol do to the heart? (skip to 3:25)

How does cigarette smoking and other nicotine exposure affect the heart muscle? (skip to 4:50)

How does aerobic exercise change the heart muscle? (skip to 5:46)

What do you recommend for the average person with respect to aerobic exercise? (skip to 6:35)

What changes will a healthy diet make to improve the heart muscle? (skip to 7:13)

Angina: A Pain in the Chest – Dr. Dudley Goulden

Sufferers describe it as feeling as if they have an elephant sitting on their chests. Chest pain, difficulty breathing, an oppressive feeling. These are symptoms of classic angina, a transient lack of oxygen to the heart caused by blockage in the vessels supplying the heart muscle with blood. In almost all cases, angina is a very serious symptom of heart disease. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler cardiologist Dr. Dudley Goulden answers the most important questions on angina.

What is angina and how does it differ from a heart attack? (first question)

What causes angina and is it serious? (skip to 0:50)

Who is at risk for developing angina? (skip to 1:16)

Does the presence of angina automatically mean you have heart disease? (skip to 1:55)

What are the symptoms of angina? (skip to 2:20)

What are the different types of angina and is it important to know which type you have? (skip to 2:51)

How is angina diagnosed? (skip to 3:20)

How is angina treated? (skip to 3:57)

Can angina be cured? (skip to 4:51)

If someone has angina, what are the best steps to take toward living with it? (skip to 5:48)

Omega-3 & Heart Health – Dr. Dudley Goulden

We’re generally told to cut down on the amount of fat in our diets but there are some fats that are actually essential. One such fat is Omega-3 fatty acids. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, U.T. Health Science Center Cardiologist Dr. Dudley Goulden talks about Omega-3 and how to get it in your diet for the benefit of your heart.

What are Omega-3 fatty acids? (first question)

Doesn’t fat cause heart disease? (skip to 0:39)

What is the connection between Omega-3 fatty acids and heart health? (skip to 1:08)

Are there other health benefits to Omega-3 fatty acids? (skip to 1:46)

What foods contain Omega-3 fatty acids? (skip to 2:16)

Do we get enough Omega-3 fatty acids in what we eat? (skip to 3:11)

Are fish oil supplements that contain Omega-3 effective in improving heart health? (skip to 3:44)

Should we take fish oil supplements? (skip to 4:25)

Are all fish oil supplements created equal? (skip to 5:16)

How much fish oil supplement should one take? (skip to 6:11)

How much is too much? Are there dangers to having too much Omega-3 in your system? (skip to 6:53)

If one carefully follows the recommendations regarding Omega-3 fatty acids, how effective will such a regimen be in reducing the risk for heart disease? (skip to 7:29)