With Portable AEDs Becoming Popular, Cardiac Arrests Aren't as Deadly as They Used to Be
As of late, it seems as though cardiovascular health has garnered a lot of attention in the media. With all of the information available about heart disease, it is a little disconcerting that so many people die from it. But with even more information, advanced treatments and portable AEDs becoming popular, cardiac arrests aren't as deadly as they used to be.
But there remain myths about heart health that are simply not true. Here are few heart health myths.
If You Have Heart Disease You Can’t Exercise
Most of the time this is a false statement. After a heart attack, your doctor will suggest you get on a regular workout schedule about two weeks after the event. According to experts, regular workouts will slow down the progression of heart disease and might even lessen the chances of a second heart attack.
Younger Women Aren’t at Risk for Heart Disease
Many women in their 40s and 50s aren't concerned about cardiovascular health as they feel it’s not a concern until they get older. However, nearly half a million women die from heart disease each year, many under the age of 65. Many of the risks of heart disease are increasingly being seen in younger women. When these risk factors are present, heart disease becomes more common.
Heart Disease Comes With Health Issues
There are no symptoms of high blood pressure or high cholesterol, meaning you could be suffering one, the other or both and not even know it.
Avoid Heart Attacks by Taking Omega-3 Fatty Acids and Aspirin
Omega-3 fatty acids and aspirin are good ways to help prevent heart disease, but they are limited as a preventative measure. In addition to taking these supplements, you really need to be having regular workouts, eating right and visiting your doctor on a regular basis.