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These CPR Basics Can Help Save a Life in an Emergency

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Jun 05, 2018


If you see someone going into cardiac arrest the steps you take in the minutes that follow could save a life. Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation, or CPR, could make the difference. Even knowing some CPR basics can help in an emergency situation.

According to the American Heart Association more than 350,000 cardiac arrests happen outside a hospital each year in the United States. Research shows only 1 in 5 Americans is trained in CPR, and 90 percent of people who suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrests die.

Everyone is encouraged to learn CPR, which can help double cardiac arrest survival rates by year 2020. CPR, if performed immediately and correctly, can double or triple a victim’s chance of survival. So, let’s learn some CPR basics that may help you help someone in an emergency.

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Topics: cardiology, cardiologist, healthy living, heart health, stroke, cardiovascular health, cardiovascular disease, Cardiovascular risk factors, cardiovascular system, Older Adults

How To Lower Blood Pressure Instantly

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, May 17, 2018

High blood pressure can affect your body in a lot of negative ways. It can increase your risk for heart attack, heart failure and sudden cardiac death. That’s why it’s important to know how to lower your blood pressure instantly if you’re ever told by your doctor that your blood pressure is high.

The only way to know if you have high blood pressure is to have it checked, either by your doctor or at your pharmacy. The American Heart Association considers a healthy blood pressure to be less than 120 over 80. Anything higher than that is considered either elevated or high. If you find out your blood pressure is high you should start looking for ways to lower your blood pressure instantly.

Let’s take a look at some of the things you can do, even today, to lower your blood pressure fast.

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Topics: cardiology, healthy living, heart health, cardiovascular health, cardiovascular disease, heart healthy, take care of your body

This is Why Older Adults Benefit From Interval Training

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, Apr 26, 2018

We’re all looking for the fountain of youth. Ours won’t come in the form of a pool at the base of a mountain in India, but the results of a new study may have discovered a modern-day version. It’s high interval training, and it may benefit older adults the most.

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Topics: cardiology, cardiologist, healthy living, heart health, cardiovascular health, Cardiovascular risk factors, cardiovascular system, north ohio heart, norwalk, healthy life, fitness routine, Activity tracking, Older Adults

This is What Physical Therapy Can Do for Older Adults

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Thu, Mar 29, 2018

When you think of physical therapy, you may think it’s something reserved for rehab. While it’s true almost everyone goes to physical therapy after a surgery or an injury, it is used in other ways, too. Most notably, as the baby boomer population ages, more and more older adults are using physical therapy to stay fit and active.

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Topics: heart health, exercise, healthy life

Top 5 Heart Healthy Holiday Foods

Posted by North Ohio Heart | Ohio Medical Group on Tue, Dec 12, 2017

You probably love holiday foods. We get it. In fact, you probably have a list of your favorite holiday foods that you can’t wait to eat each year. But have you ever stopped to think how good they are for your heart?

There are some holiday food traditions that are actually pretty good for our hearts, as long as you don’t overdo it. Sweet potatoes have a lot of potassium, which can help regulate your heartbeat, and cranberry sauce can lower your cholesterol level. There are some holiday foods though, that are heart healthier than others.

So, here’s our list of the top five heart-healthy holiday foods you may want to add to your menu this year.

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Topics: heart health, healthy eating

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