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Beware: The Silent Heart Attack

SilentHeartAttackJacquie Eubanks RN BSN



Scary as this may sound, people can have an unrecognized heart attack that can damage and even scar the heart muscle when not treated straightaway. While a person might sense that they are “just not feeling right” or that something actually feels wrong, symptoms of a silent heart attack can be subtle or passed off as a less health threatening condition. Yet, while the majority of heart attacks have obvious symptoms of chest pain, shortness of breath and cold sweats, the silent heart attack, often referred to as the “silent killer,” can have minimal or atypical symptoms that are not recognized as life threatening. Less specific symptoms, such as prolonged fatigue, indigestion or some muscle discomfort in the chest, jaw, back or upper arms, may often be ignored or rationalized away as anxiety, heartburn or a pulled muscle.

While cardiovascular disease remains the number one cause of death for both men and women, it is women who are more likely to be affected and the heart attacks are generally more severe. Many women may still think of cardiovascular disease as a men’s health issue, but over 50% of women who have a cardiac event are likely to die. In the time leading up to the heart attack, women at risk often experience different warning signs, such as flulike symptoms or unexplained general weakness. Often non-specific symptoms are ignored or self-diagnosed and many are surprised to later find that they actually necessitated immediate medical attention. Many do not discover they have had a heart episode until weeks or months after the event. Others will continue to have persistent symptoms and may see their medical provider sooner.

As we will learn, symptoms should never be ignored, as the longer the heart goes without treatment, the more irreversible damage can occur. Medically referred to as silent ischemia and generally caused by a slow buildup of arterial plaque, coronary artery disease eventually results in a subtle loss of blood flow and decreased oxygen to the heart, causing the death of heart muscle cells and scarring of heart muscle. While the damage can range from mild to severe, delayed treatment can have deadly consequences, often resulting in permanent harm. By learning to recognize the unusual discomforts and not ignoring a sense that something isn’t right, women can limit damage from an attack or avoid one altogether. When in doubt, check in with your intuition. If the symptoms are concerning and you haven’t experienced them before, it’s worth a visit to the ER to get checked out. It’s better to feel embarrassment when it turns out you’re okay rather than risk further damage or heart failure when you are not.

Like many other age related diseases, coronary artery disease is largely preventable with a healthy lifestyle. While certain factors are not avoidable, such as aging or genetics, knowing and reducing your own controllable risk factors can pay off with a healthier heart and a longer lifespan. Lifestyle factors that support cardiac health and overall wellness include not smoking, losing weight if needed, participating in enjoyable physical activity, reducing stress, controlling blood pressure and blood sugar and proper management of diabetes. It’s extremely important to your long term survival to be aware of the signs and symptoms of silent heart disease. See your doctor if you have atypical symptoms of light headedness, an upset stomach or burning sensation in the upper abdomen, sweating, and pain or discomfort in the chest, arms, back, neck or jaw.

Professional Supplement Center offers these and other high quality supplements that support cardiovascular health and wellness:

Bio-Cardio 369Bio-Cardio 369 by Biotics Research – In additional to multiple vitamins and minerals, this product supplies specific nutrient synergists, such as CoQ10 and an optimal blend of essential fatty acids, known to support healthy cardiac function. Gluten free.


Ultra Cardio Pack (66354)Ultra Cardio Support Pack by Douglas Laboratories – Each individual packet contains multivitamins and minerals, EPA and DHA essential fatty acids, a proprietary blend of organic fruits and vegetables, CoQ10, botanicals and green foods in support of cardiovascular function and overall wellness. Soy free.

Mag-Potassium AspartateMag-Potassium Aspartate by ProThera – This blend contains cardio supportive electrolytes along with aspartic acid to aid in the maintenance of normal heart rhythm, blood pressure and energy production. Gluten, casein and soy free.


Cardio3 Q10 Omega 3Cardio3 Q10 Omega 3 by Bioclinic Naturals – This highly bioavailable supplement provides pharmaceutical grade EPA and DHA, CoQ10 and a high ORAC value, proprietary antioxidant berry concentrate in support of cardiovascular health, HDL cholesterol and blood pressure. Gluten and dairy free.


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Silent Heart Attack: Symptoms, Risks. https://www.goredforwomen.org/about-heart-disease/facts_about_heart_disease_in_women-sub-category/silent-heart-attack-symptoms-risks/
Silent Ischemia and Ischemic Heart Disease. http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/PreventionTreatmentofHeartAttack/Silent-Ischemia-and-Ischemic-Heart-Disease_UCM_434092_Article.jsp
Beware the Silent Heart Attack. http://health.clevelandclinic.org/2014/08/beware-the-silent-heart-attack/
Women and Heart Disease. http://www.texasheart.org/HIC/Topics/HSmart/women.cfm

Do You Know Your Heart Age?

Heart_AgeJacquie Eubanks RN BSN



As we age, some of us may stop counting birthdays or may not like to admit our chronological age, especially when we feel young at heart. Did you know that according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a majority of U.S. adults aged 30 – 74 have an average heart age that is 5 – 7 years older than their real age? Doctors are using a heart age determination as another way to look at a person’s risk for having a heart attack or stroke. While long established risk factors have not changed, studies show that patients are more likely to make healthy lifestyle changes based on heart age, as opposed to accepted risk factors for developing cardiovascular disease. When 800,000 Americans die of heart related conditions each year, anything that helps drive home the dire need to make healthy lifestyle choices that reduce the chances for heart attack, stroke or peripheral artery disease can help not only to improve lives but to save lives.

The concept of heart age may be new, but one trial showed that people who learned their heart age were able to reduce that age by 1.5 years over one year’s time, while those who received the traditional risk assessment were less successful in reducing their heart age.

Heart age assessment depends on a number of risk factors for heart disease, including age, smoking status, high systolic blood pressure, unhealthy diet, physical inactivity, high cholesterol levels, obesity and diabetes status. While doctors have long used these measures to predict a patient’s risk of heart attack during the next decade of their life, the study showed people are more likely to take their risk levels to heart when they learn the startling truth of their actual heart age.

While people need to know their cholesterol and blood pressure levels in order to assess heart age, when a 50 year old overweight male smoker with untreated high systolic blood pressure is told he has a predicted heart age of 72 years, it is more likely to get his attention. After one year of not smoking, his heart age drops by 14 years. And if he lowers his blood pressure, 19 years. A 50 year old non-smoking, obese, diabetic female with high blood pressure has a heart age of 85 years! Learning that your risk of heart attack or stroke is the same as someone 20 – 35 years older than you provides significant motivation to make healthy changes.

While changing behaviors is never easy, studies show that about 75% of heart disease and stroke are preventable, especially when you truly understand your risks and leave the “it won’t happen to me” mentality behind. Because it can and it does. And while risk factors such as age and genetics cannot be controlled, healthy lifestyle changes can make a huge difference, especially when you think in terms of your heart growing younger. If we could reverse our actual age with a health conscious lifestyle, many of us would sign up for that today. You can start to lower your heart age by choosing 2 risk factors that you can change, such as getting regular exercise and not smoking, then work towards improving those first.

Studies show that 3 in 4 heart attacks and strokes are due to risk factors that increase heart age. Give yourself the gift of better health by taking steps at any time to lower your heart age and assist you in keeping it low over time. The more lifestyles changes you make, the more your heart and overall health improves. Every day simple choices can have a direct impact on your longevity.

  • Work towards an ideal blood pressure of less than 120/80 to significantly lower your heart age
  • For every month and year that you don’t smoke, you add more time to your lifespan
  • Research shows that active people extend their lifespan by about 5 years
  • Eating more whole foods, vegetables and fruits and eliminating processed foods, sugar and refined grains has been shown to reverse heart disease and diabetes, when combined with regular exercise

Professional Supplement Center offers these and many other high quality nutraceuticals that support heart health:

Cardio ProtectCardio Protect by BioGenesis Nutraceuticals – This complete botanical and nutritional formula supports coronary and systemic vascular circulation, encourages healthy calcium metabolism, and provides cardiovascular mitochondrial energy and muscle contraction support.


Cardio3 Q10 Omega 3Cardio3 Q10 Omega 3 by Bioclinic Naturals – This highly bioavailable formula contains therapeutic amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, CoQ10 and a proprietary blend of high ORAC value whole berry antioxidants in support of cardiovascular health. Gluten and dairy free.


Cardio-Stolix (200596-)Cardio – Stolix by Douglas Laboratories – This natural ingredient blend provides synergistic herbs, vitamins, minerals and amino acids in support of vascular and circulatory function and general cardiovascular health. Gluten free.


Bio-CardioSirt BPBio-CardioSirt BP™ by Biotics Research – This unique formulation provides 7 key micronutrients, including vitamins, minerals and a proprietary blend, that have been clinically shown to support normal, healthy blood pressure levels. Gluten and dairy free.


Is Your Heart Age Older Than You? http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/pdf/2015-09-vitalsigns.pdf
Heart Age. http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/heartage/
The New Science On Old Age: 10 Ways To Live Longer. http://www.medicaldaily.com/new-science-old-age-10-ways-live-longer-332026
Elderly Who Exercise 30 Minutes A day Live 5 Years Longer, Study Finds. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/15/elderly-who-exercise-live-longer-study_n_7291472.html