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Chocolate Pills Could Make Their Way Into Your Medicine Cabinet

In an attempt to improve cardiovascular health holistically, researchers are currently developing and testing cocoa extract capsu...
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Natural Alternatives to Aspirin for Heart Health

Aspirin, or acetylsalicylic acid, is a pain reliever with blood-thinning properties. In certain circumstances, aspirin may lower t...
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Why Does Your Heart Beat Fast When You Exercise?

The heart pumps blood through the body to provide nutrients and remove waste from the body’s tissues. The body requires more...
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Benefits of Infrared Heat

If you’ve ever used a hot pack to warm up a sore muscle before exercise or a sporting event, then you know that heat can inc...
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What Are the Benefits of a Good Cardiovascular System?

Your cardiovascular system is made up of your heart, arteries, veins and capillaries. The heart has four separate chambers--two at...
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How to Read a Pulse Oximeter

Pulse oximeters are devices that are used to indirectly measure the amount of oxygen in the blood by measuring a quantity known as...
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Structure & Functions of the Cardiovascular System

The cardiovascular system is a complex network of the heart, blood vessels and blood. It's job is to deliver nutrients to the body...
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Signs & Symptoms of a Low Pulse Rate

A pulse rate is considered normal if it falls between 60 and 100 beats per minutes when a person is at rest. The Mayo Clinic notes...
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What Are the Causes of a Low Pulse Rate?

A slow heart rate is a condition known as bradycardia. A normal heart rate falls in the range of 60 to 100 beats per minute. Acco...
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How Does Your Diet Affect Heart Health?

Your cardiovascular system is an important and fragile group of structures that pumps nutrient- and oxygen-rich blood throughout y...
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