My Journey with Heart Palpitations

The stress of trying to work my way up the corporate ladder took its toll on my health. Working long hours and striving to “achieve” caused a lot of stress, which developed into problems with my heart. I was weak, dizzy and light headed most of the time. I remember going to aerobic class and taking my pulse […]

What is an Echocardiogram

An echocardiogram evaluates the overall function of the heart. It is used to determine if a patient has cardiovascular disease. It’s an ultrasound for the heart – detecting waves of sound frequencies. Sound is made up of lots of different frequency waves. This high frequency is an ultrasound.  It’s too high to hear with the […]

Basic Heart Anatomy

Your heart has four chambers and is approximately the size of a fist.  The chambers are: left ventricle, right ventricle, left atrium and right atrium. The left and right ventricles pump blood out of the heart into your body.  The right ventricle pushes blood to your lungs and the left ventricle pumps blood to all […]

The Benefits of Breathing

Often times your body will respond to stress physically as well as mentally or emotionally.  A common physical stress response is your heart will begin to race.  It may feel like once it starts, you cannot get it to stop.  Learning deep breathing techniques can help your heart.  Slow, deep breaths will slow your heart […]