Tagged with American Heart Association

New Sodium Research: Low Sodium Research, Part X

Cutting back on sodium in a family’s diet is challenging, and new research (abstract) confirms the importance of persevering when it comes to lowering sodium intake and highlights the difficulty we all have in doing it. Lowered sodium intake is important for everyone, but especially for older adults with chronic problems such as congestive heart failure … Continue reading

Low Sodium Diet, Part I: Senior Parents Get Started in Their 80’s

Read other Low Salt Journey installments: Senior Parents Get Started in Their 80′s: Part I, Hospital Cafeterias With No Low-Sodium Options? Part II, Making Sense of Sodium Labels and Numbers: Part III, and 5 Lessons Learned About Cutting Back on Sodium: Low-Salt Eating: Part IV. My father left the hospital just over two weeks ago, after his heart attack. His discharge  instructions directed him to … Continue reading

Cardiac Procedures and Surgeries – Good Descriptions

Last summer my father’s internist referred him to a cardiologist who found an abdominal aneurysm. Dad underwent several cardiac procedures. Understanding an enormous amount of information in a short time was difficult for everyone in our family, and especially for my parents. While the physicians’ explanations were clear and helpful to our family, many questions … Continue reading