The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) considers cardiovascular disease the “leading killer of Americans.” That’s a pretty serious and scary description, especially considering that there’s often little indication of a health issue leading up to a heart attack (referred to clinically as a myocardial infarction [MI]).
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On top of the most common risk factors for heart disease (i.e., high blood pressure [hypertension], high blood cholesterol [hyperlipidemia], diabetes, obesity, age (60+ years), and family history of heart attack, we look into several other lesser known factors that can forecast heart issues in your future…
Dizziness Upon Standing
You may not be familiar with the term orthostatic hypotension. However, it represents overwhelming light-headedness, which can span a few minutes, strikes certain individuals when they stand up a little too quickly from a seated or lying position.
According to data from the University of North Carolina, this type of blood flow issue can predict cardiovascular failure in the future. In fact, research concludes that orthostatic hypotension can increase the risk of heart failure later life by up to 54-percent.