Heart Disease

Finding new ways to eat healthy doesn’t have to be a tough nut to crack. Just grab yourself a handful of walnuts, almonds or pistachios and you’ll be well on your way to improving your heart. Over time, these snacks can help lower cholesterol, reduce the buildup of plaque in the arteries and prevent blood clots. Try eating nuts a few times a week to reap the greatest nutritional benefit. For other heart-healthy foods, check out a recent issue of AtlanticView >

Heart Disease Programs and Screenings

Education and prevention can keep you and your loved ones healthy. We invite you to take advantage of the programs, support groups and screenings available. Adults 65 and older who are looking to stay well with age may benefit from events labeled “New Vitality.”
The Importance of Cardiovascular Exercise for Heart Health
Learn about different types of cardiovascular exercise and practical strategies for meeting individual fitness goals.
Tuesday, February 5; 6:30 to 7:30pm
Sussex County Library, Louise Childs Branch, 21 Stanhope Sparta Road, Stanhope, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-800-247-9580.
Healthy Hearts
Cardiologists, medical staff and other guest speakers will address a variety of heart health topics. Anyone with a cardiac disease, such as congestive heart failure, high blood pressure or coronary artery disease, is welcome to attend.
Wednesday, February 6 and March 6, 12:30 to 1:30pm
Hackettstown Medical Center, 1st Floor, Conference Dining Room
For more information and to register, please call 908-850-6819.
New Vitality: Heart-Healthy Eating
Learn shopping tips, recipes and instructions for reading food labels that can help you eat heart healthy.
Wednesday, February 27; 1:00 to 2:00pm
Hackettstown Medical Arts Building, Center for Healthier Living
108 Bilby Road, Suite 101, Hackettstown, NJ
For more information and to register, please call 1-844-472-8499.

Heart Disease Articles
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New Cholesterol Drug's High Price May Not Be Worth It: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 2, 2019 -- Despite being slashed by half in recent months, the price tag for advanced cholesterol-fighting drugs is still too high to make them cost-effective, a new analysis has concluded.

In March, the manufacturer of alirocumab (Praluent) announced that it would cut the cost of the medication from $14,000 a year to $7,000.

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