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Five Things You Need To Know About Pacemakers

Posted by Tara Cohen on Oct, Tue 25, 2016

A couple of years ago, my grandmother went through several episodes of falling down and losing consciousness. It was a scary time, and her physician recommended a pacemaker, which was ultimately a great choice for her that helped prevent these episodes from reoccurring. The day of her surgery, a nurse handed my mom a packet with a pacemaker wallet card and the serial number for my grandmother’s pacemaker, and said, “You’re also going to want to order her a pacemaker medical ID bracelet.” Luckily for my mom, she knew just who to call.

I was able to help my grandma pick out a medical ID and advise her on what to have us engrave. And as I did so, I realized that although we do this for our customers daily, I did not personally know all that much about pacemakers and how they work, what care to take, what to watch for, or what heart conditions they help treat. So for all of you who, like me, may not know all there is to know about pacemakers, here’s a handy list of Five Facts About Pacemakers.

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Six Signs of Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jul, Wed 10, 2013

What is Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome?

Mitral valve prolapse is a heart condition in which one of the heart’s valves, the one separating the left side’s upper and lower chambers, does not close properly. This can, but does not always, cause mitral regurgitation, a scenario in which blood flows backward because the valve isn’t closing fully when the heart contracts.

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Tags: heart disease, heart conditions, heart disease medical alert bracelets, heart disease medical ID bracelets, heart disease IDs, heart condition medical alert bracelet, heart disease awareness, Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome

Spreading The Joy: From Heart Attack to Giving Back

Posted by Tara Cohen on Jul, Mon 08, 2013

Meet Pat Gibbs: heart attack survivor, activist, aspiring photographer, Lauren’s Hope customer, and all-around inspiring lady. This 63-year-old “Raging Granny” enjoys, “…singing at festivals and picket lines about environmental and social justice issues on my days off,” explains Pat. “When I am fully retired, I hope to be able to attend every Raging Granny gig. On the west coast of Canada here, that is almost a lifestyle choice for many retirees who are also activists. I also love to attend the film evenings put on by our local Cinema Politica group where activists meet to share and learn.”

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Tags: heart conditions, heart disease medical alert bracelets, heart disease survival story, heart disease medical ID bracelets, heart disease IDs, heart attack, heart condition medical alert bracelet

Why Everyone With Hypertension Needs A Medical Alert Bracelet

Posted by Tara Cohen on May, Fri 24, 2013

Top Risk Factors For Hypertension

For people with hypertension, or high blood pressure, medical alert bracelets are an extra layer of protection against serious complications from a cardiac event. If your blood pressure is high most of the time (that is, not just when you’re nervous at the doctor or have been drinking excessive amounts of caffeine, but high in resting and moderately active states), your doctor will likely run additional tests, measure your blood pressure at various points in the day, and diagnose you with high blood pressure. This means your blood pressure is usually 140/90 or above. Normal blood pressure is 120/80 or below (it can be too low, however, which is also potentially problematic).

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Tags: diabetes, Medical ID Jewelry, medical alert bracelet, medical alert bracelets, hypertension medical alert bracelet, hypertension, cushing syndrome, heart conditions

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