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Is It Heartburn – or a Heart Attack?

Posted 12/23/2014 by UHBlog

If you’re confused or concerned about any persistent symptoms you’re having, always let your doctor know. Is your heartburn simply that or the sign of something much worse? It’s not always easy to tell. Unfortunately, the stakes couldn’t be higher. Forty percent of women and 30 percent of men with coronary artery disease experience this symptom, according to cardiologist Barbara Williams, MD. In general, heartburn typically feels like an ache just under the tip of the ...

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His-and-Hers Signs of Heart Attack

Posted 2/25/2014 by UHBlog

Believe it or not, someone in the U.S. suffers a heart attack every 34 seconds, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). And here’s another important measure of time: five minutes. The AHA recommends waiting no longer than this to call 911 if you suspect that someone may be having a heart attack. Time is crucial when treating a heart attack, so it’s a good idea to be able to recognize its symptoms. There are slight differences in the way men and women experience heart atta...

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