Heart Attack

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest vs Heart Attack

People often confuse heart attack and cardiac arrest. A heart attack can sometimes trigger sudden cardiac arrest, but most do not.

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Research Links Pollution to Cardiovascular Disease

The researchers estimate that pollution was responsible for nine million deaths worldwide in 2019, 5.1 million of which were due to cardiovascular disease.

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Why Heart Attacks Are on the Rise in Younger People

From 2006 to 2016, heart attacks for people younger than age 40 have increased by 2 percent every year. What is driving this trend?

Devi Snively enjoying the outdoors

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection Leads to Heart Attack

At 49, Devi Snively didn’t have any risk factors for heart disease, but while on vacation in New Zealand, she had a heart attack. Devi turned to UH cardiologist Heather Gornik, MD to find out why.

Dr. Christopher Dussel and Bill Regan

Champion Pickleball Player Back on the Court, Thanks to Winning Team

A 79-year-old pickleball champ who has competed in national and international tournaments, knows about collaborating to win. But the most important team in his life was waiting just off the court, when heart attacks struck – twice in just six months.

James Bates’ EKG readings before and after treatment at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center in Ravenna, Ohio

Decisive Action Opens Man’s Coronary Artery in Under 6 Minutes

Paramedics and emergency personnel collaborated to quickly diagnose James Bates with a blocked coronary artery so that he could receive the life-saving treatment he needed.

Gregory Stefano, MD with Franklin Briggs at the UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute at UH Geauga Medical Center, a campus of UH Regional Hospitals

Man Survives Massive Heart Attack after 30+ Defibrillations

Persistence, determination and medical skill pay off to save the life of a 63-year-old man whose heart attack caused ventricular fibrillation – a potentially fatal heart rhythm disturbance.

A night out for John Woloszyn

Restaurant Staff Trained in CPR Save Customer’s Life

John Woloszyn was in the right place at the right time when his heart attack struck. The staff at Mission BBQ in Parma had been trained in CPR and acted quickly to keep him alive until help arrived.

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