HEART ATTACK RISK

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Eileen Horning

The Importance of Action in Saving a Life

Monday started unremarkably for Eileen Horning. Five days later, she left the hospital with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator, a battery-powered device placed in the chest and connected to the heart by thin wires.

Ilissa Clark

Fighting for Heart Health: Using Experience for Awareness

A young patient's cardiac arrests have moved her mother to help ensure that more people who experience cardiac arrest survive.

coronary calcium scan

Coronary Calcium Score Test: A Tool To Clarify Heart Disease Risk

A coronary calcium score test is a low-level CT scan that looks at the coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart muscle. The scan checks for calcified plaque buildup along the walls of these arteries.

vaping

Vaping May Be More Dangerous Than Cigarette Smoking, Studies Show

Some people take up vaping to avoid the health hazards of smoking cigarettes. But when it comes to your heart health, a pair of recent studies show e-cigarettes are just as dangerous as cigarettes made from tobacco.

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Be Careful In the Summer Heat if You Have Heart Disease

Enjoy fun in the sun this summer - but be cautious in the hot weather if you or someone in your family has heart disease or a congenital heart condition.

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How Early Menopause is Linked to a Higher Risk of Heart Disease

Menopause is the start of a new chapter. One aspect that many women may not realize is that they now are at higher risk of cardiovascular disease.

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Cardiovascular Disease Is Different for Women

Women are increasingly aware of cardiovascular disease and its symptoms. But many don't know that women have different symptoms, treatments and outcomes than men. Learn about these important differences and what you should do.

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Heart Attacks Becoming More Common in Younger Women

Many young women spend more time worrying about cancer than their heart health, but young women have to understand that heart disease knows no age requirement.

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