HEART ATTACK RISK
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David Diaz was awakened in the middle of the night by a tingling sensation in his arm. Thinking that he must’ve slept on it wrong, he tried to shake it off. But it got progressively worse and was followed by sweating and chest pain.
Having a family history of high cholesterol or premature heart disease can put children at risk for developing cardiovascular disease -- even when they are young.
Some people are reluctant to take these life-saving drugs for various reasons. What does science have to say about these concerns and others surrounding statins?
Unexplained shortness of breath and tightness or pressure in the chest are not symptoms to ignore. If you wait too long, your heart can be damaged permanently.
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.
A young patient's cardiac arrests have moved her mother to help ensure that more people who experience cardiac arrest survive.
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.
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.