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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 in this age group have increased by 2 percent every year. What is driving this trend?

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UH Physicians Recognize New Mom's Heart Symptoms as Serious, Not Stress

Jana Thomas knew something was wrong a few days after giving birth to her second daughter. When she described her symptoms to people, most told her she was stressed and tired from recently giving birth.

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What a Preventive Cardiologist Can Do For You

A preventive cardiologist practices a subspecialty of medicine that is focused on lowering patients’ risk for developing heart disease and having a first heart attack or stroke.

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Respiratory Therapist Breathes Easy After Heart Attack

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.

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Does Family History of Heart Disease Put Your Child at Risk Now?

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.

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Are Statins Really Worth Taking for High Cholesterol?

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?

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Stress Test Reveals Source of Overlooked Symptoms

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.

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