Heart Attack Risk
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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.
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.
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.