HEART ATTACK RISK
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.