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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 piece of technology smaller than an AA battery has proven to keep heart failure patients from re-admittance to the hospital.
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.
Most of us are aware that heart problems can result from lifestyle choices or medical conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure. But another potential influencer on your heart health could lie in your genes.
When you think of someone having a heart attack, it’s very likely that an older man comes to mind. The reality, however, is that heart disease continues to be the most common cause of death among women.
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.
For many people, the first sign of coronary artery disease (CAD) is a heart attack or life-threatening arrhythmia. Learn about a test that can help determine your risk for heart disease or CAD.
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.