Heart & Vascular
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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.
While women are more likely to suffer a heart attack after age 55, it can happen at any age. One condition is responsible for 40 percent of heart attacks in women younger than age 50.
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.
A piece of technology smaller than an AA battery has proven to keep heart failure patients from re-admittance to the hospital.
On a hot summer day in 2019, 52-year-old Danielle Sczerowski was driving to work, just like she did every day. Her commute on this particular day, however, was far from routine. Suddenly she felt a sharp pain in her chest and began to sweat.
A disease of the blood vessels that most often affects middle-aged women can increase risk of heart attack, stroke and high blood pressure. But until recently, the disease was not well-known – even among physicians.