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A Frequent Cause of Heart Attacks in Young Women

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.

Eileen Horning

The Importance of Action in Saving a Life

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.

Ilissa Clark

Fighting for Heart Health: Using Experience for Awareness

A young patient's cardiac arrests have moved her mother to help ensure that more people who experience cardiac arrest survive.

Marilyn Buckholz enjoys a night out

Heart Failure: How an Implantable Sensor Can Help

A piece of technology smaller than an AA battery has proven to keep heart failure patients from re-admittance to the hospital.

coronary calcium scan

Coronary Calcium Score Test: A Tool To Clarify Heart Disease Risk

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.

DaniSczerowski's Story

Patient Experiences Crippling Anxiety After Cardiac Event

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.

FMD

FMD: A Hidden Blood Vessel Disease That Strikes Middle-Aged Women

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.

Abraham smiles from his hospital bed

New High-Density Grid Mapping Catheter Locates Origin of Fast Heart Rate

Dr. Chris Snyder, Dr. Walter Hoyt and their entire team with the Congenital Heart Collaborative at UH Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital performed a procedure on Abraham‘s heart using a new high-density grid mapping catheter.

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