Heart Attack

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Can (Holiday) Stress Cause a Heart Attack?

It should be no surprise that, left unchecked, the stress and anxiety of the holidays can be detrimental to both physical and mental health.

Black belt James Stuber is the owner of Karate Institute of America in Chardon

Karate Master Fights Back After Heart Attack

James Stuber had no pulse for 29 minutes after suffering a heart attack, but thanks to the care he received from the UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute team at UH Geauga Medical Center, he survived and returned to work teaching karate classes.

Jon Misner in recovery at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Home to Hartville

The UH Harrington Heart & Vascular team treated 66-year-old Jon Misner’s lengthy, complex heart issues.

A senior man holds his chest in pain

Sudden Cardiac Arrest vs. Heart Attack: What's the Difference?

People often confuse heart attack and cardiac arrest. In short, heart attack is a plumbing issue. Sudden cardiac arrest is an electrical issue.

split image of man with hands on heart and smokestacks

Research Links Pollution to Cardiovascular Disease

The researchers estimate that pollution was responsible for nine million deaths worldwide in 2019, 5.1 million of which were due to cardiovascular disease.

view of heart and surrounding arteries inside the body

Why Heart Attacks Are on the Rise in Younger People

From 2006 to 2016, heart attacks for people younger than age 40 have increased by 2 percent every year. What is driving this trend?

Devi Snively enjoying the outdoors

Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection Leads to Heart Attack

At 49, Devi Snively didn’t have any risk factors for heart disease, but while on vacation in New Zealand, she had a heart attack. Devi turned to UH cardiologist Heather Gornik, MD to find out why.

Dr. Christopher Dussel and Bill Regan

Champion Pickleball Player Back on the Court, Thanks to Winning Team

A 79-year-old pickleball champ who has competed in national and international tournaments, knows about collaborating to win. But the most important team in his life was waiting just off the court, when heart attacks struck – twice in just six months.

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