Left Arm Pain As an ONLY Symptom: Heart Related?

So you know that left arm pain with chest pain, nausea, sweating might mean a heart attack. But what if your ONLY symptom is unexplained left arm pain? Read more…

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How Soon After Heart Attack Can You Resume Cardio?

Forget the advice of years ago when heart attack survivors were told to take it easy for months; exercise SOON after is vital for recovery. Read more…

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How a Heart Attack Occurs without Blocked Arteries

Explanation for how a heart attack can happen with or without a blockage: Why blockages of only 30-50% are a higher risk for a catastrophic cardiac event than severely blocked arteries are. It’s hard to believe, Read more...

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Why Sudden Cardiac Death Most Often Occurs 6 AM to 10 AM

Find out the reason that sudden cardiac death is most likely to occur between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., and how this might be prevented. Sudden cardiac death kills about 325,000 Americans every year, and Read more...

Just HOW Does Sudden Stress Cause a Heart Attack or Stroke?

When someone says, “You stress me out so much you’re going to give me a heart attack,” maybe they’re onto something. Ever hear someone say, “All this stress is gonna give me a stroke!”? David Read more...

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Heart Attacks, Strokes: Shift Work vs. Retirement

Which is more associated with heart attacks and strokes: shift work or retirement? Which increases the risk of a heart attack or stroke more: work or retirement? Shift work beats retirement cold. The British Medical Read more...

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Work Related Heart Attacks: Walk, Don’t Drive, to Work!

If you drive to your job you have a higher risk of a heart attack than if you walk or ride a bike to the workplace. A study was done by Patrik Wennberg at Umeå Read more...

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Job Stress, Women, Heart Disease & Attack: All Linked

Heart problems are  yet one more reason why women who are in a position to retire comfortably should do so rather than continue working! I retired at age 53 and I will never go back Read more...

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Which Side Chest Pain More Likely Means Heart Attack, Illness?

A cardiologist explains which side that chest pain is more likely to mean a heart problem or attack. For this article I consulted with Donna P. Denier, MD, F.A.C.C., Faculty Clinical Cardiologist at South Nassau Communities Read more...

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Survival of Untreated Mild Heart Attack

If you have a mild heart attack but no surgical treatment, how long will you survive? For this article I consulted with Pilar Stevens-Cohen, MD, FACC, Department of Cardiology, South Nassau Communities Hospital. “The short Read more...

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Can Troponin Level Be Normal After Heart Attack?

A myocardial infarction is a heart attack. Troponins “leak” from damaged heart tissue and make their way to the bloodstream. Normally in the absence of a heart attack the levels are very low. A heart Read more...

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Depression after Heart Attack Can Kill You

Depression following a heart attack can lead to further heart problems that can be fatal. Of course heart attack is something to get very depressed about, but letting the depression get the best of you Read more...

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Can Anger Cause a Heart Attack or Stroke?

There really IS some truth to the saying, “If you don’t calm down you’ll have a heart attack.” You’ve heard of extreme sudden fear causing a heart attack soon after, but can anger (which is Read more...

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Can an X-Ray Show a Heart Attack?

If you go to the ER complaining of chest pain or shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, the doctor will want to order a chest X-ray. You may wonder if this type of image can show a Read more...

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Normal Stress Test but Massive Heart Attack Next Day?

A cardiologist explains why you can have a normal stress test one day and then a massive heart attack the next. You’ve probably heard of instances in which a person had a normal stress test Read more...

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Does Back Pain with Chest Pain Mean Heart Attack?

What are the odds that if you uexplainably feel pain in both your back and your chest that it's a heart attack? Perhaps you’ve read that back pain can signal an oncoming heart attack, or Read more...

Heart Attack Damage Repaired by Gel

A gel that repairs damaged tissue after a heart attack? It seems that in your lifetime, standard treatment for cardiac damage caused by a heart attack will consist of injecting a gel through a catheter Read more...

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