Shoulder Pain from Heart Attack vs. Pinched Nerve in Neck

There are distinctions in the shoulder pain from a heart attack vs. a pinched nerve in the neck. But does this mean you can self-diagnose? Shoulder pain from a heart attack can come on fairly suddenly, but so can pain caused by a pinched nerve in the neck (cervical vertebrae). Read more…

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Sudden Sharp Chest Pains on Left Side: Causes

There’s actually quite a few causes of sudden sharp pain on the left side of one’s chest, ranging from heart problems to serious lung conditions to harmless muscle strains. Read more…

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If You Had Heart Problem Would Chest Hurt if Pressed?

So if you have a heart problem like severely clogged arteries or a rhythm disorder, would pressing your fingers or palm on your chest bring out any pain? What if you were having a heart Read more...

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Shoulder Pain: Scared this Might Mean Heart Problem?

Shoulder pain is linked to heart disease and might even mean a heart attack in progress, but this doesn’t mean you should panic every time your shoulder aches or you get a twinge of pain in it. Read more…

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Is Bodybuilding Bad for Your Heart?

Ever wonder if bodybuilding is bad for the heart? There’s always concern that bodybuilding, or getting “too much” muscle, is bad for the heart. I’m a certified personal trainer and also a bodybuilder. My cholesterol Read more...

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Why Cancer Is Scarier than Heart Disease, the No. 1 Killer

“Why is cancer scarier than heart disease if heart disease kills way more people than cancer?” Fair question. Heart attacks are the butt of many jokes, but not cancer. If former vice president Dick Cheney Read more...

Here’s WHY an Energy Drink May Cause Heart Attack

You know an energy drink can cause a heart attack, but do you know WHY? Don’t assume it’s the caffeine. How often do you hear of people dropping from heart attacks because they drink 10 Read more...

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How a Young, Fit Person Has a Heart Attack

Here is a careful explanation of how a young, fit athlete could drop from a heart attack. Assume the athlete is not on any drugs or medications, and does not have a congenital heart defect. Read more...

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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PVCs after Eating Not Caused by Food

A cardiologist says that PVCs or heart palpitations after eating are not caused by the food or the physical act of eating. "Blood flow is shunted to the intestine after eating, so we can digest Read more...

Shortness of Breath from Heart Problem vs. Narcotic Drugs

Is there a way to distinguish between breathing difficulty from angina and from narcotic painkiller side effects? Narcotic painkillers can cause trouble breathing as a side effect, yet angina as well can result in this Read more...

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Why Lean Heart Attack Survivors Have Higher Mortality Risk

The latest report is that lean people have an increased risk of death five years after a heart attack, but there’s a flaw in the report. Are you stunned to learn about the findings that Read more...

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The Cause of a Heartbeat in Your Ear

You are not imagining hearing or feeling a heartbeat in your ear, as this is real and has a definite cause. The phenomenon of having a heartbeat in your ear even has a name! “At Read more...

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PVCs After Exercise: Forerunner of Heart Attack?

Have you been having PVCs right after you stop exercising, as in, you’ve been running on a treadmill or doing the burpees or pushups, and within seconds of ceasing the activity…you feel the premature ventricular Read more...

What It Means to Feel Your Pulse Everywhere

“Feeling of the pulse at different locations in the body can be completely normal,” says Chester M. Hedgepeth, III, MD, PhD, Executive Chief of Cardiology at Care New England. “Importantly, all the arteries in the 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...

Chest Pain, ER Visit: Follow-Up within 30 Days Is Critical

You’re not out of the woods if a doctor discharges you from the emergency room after you reported chest pain. It may be a matter of life or death that you follow up within 30 Read more...

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Can a Woman Tell if Chest Pain Is a Heart Attack?

Is there anything unique about chest pain from a heart attack in a woman that she could tell she's probably having a heart attack? After all, heart attack symptoms in women differ overall when compared Read more...

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Best Place to Survive Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Of course, the best scenario is not to suffer cardiac arrest in the first place, but nevertheless, a new study has determined which type of location produces the best survival odds. And that is at Read more...

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Are Heart Attacks with No Chest Pain Less Severe?

Find out if there’s a correlation between degree of chest pain and severity of heart attack. Heart attacks often come with chest pain, but some come without, and it’s smart to wonder if a heart Read more...

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