Do Chest Workouts Strain the Heart More than Leg Workouts?

Do you ever wonder if intense chest workouts strain the heart more than heavy deadlifts or squats? When you do chest routines at the gym, you may have wondered if this puts particular strain on [...]

Costochondritis or Acid Reflux? Similarities & Difference of Symptoms

Both GERD and costochondritis can cause enough pain in the chest to stop you cold in your tracks. These two conditions have very unrelated causes but can produce very similar symptoms. […]

Chest Pain from Lung Cancer vs. Heart Disease: Comparison

Both lung cancer and heart disease can cause chest pain though it’s far more common in heart disease. What are the differences in how the chest pain feels when it’s being caused by lung cancer [...]

Can Tingly Numb Fingers Be Caused by Heart Trouble?

If you suddenly have tingling and numbness in your fingers and have risk factors for a heart attack, there may be more to what’s going on than just some pinched nerve somewhere. […]

Can Chest Tightness Be the ONLY Symptom of a Heart Attack?

Is it true that if you have only the one symptom of chest tightness, and no other symptoms, that you could still be having a heart attack? You probably already know at least a few [...]

How Much Worse Is a Total Cholesterol of 1,000 than 500?

Can total cholesterol be SO high, 1,000 vs. 500, that anything higher would not make a difference in how at risk the patient is for a heart attack? What about treatment options; would they differ? [...]

Costochondritis or GERD? Symptom Overlap, Which Is It?

GERD and costochondritis (“costo”) both cause pain in the chest. Both can cause enough chest pain to make a person think they’re having a heart attack. But there are also differences between the chest pain [...]

Why Can’t an MRI Be Used for Calcium Scoring?

Since the CT scanner emits radiation, why isn’t MRI technology used to determine one’s calcium score? After all, there is zero emission of radiation from an MRI procedure. Furthermore, many people would much prefer lying [...]