Chest Pain

Study Finds Doctors Too Quick to Insert Heart Stents

…The researchers found that 99% of the angioplasty/stent procedures performed on those either suffering a heart attack or “high risk” unstable chest pain where indeed appropriate. But for more stable patients, the study found that only 50% of the procedures were appropriate, as the procedure for less…

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When and How to Find a Natural Heart Doctor

…run in families: low HDL cholesterol, high Lp(a) cholesterol, serum ferritin, homocysteine, and fibrinogen. * If you have heart symptoms, such as chest pain, syncope (unexplained passing out) or shortness of breath with exertion, you need to find a cardiologist as soon as possible. * If you’re a man…

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5 Top Heart Health Mistakes

…movie that may “move you to tears”. Heart Health Mistake #5: Denying that Something’s Wrong. I can’t tell you how many people develop chest pain, arm pain, sweats, or a feeling of impending doom—all signs of a heart attack—but deny that anything’s wrong. If you feel any of these symptoms…

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Give Thanks for Your Heart

…healing. Plus, an attitude of gratitude promotes real physical healing. Scientists have long known that physical illness—whether its back pain, chest pain, or the common flu—includes a psychological component. When you think about it, people who are sick certainly feel miserable, and are often…

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Is It Your Heart, Or Is It Lyme Disease?

…disease should be considered. The same is true if you have atypical cardiovascular symptoms—such as passing out, dizziness, lightheadedness, chest pain that’s sharp when breathing, or profound symptoms of shortness of breath or fatigue. In fact, Lyme disease should be considered any time a person…

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Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Young Women

…telltale chest pain, signs and symptoms of a heart attack in women are far more subtle—that’s especially true when it comes to younger women. A new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine found that one-in-five women under the age of 55 will have a heart attack without the telltale chest pain. For…

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The Connection Between Emotional Stress & Heart Disease

…stabbing pain that left him clutching his chest and gasping for air. He dropped the tin cup of beef broth he was holding, collapsing under an olive tree in a foreign land. A lifetime of thoughts flashed like enemy fire around him—the faces of loved ones gathered in his mind, helping crowd out the pain. In…

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Stroke 101: Risk Factors for Stroke

…Recognizing a stroke also can be more difficult in women. Women's stroke symptoms tend to be “non-traditional” and include facial pain, one-sided limb pain, chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, nausea, and nonspecific neurological symptoms such as hiccups and generalized weakness. Plus, more…

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Should You Get Screened for an Aneurysm?

…CPR. But symptoms of a thoracic aortic aneurysm can include coughing and hoarseness, difficulty breathing or shortness of breath, and pain in the jaw, neck, chest, or back. If my dad had those symptoms before I’d entered the house, I’ll never know. No one could have saved him that day. His undiagnosed…

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To Live a Longer Life, Even Moderate Exercise Gives You Big Benefits

…your feet checked for irregularities that require shoe inserts. * Start slowly and pace yourself. Should you experience shortness of breath or pain in your chest or arms, see your doctor as soon as possible. If you feel ill, stop. If symptoms persist after 3–5 minutes of rest, seek medical attention…

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Stroke Symptoms for Women

…traditional warning signs of stroke, you also want to look for less traditional signs and symptoms as well, including: * Facial pain or one-sided limb pain, * Nonspecific: chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, * Non-specific neurological symptoms, such as hiccups, nausea and non-focal/generalized…

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Science Shows April Fool's Day Can Benefit Your Heart

…benefit your heart. In fact, any day that can put more laughter in your life can improve your health. That's because like crying, laughter softens the chest and is good for your respiratory system. Plus, if you’ve ever laughed so hard you cried, that’s good for your heart as well. But perhaps the biggest…

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