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Cardiovascular Problems and Women

…newsletter articles, books, and here in this blog. For example, if a 45-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man both come into the emergency room with chest pain, most physicians will probably admit the man and tell the woman her symptoms are due to stress and anxiety. Not many physicians realize that the…

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What is an Angina Attack?

…unstable angina can happen when you are resting, or when you are emotionally upset. Angina Attack Symptoms Typical symptoms of angina attack include chest pain/pressure/discomfort, shortness of breath and fatigue. Less typical are a pain, pressure or discomfort in the jaw (and/or teeth), the arm (including…

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Study Finds Doctors Too Quick To Insert 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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How Thanksgiving Heals the 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 angry…

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Stroke 101

…Recognizing a stroke also can be more difficult in women. Their 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. If you experience any…

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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 angry…

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Civil War History of Stress and Heart Disease

…report shortness of breath, fatigue with exertion, inability to keep up with comrades, palpitations of the heart, sweating, dizziness and even chest pain. This condition was eventually referred to as "Da Costa's Syndrome," named for Jacob Mendes Da Costa—the physician and surgeon who investigated…

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Three Signs You Need To Find a Cardiologist

…the following risk factors that tend to run in families: low HDL cholesterol, Lp(a), serum ferritin, homycysteine and fibrinogen. * If you have 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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Heart Risk Factors for Women

…they treat men, often with catastrophic results. For example, if a 45-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man both come into the emergency room with chest pain, most physicians will probably admit the man and tell the woman her symptoms are due to stress and anxiety. This is because most doctors are trained…

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Choosing the Best Form of Magnesium

…deficiencies we see. The mineral is often “used up” and thus depleted in patients with: * Diabetes * Congestive heart failure * Atherosclerosis * Chest pain * High blood pressure levels * Cardiac arrhythmias * Heart muscle disease * Hheart attack * Sudden cardiac death In fact, intravenous magnesium treatment…

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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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5 Things You Should (Almost) Never Do

…that may “move you to tears”. (For me, it’s “Hoosiers”) 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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Stroke Symptoms for Women

…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 weakness Should you experience…

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The Connection Between Emotional Stress & Heart Disease

…I have witnessed firsthand how the emotional stress of the loss of a loved one can lead to disease and even death. Acute heartbreak can trigger chest pain that’s impossible to distinguish from the discomfort of blocked coronary blood vessels. The pain of longing for a lost loved one is both literally…

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Don't Be Casual About High Blood Pressure

…"small." Now, I say that mainly because it rarely has noticeable symptoms that will compromise your quality of life. For example, it doesn't cause chest pain, shortness of breath, palpitations, or other clear signs that your heart is under some kind of duress. As a result, it's not something that will…

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