Heart Attack Symptoms

Signs and Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

…and nutrients provided to the heart decreases, limiting the heart’s effectiveness. Should an artery become blocked completely—due to plaque buildup or the inability of a clot to pass through the narrowed opening—a heart attack results. There are signs and symptoms of coronary artery disease to…

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5 Top Heart Health Mistakes

…line is avoid trans-fats like the plague if you want to preserve your heart health. Heart Health Mistake #3: Exercising While Angry: You periodically hear about someone who exercised while angry and then dropped dead of a heart attack. Not only can anger drive up your blood pressure, exercising while angry…

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Learn the Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Women

…you take to heart as well. Yes, younger women can and do have heart attacks … all the time! In fact, 55 percent to60 percent of people experiencing the signs and symptoms of a heart attack are women. A Word From the American Heart Association Here’s the scoop from the American Heart Association’s…

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Signs and Symptoms of a Heart Attack in Young Women

We’ve long known that when it comes to heart attack symptoms, men and women are different. While men often have the 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…

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Could You Have a Silent Heart Attack and Not Know It?

…minor heart attacks often go unnoticed because the symptoms can be very vague. If a silent heart attack occurs during waking hours, you may have a slight feeling of discomfort, of being a little bit “off.” They can also occur in your sleep. It’s a fact that about 25 percent of heart attacks are of…

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“But I’m Too Young to Have a Heart Attack…”

…often think of heart disease as a part something that happens as you “get old.” But even young to middle-aged adults can have a heart attack, also called a myocardial infarction or MI. Over the years, I’ve seen men as young as 24-years old, and a woman who was just 18, suffer a heart attack—young…

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Job Stress Can Increase Your Heart Attack Risk

We’ve long-known that stress can increase heart attack risk, and research has quantified just how dangerous stress can be on your heart. Researchers at the University College of London analyzed results of previous studies in 13 different European countries from 1985 to 2006. Participants in these studies…

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Study Finds Doctors Too Quick to Insert Heart Stents

…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-symptomatic patients hasn’t been shown to save lives or prevent heart attacks. Anatomy Is…

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The 10 Most Common Heart Health Fallacies

…-metabolized sugar calories as fat. So be sure to scour package labels for the sugar content. 3. Smoking has some virtues. Even after they had a heart attack, some of my patients continued to smoke. They had all kinds of excuses to justify their behavior, such as “it relaxes me,” “it takes the edge…

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When and How to Find a Natural Heart Doctor

…need a heart doctor and how to find a cardiologist that understands the power of natural medicine. One of the most frequent questions I get is, "Do I need to see a heart doctor?" Sometimes the need to find a heart doctor (cardiologist) is clear. For example, if you have had a heart attack, stroke,…

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Stroke Symptoms for Women

We often hear that women have different heart attack symptoms than men, but did you know that stroke symptoms for women can be different, too? Unfortunately, I have first-hand experience with this. I was 13 years old when my paternal grandmother died from a massive stroke. I can’t help but think that…

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