Heart Attack Symptoms

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Signs & Symptoms That You Could Have a Heart Attack Next Month

For women, early warning signs of a heart attack often surface a month in advance. Knowing what to look for can prevent a full-blown cardiac event. In all of my years of practicing cardiology, I’ve seen many women whose heart disease symptoms went undetected—until they landed in the hospital. Believe…

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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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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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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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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 Side Effects & Symptoms of Statin Medications

…you. The good news is that if you go off the statin medication, blood sugar elevations will come down. Q: Is it safe for someone who has had a heart attack and four stents to stop taking a statin medicaiton? My husband is gluten free and has completely changed his diet, and he has lost a lot weight…

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Heart Surgery: Is it Really Necessary & Secrets for the Best Outcome

…lifestyle changes) to diminish your symptoms without surgery? * If you are a candidate for angioplasty and a stent, how many stents will be required? I recommend surgery when blocked arteries lead to an unsatisfactory quality of life or a high risk of heart attack. “Unsatisfactory” in this case means…

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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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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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The Real Risk Factors for Heart Disease

heart risk factors should I keep an eye on?" That's a good question and one that anyone who wants to minimize their odds of developing cardiovascular problems should ask. First off, I would say that you should address some basic lifestyle issues that have been shown to increase risk of heart attack

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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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New Study Shows Heart Benefits of L-Carnitine

…-carnitine supplementation include reductions in all causes of mortality, angina symptoms and ventricular arrhythmias following a heart attack. The study acknowledged L-carnitine’s abilitytoin limit infarct size, stabilize heart cell membranes and improve compromised cellular energy metabolism. This study…

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Common Side Effects of Beta Blockers

…blood pressure levels. They also help prevent damage to the heart when oxygen flow is reduced. Research shows that taking beta blockers following a heart attack protects against arrhythmias that can develop as a result of scar tissue in the heart muscle, and thus reduces risk of subsequent cardiac events…

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Your Smartphone Is a Portable ECG Machine

…transmission can also miss that arrhythmia if your heart is going in and out of a normal rhythm. * A single ECG will not show an evolving heart attack, angina or other cardiac problems: even a 12-lead ECG can fail to reveal signs of a heart attack, so know the signs. * Transmitting on your smart phone…

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Don't Lug Your Luggage

…give our cardiac patients individualized weight limitations for lifting heavy objects, especially if they have angina, or have had a recent heart attack or heart surgery that’s still healing. Ask your cardiologist. If you are in a cardiac rehab program, you can inquire about your specific guidelines…

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The Benefits of CoQ10 and L-Carnitine for Your Heart

heart risk factors. CoQ10 Gives Your Heart Energy The benefits of CoQ10 include preventing heart attack and stroke, which has led me to consider it a wonder nutrient for a long time now. The heart is one of the few organs in the body to function continuously without resting; therefore, the heart muscle…

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