Heart Attack Symptoms

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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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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If Someone Has a Heart Attack, Do These 2 Things!

…unstable. Now it’s your turn: Have you or someone you know had a heart attack? You May Also Be Interested In * 5 Supplements to Take After a Heart Attack, and to Prevent One * Signs & Symptoms That You Could Have a Heart Attack Next Month

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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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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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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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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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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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