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

…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 people who never gave…

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Is Taking a Daily Aspirin Right for You?

…collected from 100,000 people over six years showing that we have to treat 120 people with a daily aspirin to prevent just one nonfatal myocardial infarction (MI). The researchers did report that total cardiovascular events decreased by 10 percent. But at the same time there was a 30 percent increased…

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Heart Attack Symptoms in Women: What You Need to Know

…die at a much higher rate than men—even in the hospital. The study analyzed over one million patients on the National Registry of Myocardial Infarction. What they found is that women are more likely than men to go the hospital without chest pain, and to later die in the hospital of a heart attack…

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Vascular Dementia Can Happen to Anyone

…and waning circulation to the brain, small vessel disease, TIAS’s (transient ischemic attacks), and mini-strokes. The most common type is multi-infarct dementia; the result of several strokes. As a cardiologist, I’ve seen many cases of VaD because it’s more common in those with cardiac conditions…

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