Infarction

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

…heart attack about a month before an actual heart attack occurs. The researchers surveyed 515 women who were diagnosed with an acute myocardial infarction (heart attack) four to six months after they were discharged from the hospital. What they found is that many of the women experienced specific symptoms…

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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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New Study Shows Heart Benefits of L-Carnitine

…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 made good sense to me. It confirmed my own clinical…

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