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Heart Palpitations vs. Heart Arrhythmia

The heart is a muscle that pumps blood through your entire body, providing it with the oxygen and nutrition it needs to survive. This pumping mechanism functions via your heart’s electrical system.  There are instances, however, when this electrical system malfunctions. These malfunctions, whether caused by illnesses, medications, or other chemicals, can affect the heart’s […]

  • Posted on: Nov 9 2022
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Blood Clots: Types and Causes

Can a blood clot be caused by a heart arrhythmia? The ability of blood to clot is extremely important. Otherwise, what we now view as small cuts and minor injuries could actually become life-threatening if we cannot stop the loss of blood. That said, when this process produces blood clots that are not successfully dissolved […]

  • Posted on: Oct 17 2022
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man holding his chest in pain

Is It a Heart Attack or a Panic Attack?

How can you tell the difference between a heart attack and a panic attack? Raise your hand if you recognize this scene from a movie or TV show. Someone is displaying obvious signs of distress and clutching their arm. Others rush to offer assistance and learn that the individual is having pains in his right […]

  • Posted on: Sep 17 2022
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Heart Disease in Women: Symptoms & Risk Factors

According to the Centers for Disease Control, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the U.S., causing one in every five deaths. Cardiovascular disease kills more women than all types of cancers combined, and yet most women are not aware of the importance of heart health.  From genes to lifestyle choices, […]

  • Posted on: Sep 6 2022
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What Can an EKG Detect?

One of the most important tools cardiologists use to detect various heart conditions is the electrocardiogram or EKG. An EKG is a scan designed to detect and record your heart’s electrical activity, monitoring its function.  The purpose of the EKG is to measure the beating of your heart, ensuring it is functioning at a healthy […]

  • Posted on: Sep 3 2022
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Which Comes First: Diabetes or High Blood Pressure?

Why do people who have diabetes so often also have high blood pressure? Even when you don’t know the exact meaning of a word, lots of times it can give itself away just by the sound of it. Or, it might contain part or all of a word that you are familiar with. “Comorbidity” is […]

  • Posted on: Aug 17 2022
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4 Common Misconceptions About Cholesterol

Managing your cholesterol levels is essential for cardiovascular health. If you have high cholesterol for a long period of time, it can lead to atherosclerosis or coronary artery disease. This increases your risk of serious medical issues like heart attack and stroke. High cholesterol is a common medical concern. Almost 94 million adults in the […]

  • Posted on: Aug 3 2022
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How Much Should You Worry About Your Triglyceride Level?

When it comes to heart disease prevention, how important are triglyceride levels? We may worry about it more as we get older, but most of us learn early on that it is important to prevent the development of heart disease. Recently, the COVID pandemic has been front and center for all of us. During the […]

  • Posted on: Jul 16 2022
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Jaw Pain & Heart Attack — What’s the Link?

When you think about heart attacks, you might recall certain telltale symptoms associated with this medical emergency. A heart attack victim might clutch their chest in pain or feel discomfort in their left arm. These are some of the most common signs of a heart attack, but one symptom that often goes unrecognized is jaw […]

  • Posted on: Jun 30 2022
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Do You Have Metabolic Syndrome?

How can I judge the likelihood of my having a heart attack and what can I do to reduce the odds? The world can seem like a really scary place. Besides still being in the midst of a global pandemic, there are wars, threats of wars, hunger, disease, and any number of other serious issues. […]

  • Posted on: Jun 10 2022
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