Category Archives: Heart Attack

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Myths and Facts About Aspirin Therapy for Heart Disease

In the United States, approximately 82.6 million people have some form of heart disease. For those who have a high risk of serious cardiovascular issues, like heart attacks, aspirin therapy may be a recommended treatment. But does aspirin help, or is that one more of the heart disease myths out there? Learn the truth about […]

  • Posted on: Nov 29 2023
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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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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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Life After Heart Attacks in Low-Income and Minority Communities

A recent JAMA study on the long-term effects of heart attacks has revealed an improvement in hospitalization and mortality rates after a 10-year period for a majority of people but not for low-income and minority communities.  Mortality rates and recurrence of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), or heart attack, after one year, have declined in the […]

  • Posted on: May 19 2022
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Can a slower than normal heart rate be a sign of damage from a heart attack? Lowering your heart rate is a good thing. That’s one of the goals of deep breathing exercises, meditation, and “getting back to nature”, right? We are constantly being told that our stress levels are too high and that we […]

  • Posted on: Jan 11 2022
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Heart Attack Risks You Can Control

Are there things that can be done to lower the chances of having a heart attack? Someone in the U.S. has a heart attack every 40 seconds… Myocardial infarctions, more commonly known as heart attacks, are the result of a loss or decrease of blood flow to the heart. Like any other muscle, if the […]

  • Posted on: Jun 22 2019
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