What causes coronary artery disease (CAD) is a process called atherosclerosis. Symptoms develop when cholesterol, fats, and other substances such as white blood cells collect in the walls of the blood vessels that keep the heart supplied with blood—the coronary arteries. Cholesterol and other materials form plaques. Unfortunately, atherosclerosis symptoms
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In the U.S., 1 in 4 women will die from heart disease—almost half a million deaths each year—yet the perception that heart disease is primarily a man’s disease persists. An American Heart Association survey found that fewer than one-half of American women are aware that heart disease is their leading
What causes heart attacks is the stoppage of blood flow through a coronary artery. The heart muscle that normally keeps pumping blood out to the body and the lungs becomes starved for oxygen. Without a steady supply of oxygenated blood, heart muscle tissue becomes damaged. If blood flow remains blocked
It may be a classic heart-attack symptom, but pressure or discomfort or tightness in your chest doesn’t always accompany a heart attack. For some people, particularly women, pain in other places may be their main symptoms. For others, chest discomfort comes and goes—the result of a condition called angina, which
Because your jaw is one of the joints you use most often, dealing with jaw pain can be difficult—it can affect your ability to talk and eat. Often, jaw pain is related to problems with your teeth resulting from an oral health issue or from a habit like teeth-grinding.
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Two recent studies suggest that thoughts may be as important as risk factors like high blood pressure, high cholesterol and high blood sugar when it comes to heart health. Research published online Nov. 17, 2016 in BMC Public Health tested levels of pessimism in nearly 3,000 men and women ranging
Middle-aged women are in worse shape both before and after having a heart attack than men, according to research presented at the American Heart Association’s Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Scientific Sessions in June 2014.
The researchers analyzed data from 3,501 patients aged 55 and under (median age 48) who