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The 4 Heart Problem Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

The 4 Heart Problem Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S., so it’s important that you can recognize the signs of a heart problem. Symptoms of heart disease, also called coronary artery disease (CAD), abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), and heart failure sometimes overlap.
But if you’re at risk for any

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention: How It Can Help Your Heart

Like all of your muscles, your heart needs a steady supply of oxygen-rich blood to remain healthy. But if there’s blockage in a coronary artery—a blood vessel that supplies blood to the heart—the result can be a heart attack. Even if blood flow is partially reduced, you can experience angina—episodes

Clogged Arteries? Not All Arterial Plaque is Equally Dangerous

Many people know that plaque can build up in the walls of arteries and cause a heart attack. As the core of the blood vessel gradually grows narrower, blood flow is increasingly restricted. If the plaque grows large enough to obstruct blood flow, a heart attack will occur. Many people

Recognize Atherosclerosis Symptoms That Indicate Heart Disease

Recognize Atherosclerosis Symptoms That Indicate Heart Disease

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

Tightness in Chest: Does It Always Signal a Heart Attack?

Tightness in Chest: Does It Always Signal a Heart Attack?

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

Angina Attack Symptoms: What They Mean

Angina Attack Symptoms: What They Mean

You’re climbing a flight of stairs and suddenly you feel pressure in your chest. It might feel a little like heartburn, but you know it’s more serious. What causes chest pain like that? Are you having a heart attack? Or is it an angina attack, your first indication that you

Newsbriefs: Tomoxifen; Angina; Diabetes; Dementia

Tamoxifen Helps Limit the Spread of Breast Cancer
About five percent of women with breast cancer are diagnosed with a tumor in their other breast within 10 years of their initial diagnosis. But a new study (JAMA Oncology, Oct. 6, 2016) suggests that tamoxifen (Novaldex®), and medications from another class of

Q&A: Painkillers; Angina; Hip Replacement

Q. I’ve heard that painkillers can be dangerous—even over-the-counter painkillers. What are some of the possible negative effects of these drugs?
A. Most of us don’t think twice about reaching for an ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve) or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for pain relief. But if you suffer from

Newsbriefs: Beta-Blockers; Obesity; Tinnitus; Exercise

Beta-Blockers Not Always Necessary After a Coronary Intervention.
After a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI—angioplasty and stenting), beta-blockers can lower the risk of heart attack in patients who continue to have angina or hypertension. But in older patients with stable angina and no history of heart attack or heart failure, these drugs

Can Cardiac Rehab Prevent a Heart Attack?

Q. Is cardiac rehabilitation only for people who have had heart surgery or a stent? I’m apparently at high risk for a heart attack. Am I a candidate for cardiac rehab?
A. Phase 2 cardiac rehab is a series of supervised exercise sessions tailored to an individual’s performance level and combined

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