For too many people, a heart attack is their first clue that they have heart disease. Or for people who perhaps knew they had risk factors for heart disease but didn’t realize how serious their condition was, symptoms or signs of a heart attack serve as late wake-up call that
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What is a “mild heart attack”? You may have heard the expression and wondered exactly what it means. A bone can have a hairline fracture or a major break. A stroke can have relatively minor consequences or be severely debilitating. So can a heart attack be mild or major?
If you were to list symptoms of a heart attack, you’d probably start with chest pain. You might follow that up with shortness of breath and nausea. These are all correct, but they don’t tell the whole story. A comprehensive list of heart attack signs includes many symptoms that the
The statistics about women and heart health are staggering: Approximately 60,000 more women than men will die from cardiovascular disease, and females account for more than three of every five deaths from stroke.
During the past two decades, myocardial infarction (MI) prevalence has increased among midlife women, while declining among similarly
Up until around age 55, men are much more likely than women to experience a heart attack. The gap gets smaller with advancing age, but men are still at a higher risk than women of suffering a heart attack. For that reason alone, it’s important that you recognize the common
You already know that keeping your cholesterol in check is important for heart health. High cholesterol is associated with clogged arteries and a greater chance of a heart attack. But you may be wondering: What exactly is a normal cholesterol level, and how do I get there? And you’re probably
The most important thing you should know about heart attack symptoms in women over 50 is that they are often not the traditional signs of a heart attack. Both women and men can experience chest pain, usually in the center of the chest. It’s sometimes described as a “squeezing” feeling,
You may believe that men need to be more concerned about heart attacks than women, but a woman’s risk for heart disease and cardiovascular events, including heart attack and stroke, increases significantly once she reaches her postmenopausal years. It is especially important for women to heed warning signs, since women
Based on its name alone, sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) seems like a condition that strikes unexpectedly. And indeed, the sudden stoppage of heart function, which usually ends in death, is not necessarily an event that is easily predicted by tests or a physical exam.
But a recent study suggests that an
When it comes to the fear factor, breast cancer has a clear edge. Most women are terrified of the disease—and rightly so, since it kills 41,000 U.S. women every year. Lung cancer—another feared disease—claims more than 70,000 women every year. Yet heart disease kills 292,000 women a year, which makes