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2. Cholesterol and Your Heart

To understand how cholesterol affects your cardiovascular health, it helps to understand the workings of your heart and vascular system.
The Heart
Think of your heart as a pump, about the size of a fist and weighing only 8 to 10 ounces. It consists of two upper chambers (the left and right

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

In simplest terms, a heart attack occurs when one of the arteries that supplies blood to the heart becomes too blocked to allow blood to reach the heart muscle. Given that the problem lies in the middle of the heart, it would make sense that chest pain would be an

If You Suspect a Heart Attack, Call 911 Immediately

A heart attack (myocardial infarction, or MI) happens when an artery is blocked or when blood flow is severely restricted and can’t reach the heart. When the area of the heart that relies on that oxygen-rich blood is deprived, all or part of it can die. Receiving timely medical attention can

Heart Attack Symptoms in Men: 5 Common Signs

Heart Attack Symptoms in Men: 5 Common Signs

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

7 Symptoms of Heart Attack

7 Symptoms of Heart Attack

You’ve no doubt seen movies or television shows in which a character clutches his or her chest for a moment and then collapses because of a heart attack. Or maybe you’ve actually seen someone experience such an event—or suffered a heart attack yourself. If so, it’s possible that your symptoms

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Don’t Wait for Signs of a Heart Attack to Know Your Risk

Don’t Wait for Signs of a Heart Attack to Know Your Risk

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

Learn the Most Common Heart Attack Symptoms in Women Over 50

Learn the Most Common Heart Attack Symptoms in Women Over 50

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,

Coronary Microvascular Disease: A Woman’s Issue

Heart disease remains the number one killer of women and men in the U.S., but there are important differences in the types of coronary problems that affect each gender. Women are more likely than men to have heart disease in the network of small arteries of the heart, which is

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