Heart Attack

Am I Eligible for Cardiac Rehabilitation?

Am I Eligible for Cardiac Rehabilitation

In honor of American Heart Health Month, we are pleased to present the following information about one of the best tools in managing heart disease: cardiac rehabilitation. Cardiac rehabilitation is a multi-pronged program designed to help people who have heart disease. You may benefit from cardiac rehab if you have or have had a heart…

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Stable Angina vs Unstable Angina: What’s the Difference?

Angina pectoris is the medical term for chest pain caused by Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). Angina is usually felt as pressure in the chest, but may radiate to the shoulders, arms, back, neck, or jaw. Angina itself is not a disease, it is merely a symptom of underlying heart disease. The two most common types…

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If Your Loved One Has a Heart Attack

Surprisingly, it is sometimes hard to know if a person is having a heart attack. While some people have the classic “elephant standing on my chest”–type of chest pain, heart attack symptoms can sometimes be mistaken for minor conditions, such as indigestion. However, a heart attack requires immediate medical intervention, so if you or a…

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American College of Cardiology: Cardiac Rehab Saves Lives

According to an upcoming report in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, cardiac rehabilitation saves lives, but too few people enroll in this critical intervention. The American Heart Association advises that nearly 2.5 million Americans should be receiving cardiac rehab each year. This includes nearly one million people who have undergone angioplasty (also…

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Top 5 Inhaler Mistakes for COPD

Inhalers are a daily fact of life for tens of millions of Americans, including 11 million with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Nevertheless, studies show that two-thirds of people do not use their inhaler correctly. COPD is a life-threatening lung disease in which airflow to the lungs is impaired. COPD, a progressive condition once known…

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Heart Disease: The Number One Killer of Women

Thanks to the efforts of marketing campaigns, awareness of breast cancer risk is widespread. However, women are not always aware that the biggest risk to their health is not breast-cancer but heart disease. Each year, 40,000 women die of breast cancer in the US. But ten times as many women — 400,000— die annually of…

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Heart Attack: 5 Little Known Risks You Were Unaware

Heart attack prevention today consists of  eating the right foods, monitoring your cholesterol level, and exercising at least three times a week. But did you know there are lesser-known risk factors for heart disease you may be unaware of? We list them below.     Heart Attack: CHIP CHIP stands for: clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential. This is a mutation of…

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