Heart attacks may be rapidly fatal, evolve into a chronic disabling condition, or lead to full recovery. The long-term prognosis for both length and quality of life after a heart attack depends on its severity, the amount of damage sustained by the heart muscle, and the preventive measures taken afterward.
Patients who have had a heart attack have a higher risk of a second heart attack. Although no tests can absolutely predict whether another heart attack will occur, patients can avoid...Read more
Shortness of breath is when you feel you cannot get enough air. You may feel as if your breathing is forced, labored or that you are having... Read more »
In this entry, I would like to comment on how the fact that asthma is such a common disease can in some cases lead to individuals being... Read more »
You would think that breathing would be as easy as inhaling and exhaling, requiring no thought at all. But for people with COPD, breathing... Read more »
Although asthma death rates have declined, it continues to be a leading cause of missed work and school in the United States. The National... Read more »