A highly-sensitive blood test to detect heart attack was faster and more accurate than conventional diagnostic methods in a study conducted in Texas.
Your levels of a blood protein called PCSK9 may help predict your risk of suffering a heart attack, stroke, or other cardiovascular event. Here’s what to know.
Heart attacks, also called myocardial infarctions, typically occur when a coronary artery is completely blocked by a blood clot.
The condition doesn’t just affect war veterans—it can be triggered by critical illness, too, and can slow recovery.
Chest pain is not something you should dismiss or try to diagnose yourself, particularly if you have risk factors for a heart attack.
A silent heart attack occurs when oxygen flow to your heart is reduced in the absence of obvious symptoms like chest pain. And it’s not as rare as you might think.