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Knowing These Heart Attack Symptoms Could Save Your Life

Don’t delay—here’s why acting quickly at the first sign of a heart attack is vital.

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The Connection Between Your Heart and Thyroid

Thyroid problems are a common cause of heart-related symptoms and conditions that increase your risk of heart attack, heart failure, and stroke.

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Peripheral Artery Disease: An Undertreated Threat

If you have peripheral artery disease, chances are you could be doing more to lower your risk of serious complications, such as heart attack or stroke.

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Coronary Calcium Scans: Predicting Heart Attacks

Coronary calcium scans measure the amount of calcium in the coronary arteries. The test may help identify those at increased risk for a heart attack or stroke.

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What is a Heart Attack?

Heart attacks, also called myocardial infarctions, typically occur when a coronary artery is completely blocked by a blood clot.

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6 Triggers of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

The condition doesn’t just affect war veterans—it can be triggered by critical illness, too, and can slow recovery.

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What to Do if You Have Chest Pain

Chest pain is not something you should dismiss or try to diagnose yourself, particu­larly if you have risk factors for a heart attack.

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Can Coughing Stop a Heart Attack?

The advice has been circulating on the Internet and social media for some time. But is it fact or fiction?

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Heart Attack vs. Cardiac Arrest

You may often hear the terms “cardiac arrest” and “heart attack” used interchangeably. But they are distinct conditions.

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When Heart Attacks Are Silent

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.