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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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Breathing Tube Boosts Heart Attack Survival

People in cardiac arrest who are resuscitated by first responders using a laryngeal breathing tube instead of a traditional one are more likely to survive.

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Women Are More Likely to Survive a Heart Attack With a Female Doctor

Gender inequality can raise the risk of dying from heart attack: Female heart attack patients are less likely to survive when treated by a male physician.

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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.

Stress Management May Aid Heart Attack Recovery

Stress Management May Aid Heart Attack Recovery

Adding stress management to cardiac rehabilitation may bring extra benefits to people recovering from heart complications or surgery.

The Best Drug Combo for Clot Prevention

The Best Drug Combo for Clot Prevention

A combination of low-dose aspirin and any of three drugs known as P2Y12 inhibitors can help reduce the risk of blood clots after a heart attack or angioplasty.

Statins May Cut Heart Attacks in Intermediate-Risk Patients

Statins May Cut Heart Attacks in Intermediate-Risk Patients

Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may benefit patients at intermediate risk for a heart attack, a large study has found.

Should You Take a Fish Oil Supplement?

Should You Take a Fish Oil Supplement?

If you have heart failure or had a recent heart attack, omega-3 fish oil supplements could be a potentially lifesaving addition to your pillbox.

Pharmacists Can Help Reduce Heart Attack Risk

Pharmacists Can Help Reduce Heart Attack Risk

Pharmacists who assess heart attack risk factors, give health recommendations, update prescriptions, and check in with patients can reduce heart attack risk.

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Risks and Benefits of Daily Aspirin

An aspirin a day may keep heart disease and cancer away. But the recommendation comes with caveats.