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How The Movies Miss the Mark on Heart Attacks

Posted by Dr. Ronald McKechnie on Feb 26, 2018 7:18:00 AM

A grey-haired man falls to his knees, grabbing his chest in pain. That's what the script calls for, but the reality can be very different.

Movies often depict the traditional warning signs of a heart attack as major chest pressure or pain. But the signs of a heart attack can vary, and so too can the gender or age of the heart patient who has one.

If you experience any of the following symptoms (particularly very suddenly or severely) it is of utmost importance that you seek medical help straight away because you very well could be having a heart attack.

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Topics: Cardiology, Health Care 101

6 Heart Attack Warning Signs that are Unique to Women

Posted by Dr. David Adler on Nov 27, 2017 7:28:00 AM

It isn’t just a guy thing. Heart disease is the No. 1 killer of both women and men in the United States. 

Unfortunately, only a small percentage of women believe this is the greatest health problem facing them today. And that’s concerning, because while the overall death rate from heart disease has decreased in men, it continues to increase in women.

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Topics: Cardiology, Women's Health

8 Things That Happen to Your Body When You Quit Smoking

Posted by Dr. Susan Ziglar on Oct 8, 2017 10:00:00 PM

Thanks to various anti-smoking campaigns over the years, we are all aware of the impact that quitting can have on cancer and heart disease reduction. However, you may not be aware that your risks for these diseases can lessen quite quickly. It often comes as a surprise to our patients that quitting, even after many years of smoking, can make a huge impact.

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Topics: Cardiology, Family Health 101, Lifestyle & Wellness, Lung Health, Smoking

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