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Heart attack Heart Attack: Overview

A heart attack is damage to the heart muscle that results from prolonged lack of blood flow to the heart. Because prompt medical attention is essential, it is important to know and recognize the symptoms of a heart attack.


Heart attack symptoms Heart Attack: Symptoms and Causes

Not all heart attacks begin with the sudden, crushing chest pain often shown on TV or in the movies. Because every heart attack is different, it's important to know the most common heart attack symptoms, as well as the lesser known ones.


Man sleeping in bed Best Sleep Positions After Heart Surgery

Difficulty sleeping is a common complaint among patients recovering from heart surgery. If you are having trouble sleeping after heart surgery, here are a few sleep positions to try.


Man showing depression The Emotional Side Effects of Heart Surgery

If you've recently undergone heart surgery, you might find yourself feeling some anxiety once you're home and recovering. But take comfort in knowing you are not alone. While the cause of cardiac depression is widely unknown, there are things you can do to help manage it.


Surgeons in operating room What to Expect After Heart Valve Replacement

If you're undergoing heart valve replacement surgery, here is what you can expect in the months post-surgery. It's important to note that heart valve replacement recovery time depends on a number of factors, including how healthy you were before surgery.


Elderly people on airplane Boarding Pass: Flying After a Heart Attack

A heart attack can suspend your everyday life. Things you hadn't thought about yesterday, like air travel, are now questionable. In general, flying after a heart attack and stent doesn't pose great risk. But there are some precautions you must take before boarding your next airplane.


Photo of a man holding his headWhat Is A Stroke?

The heart is closely connected to strokes. Many heart conditions and blood disorders can cause blood clots that can lead to a stroke. For example, AFib's irregular heart beat can result in blood pools increasing the risk of blood clots and ultimately a stroke.


Women's Heart Health Women's Heart Health

Heart disease is the number one killer of women, causing more deaths than the next seven causes combined. Many women do not know that heart disease symptoms can be different for men and women, and often ignore their symptoms or delay seeking treatment. But knowing the symptoms of a heart attack can save your life.​

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