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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What 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
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.
Physicians are members of the medical staff at one of Baylor Health Care System's subsidiary, community or affiliated medical centers and are neither employees nor agents of those medical centers, The Heart Hospital Baylor Plano or Baylor Health Care System.