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Raising Awareness About Heart Disease

Raising Awareness About Heart Disease Kristen Patton knew something was wrong when she felt a searing pain in her jaw one night while feeding her infant daughter. But at only 40, she didn’t expect her symptoms were those of a heart attack. When her husband found her unresponsive, he called 911. Uncovering a Rare Heart…
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How Education Level May Impact Heart Attack Survival

How Education Level May Impact Heart Attack Survival A heart attack, or myocardial infarction, occurs when the heart is unable to get oxygenated blood that it needs. When the coronary arteries that supply the heart with blood become narrow as a result of atherosclerosis, the arteries are more vulnerable to becoming blocked by a blood clot. Education…
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Daylight Savings Time May Impact Your Heart Health

Daylight Savings Time May Impact Your Heart Health In a recent interview with KXAN’s Erin Cargile, Dr. George Rodgers, a cardiologist at the Ascension Seton Heart Institute, explains a surprising correlation between daylight savings time and an increased risk for heart attack and stroke. During the first two days following daylight savings time, research shows that…
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Top 5 Myths about Heart Attacks

Top 5 Myths about Heart Attacks The heart attack is a widely known yet equally widely misunderstood cardiac event. There are many myths surrounding the causes of this condition. Here are some of the most common myths: 1. Heart Attacks Are Only for the Elderly While heart attacks are most commonly caused by years of…
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