A sudden, sharp pain in your child’s chest may be scary, but it’s rarely anything serious. Learn when to worry — or when it’s just Texidor’s twinge.
Chest pain is one of the most common causes of unscheduled medical encounters. In patients ages 10 to 21, chest pain accounts for more than 650,000 emergency department and primary care visits.
The leading cause of death in the United States, cardiovascular disease, is not something that should be taken lightly. Here are five symptoms you shouldn’t ignore.
If you’ve ever felt as though your heart is beating too fast, you know it can be scary. But these sensations don’t automatically signal something serious
If you are a young athlete and have chest pain, see a doctor right away. Only about 5 percent of chest pain in this group is caused by a heart issue — but those are the cases no one wants to miss.
Some types of chest pain should send you to the emergency room immediately. If you experience pain, pressure or discomfort in the center of your chest or in your arms, back, jaw, neck or stomach — along with shortness of breath, a cold sweat, nausea, fatigue or lightheadedness — for at least five minutes, call 9-1-1. These … Read More
Has your doctor told you have minor blockages in your coronary arteries? If you’ve had a heart catheterization for blockages your doctor determined are too minor to require a stent or bypass surgery, it’s still important not to ignore chest pain. In a recent study, researchers at the Veterans Administration’s Eastern Colorado Health Care System … Read More
Even if Emergency Room doctors say you didn’t actually have a heart attack, that doesn’t mean you have a clean bill of health. You should still follow up with your doctor. As originally reported by Reuters, recent studies confirm that chest pain patients who followed up with a doctor visit after their ER-release fared better … Read More
There are some symptoms you shouldn’t shrug off. They may or may not signal heart issues, but it’s important to tell your doctor about them. Watch out for these five: chest pain, leg pain, getting winded easily, syncope (or dizziness) and heart palpitations. Read the whole story 5 Heart-Health Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore
Preparing for winter usually means lots of leaf-raking, tree-trimming and gutter-cleaning. It’s known that shoveling snow can put you at risk for heart attack, particularly if you’re older or have heart disease. If that’s the case, it’s important to be careful during your fall clean-up, too. Why yardwork can put you at risk Cardiologist David … Read More