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Predict Your Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke

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The PLAC® Test is a simple blood test that can help predict risk of heart attack or stroke by measuring artery inflammation. Results help doctors determine when to increase preventive care.


3 Types of Chest Pain That Won't Kill You

3 Types of Chest Pain That Won’t Kill You

Tags: chest pain, Dr. Rimmerman, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart attack, heart disease, heart health, symptoms, The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Heart Attacks

Not all chest pains are symptoms of a heart attack. Learn which symptoms could be signaling trouble and which are probably ok.


Peripheral Artery Disease

Can Your Arteries Get Blocked Anywhere in the Body?

Tags: heart, heart and vascular institute, heart attack, heart disease, heart health, PAD, peripheral arterial disease (PAD), stroke, vascular disease

Blockages in your arteries can happen anywhere in your body, but blocked arteries in the heart and brain tend to be more severe. Here’s why.


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Being Married Can Lower Your Risk of Heart Attack

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Being married could be the ultimate protection for your heart. New studies confirm that being married lowers heart attack risk and improves outcomes after a heart attack.


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How a Smartphone App Can Help You Save a Life

Tags: apps, cardiac arrest, CPR, heart attack, innovations, PulsePoint Respond, smartphones

When someone suffers sudden cardiac arrest, they need immediate help. A smartphone app called PulsePoint Respond aims to connect people struck by sudden cardiac arrest with people who can give them help right away.


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Snow Shoveling—A Real Risk for Heart Attack

Tags: Dr. A. Marc Gillinov, heart, heart attack, heart health, prevention, risk factors, tips for winter weather, winter

The driveway is piling up with snow. You bundle up and get to work, trying to dig it out as fast as you can to get back in the warm house. Find out why doctors advise against shoveling for many of us.


Why Do We Sweat? #infographic

Why We Sweat (Infographic)

Tags: excessive sweating, heart attack, hyperhidrosis, infographic, menopause, stress

Learn about sweat, the body's natural coolant. Discover what happens when sweat meets bacteria. Learn how sweat can signal disease, and when to seek help.


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5 Things You Should Know About Stress Tests

Tags: diagnostic tests, heart attack, heart failure, stress echo

Taking a stress test isn’t as simple as jumping on the treadmill. Talk with your cardiologist about whether to eat, exercise or take your medications beforehand to ensure you’re prepared.


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Follow These 5 Simple Rules To Prevent Heart Attacks

Tags: coronary artery disease, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart attack, heart-healthy lifestyle

You can control your own future; A new study says you can cut your heart attack risk by 80 percent, just by making positive changes in your lifestyle.


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A Post ER Follow-Up Could Save Your Life

Tags: cardiology, chest pain, ER visit, heart, heart and vascular institute, heart attack, heart health

You can breathe easier once the ER doc says those chest pains weren't a heart attack, but don't brush aside your health scare; follow up with a doctor's visit − it could save your life.