Heart disease is usually associated with chest pressure or tightness and shortness of breath. Surprisingly, though, some women never experience these typical symptoms—instead, they may have back pain or feel fatigued.
While awareness is increasing that heart disease is the No. 1 killer in women, younger women may think that statistic doesn’t apply to them. They’re wrong. In this video, Dr. Leslie Cho explains why.
Two studies find that bystander involvement improves survival rates of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients
Chest pain can be a symptom of coronary artery disease – or a rare disorder called coronary spasm. Learn answers to five top questions about this little-known condition.
We have very good treatments for some conditions — but unfortunately, not for all. We need to develop new therapies to help patients who do not achieve the maximum benefit from available drugs. That’s one reason to consider volunteering for a clinical trial.
For years saturated fats have been considered a health hazard but now researchers are raising questions about whether they’re as harmful as originally thought
Lots of controversy and confusion surround cholesterol. In patients who have coronary artery disease, peripheral artery disease or carotid artery disease, there is no question about the benefit of cholesterol-lowering medications. However, for the rest of us who don’t have these diseases and don’t want to get them, how can we lower our cholesterol naturally? There are … Read More
When individuals are seeking relief from the symptoms of chronic stable angina, in which exercise or stress can cause chest pain, they are faced with three options for treatment: medications, angioplasty and stent, or heart surgery. A new JAMA Internal Medicine study suggests that patients may not always get enough information from their doctors to … Read More
Statin medications (statins) are drugs that help lower cholesterol levels in the blood to help prevent coronary heart disease for those at risk or who already have experienced some form of cardiovascular disease. Statins do carry certain risks that need balanced and managed through ongoing physician monitoring. A recent study highlights how important it is to … Read More
When people have a blockage in their arteries, they tend to favor the idea of a surgeons performing Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) over a full-blown surgery – or Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG). Percutaneous means that surgeons are going through the skin, typically with a tube from the groin area. Surgeons guide that instrument up … Read More