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.
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.
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
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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