A heart attack is particularly dangerous when it’s caused by blockage in the left anterior descending artery, which supplies blood to the larger, front part of the heart, earning it this scary-sounding nickname.
Our experts explain how to get started with a cardiac rehab program after a cardiac event.
Your doctor can only suggest ways to lower your risk of heart attack and stroke. It’s up toyou to act on the advice.
An intense, squeezing chest pain isn’t what most people feel when they’re having a heart attack. A cardiologist explains the more common, yet more subtle symptoms.
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Is your spouse pretty much glued to the recliner? Discover the dangers of being sedentary after a heart attack, and learn how to increase the odds for a successful recovery.
Heart disease is the leading cause of maternal mortality in the U.S. today — but it doesn’t have to be. Maternal-fetal medicine specialist Dr. Jeff Chapa explains how women can minimize their risk.
A potential new class of drugs may cut your risk of heart attack and stroke in an ingenious way: by targeting specific microbes in the gut. Learn how these new drugs can potentially lower two major risk factors for cardiovascular disease by lowering levels of a harmful compound called TMAO (trimethylamine N-oxide).
Aspirin is a lifesaver if you’re having a heart attack. But it’s life-threatening if you’re having a certain type of stroke. Find out when it helps – and when it might hurt.
A Cleveland Clinic survey reveals that many Americans are surprisingly ill-prepared to deal with heart attack and sudden cardiac arrest. Explore survey highlights in this infographic.
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our series, “The Short Answer.” Interventional cardiologist Leslie Cho, MD, answers this one about heart attacks.