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Heart Attack or Sudden Cardiac Arrest: How Are They Different?

A heart attack occurs when a blocked artery prevents oxygen-rich blood from reaching a section of the heart. If the blocked artery is not reopened quickly, the part of the heart normally nourished by that artery begins to die. The longer a person goes without treatment, the greater the damage. Symptoms of a heart attack may […]

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Know your Numbers!

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Know your Numbers!

Do you know the most critical numbers for your heart health? That knowledge could just save your life. Blood pressure less than 120/80 mm Hg and not on medicine for blood pressure Total cholesterol less than 200 mg/dL and not on medicine for cholesterol Fasting blood glucose less than 100 mg/dL and not on medicine […]

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Women & Atrial Fibrillation

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Women & Atrial Fibrillation

Have you ever felt your heart flutter, race or skip a beat? Most of us have at some point, But if this happens more frequently, you may have atrial fibrillation. Atrial fibrillation (Afib) is a problem with the heart’s rhythm – the way it beats. When someone is “in Afib,” the heartbeats in a rapid, […]

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Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

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Heart Attack Symptoms in Women

Uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain in the center of your chest. It lasts more than a few minutes, or goes away and comes back.

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Women and Hypertension

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Women and Hypertension

Hypertension, also referred to as ‘High Blood Pressure’ is characterized by having a blood pressure reading equal to or over 140/90mm Hg (SBP/DBP) What is Hypertension? Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

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