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The New High in Blood Pressure

Publish Date: 1/18/2018

Fruits, vegetables and salmon in heartshaped bowl with blood pressure cuffYou might have heard – there is a new “high” in blood pressure. The new guidelines were recently announced at an American Heart Association meeting. High blood pressure, or hypertension, is now defined as a reading of 130 over 80 – down from 140 over 90.

General Health
Cardiology
Andrew M. Kates

Could it be a Heart Attack? What all Women Need to Know

Publish Date: 2/8/2017

Heart puzzleNot every heart attack begins with a crushing chest pain. Especially for women, the symptoms of a heart attack may be mistaken for something else. Because heart disease is the number one killer of women, what you don’t know can be the matter of life or death, no matter what your age.

Women's Health
Cardiology
Lynne M. Seacord

EKG vs. Echo - Heart Health Can Depend on Both

Publish Date: 4/30/2015

You’ve had a stress electrocardiogram (EKG) and now your doctor wants you to get a stress echocardiogram (echo). You’re wondering about the difference between the two tests and why you need both.


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General Health
Cardiology
Julio E. Perez