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The Right Plan of Attack

Publish Date: 7/9/2018

EKG in shape of heartYou made the right decision when you went to the emergency room with classic heart attack symptoms. However, chest pain plus trip to emergency room can sometimes equal over-testing. Here is what you need to know about which tests are appropriate and necessary for chest pain when you are in the emergency room.

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General Health
Cardiology
Emergency Medicine
David L. Brown
Peter D Panagos

Take Heart for a Healthy Pregnancy

Publish Date: 4/18/2018

Handprints forming heart on pregnant bellyCongratulations, you are having a baby! But you also have a heart condition – what do you do next? If you are pregnant and have heart disease, special care is needed during and after your pregnancy.

Women's Health
Cardiology

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