They sometimes mistake mild arrhythmia, or rhythm disruption, for a deadly spasm and shock the heart
unnecessarily, causing pain but no permanent harm.
Happy Valentine's Day, honey,'' Jay said, taking the four-carat diamond heart
from his wife's hand - a heart
he had bought her for Valentine's Day years earlier.
We believe this is related to physicians not recognizing that women are at high risk of cardiovascular disease when, in fact, they are," says Lori Mosca, MD, PhD, director of the preventive-cardiology program at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the Columbia University Center for Heart
Disease Prevention in Manhattan.
It wasn't long before she started experiencing classic symptoms of a heart
Usually a diagnosis of heart
failure is effectively made by medical history and physical examination alone, but in cases where the clinical picture is not straightforward, a lab test developed last July can help.
Let's take a step back first to understand why and how the heart
First, the surgeons sliced out all but the upper chambers (atria) of the patient's diseased heart
, where they stitched two connective rings.
During a heart
attack, a clot blocks the flow of blood to the heart
To my knowledge," Pope says, "this is the first time we have been able to show that environmental tobacco smoke--[ETS, or] passive smoke--creates changes in heart
Some Catholics may remember First Friday observances, the "enthronement" of the Sacred Heart
in their homes--the consecration of a family to the Sacred Heart
--and the litany (not to exclude the ever-popular Sacred Heart
Without oxygen, the heart
muscle--and possibly its owner dies.
Depression may make it harder to take the medications needed and to carry out the treatment for heart