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What are the symptoms of heart disease in men?

What are the symptoms of heart disease in men?

Heart disease is one of the most common health problems that men face. By knowing some of the signs and symptoms of heart disease, they may be able to reduce their risk of developing serious complications, such as a heart attack. Heart disease is a term referring to a range of heart health issues. These […]

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Marriage is good for the heart — literally

Marriage is good for the heart — literally

A new analysis of existing studies suggests that single, divorced, and widowed people are at an increased risk of heart disease and stroke. The authors suggest that healthcare providers consider marital status as an independent risk factor. Getting married may have hidden benefits for your heart health, a new study suggests. Heart disease continues to […]

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What can autopsies teach us about heart disease?

What can autopsies teach us about heart disease?

Studying the heart after death is a sometimes overlooked source of medical information that could help us to better understand and manage instances of heart disease, researchers argue. Autopsies are an insufficiently tapped resource for gathering information about heart health, several studies argue. This week has seen the publication of a special issue of the […]

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Heart disease: Erectile dysfunction may double risk

Heart disease: Erectile dysfunction may double risk

If you have symptoms of erectile dysfunction, it might be a good idea to have your heart health checked. This is the main finding of a new study that suggests that erectile dysfunction might be an early sign of heart disease. For men, erectile dysfunction may be a predictor of heart disease. Heart disease is […]

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Is a tickle in the chest serious?

Is a tickle in the chest serious?

A tickle in the chest may feel like fluttering or pressure. Many underlying factors can cause this symptom, and some, such as colds and seasonal allergies, will go away on their own. Others may require medical attention. In this article, we describe conditions that can lead to a tickle in the chest, how to tell […]

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What to know about agonal breathing

What to know about agonal breathing

Agonal breathing is the medical term used to describe struggling to breathe or gasping. It is often a symptom of a severe medical emergency, such as stroke or cardiac arrest. The gasping associated with agonal breathing is not true breathing, but rather a brainstem reflex. Agonal breathing often occurs because the heart is no longer […]

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Heart health: Supplements don’t work, with one exception

Heart health: Supplements don’t work, with one exception

A new review finds that the most widely used supplements do not protect the heart against cardiovascular disease. However, folic acid may prevent stroke. Most supplements do not keep your heart healthy, suggests a new review. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimate that one third of the entire population of the United States are […]

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How does exercise keep the heart young?

How does exercise keep the heart young?

A recent study published in Nature Communications identifies a link between exercise and the heart’s ability to regenerate new muscle cells under normal conditions and after a heart attack. A new study investigates the effects of exercise on the heart. The research, which was conducted on groups of mice, could have dramatic implications for “public […]

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Types of heart attack: What you need to know

Types of heart attack: What you need to know

Heart attacks pose a serious health risk and can be life-threatening. They occur when a blockage in the coronary arteries disrupts blood flow to the heart, which can cause permanent damage. Three types of coronary artery disease can lead to a heart attack. These are: ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) non-ST segment elevation myocardial […]

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What do elevated cardiac enzyme levels mean?

What do elevated cardiac enzyme levels mean?

When the heart suffers an injury, such as a heart attack, it releases certain enzymes. These enzymes are biomarkers that tell doctors when someone’s heart is damaged. Enzymes are proteins produced by the body to speed up specific chemical reactions in the body. The cardiac enzymes that doctors measure to see if a person is […]