Tag Archives: Heart

Tens of Thousands of Heart Patients May Not Need Open-Heart Surgery

ImageWith TAVR, the only incision is a small hole in the groin where a catheter is inserted. Traditional surgery involves cracking open the ribs and stopping the heart to insert the new valve.CreditJean-Paul Chassenet/Science Source The operation is a daring one: To replace a failing heart valve, cardiologists insert a replacement through a patient’s groin… Read More »

Electronic cigarette users face higher risk of heart attack, study shows

Electronic cigarette users face higher risk of heart attack than those who do not use these products, recent research suggests. According to findings to be presented next week at the annual meeting of American College of Cardiology in New Orleans, people who smoked electronic cigarette every day were 34 percent more likely than non-e-cigarette users… Read More »

What You Need to Know About Heart Attacks

Time is of the essence if you are having a heart attack. The symptoms may vary from pain in the left arm radiating into the shoulder and neck, shortness of breath, severe indigestion or cramping, profuse sweating, light headiness or nausea. You may have some or many of these symptoms.   The important take away… Read More »