Monthly Archives: February 2011

Angioplasty 101

Angioplasty 101

Plaque. It’s a fatty substance that can build up in your arteries when there is too much cholesterol in your blood. This condition, known as atherosclerosis, can affect any of your arteries and can lead to coronary artery disease, the …

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Men vs. Women: Not Every Heart Attack Is the Same

Men vs. Women: Not Every Heart Attack Is the Same

If you think that heart attacks usually affect just men, think again. In the United States, nearly half of all heart attacks happen to women. Complications could be prevented if treatment is administered right away, but frequently symptoms can go …

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Can You Spot a Heart Attack?

Can You Spot a Heart Attack?

Each year, tens of thousands of people in the Unites States suffer a heart attack. In fact, heart disease is the leading killer in the United States and around the world. To protect yourself and those you love, it’s important …

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Heart Health 101

Heart Health 101

Your heart is an amazing machine. Though it is small—only about the size of a fist—it does a huge job. Every day, every hour, every minute, it pumps blood throughout your body, making it critical to your health. So what …

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