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Surviving a Heart Attack

With early and aggressive treatment, the risk of dying with a heart attack has dropped substantially. However, long-term survival requires both excellent acute care and careful long-term care. Here's what you need to know.

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Can You Exercise "Too Much" After A Heart Attack?

Exercise after a heart attack is very important to long term survival - but can you do too much exercise?

Heart Attack vs. Cardiac Arrest

Heart attack is the death of heart muscle due to a blocked coronary artery, while cardiac arrest is a heart arrhythmia that causes the heart to stop beating

Lipoprotein(a) and the Heart

High Lp(a) is a less widely known lipid abnormality that, like elevated LDL levels, can increase your cardiac risk. Here's what you should know.

Heart Attack Signs: How To Tell If You Might Be Having A Heart Attack

The most important step in surviving a heart attack is to recognize when you might be having one. Here is what to look for, and what to do about it.

Does Running 5 Minutes A Day Really Protect Your Heart?

A new study says even 5 minutes of daily running can substantially improve your cardiac risk. Can this really be true?

Breast Cancer Radiation Therapy and the Heart

Heart disease risk can increase after radiation therapy for breast cancer.

Preventing Stroke In Atrial Fibrillation

Stroke is the most feared complication of atrial fibrillation, so deciding on whether to use anticoagulation drugs is critically important if you have atrial fibrillation.

Dressler's Syndrome

Dressler's syndrome is an inflammatory reaction involving the pericardium, that can appear after damage to cardiac cells.

Fish Oil and Heart Disease - An Update

According to recent evidence, taking fish oil to prevent heart disease is not the slam dunk it once appeared to be.

Sleep Deprivation and Heart Disease

Several recent studies have made an association between chronic sleep deprivation (in general, getting less than five hours of sleep per night) and heart disease - or at least the risk facors for heart disease.

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