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Commonly Missed and Ignored Heart Attack Symptoms

Commonly Missed and Ignored Heart Attack Symptoms

A heart attack, known as an acute myocardial infarction, occurs when the heart muscles do not receive sufficient blood and a portion of the muscle dies. Since the heart is a muscular pump, damage or death of even a small portion of its muscle can compromise normal circulation and lead to death. Most of us […]

Heartburn and Heart Pain in the Elderly

Heartburn and Heart Pain in the Elderly

Chest pain in seniors is always a cause for concern as they are at a greater risk of serious conditions like a heart attack. Although pain in the chest can be associated with the airways, lungs and even the large blood vessels connected to the heart, the two types of chest pain that are commonly […]

Angina pectoris (Heart Chest Pain) in the Elderly

Angina pectoris (Heart Chest Pain) in the Elderly

The heart is a muscular pump that never stops beating. It needs a constant supply of blood rich in oxygen and nutrients to continue functioning. When the blood flow to the heart is insufficient for its workload, the muscle is injured. It causes a type of crushing chest pain that comes with activity and eases […]


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