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Stress Heart Test (Treadmill, Exercise ECG)

About A stress test is part of routine cardiovascular screening. Even if you do not have any heart problems, you should have a cardiovascular examination at least once a year. A stress test is also known as an exercise stress test or stress ECG. It is used to collect information about the heart function especially […]

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 […]

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and What It Means to Seniors

Coronary Artery Disease

The coronary arteries are the small vessels that supply blood to the heart muscle. Since the heart is constantly working throughout life, it needs a uninterrupted supply of oxygen and nutrients. Coronary artery disease is a condition where the coronary arteries become damaged or diseased subsequently leading to narrowing of the vessel. This has a […]

Causes of Heart Attacks and Age Risks for the Elderly

Causes of Heart Attacks and Age Risks for the Elderly

Heart attacks which are medically known as a myocardial infarction (MI) is one of the leading causes of death in the elderly, particularly in developed nations. It is to a large extent preventable with a combination of lifestyle changes, medication and surgical procedures that can reduce the risk of a heart attack. However, there is […]


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