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Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction) in Seniors FAQ

Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction) in Seniors FAQ

What is a heart attack? A heart attack is a serious cardiac event where a portion of the heart muscle dies when its blood supply is interrupted. It is also known as a myocardial infarction (MI) and is one of the leading causes of death especially in the elderly. Most heart attacks are a consequence […]

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 […]

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 […]

Festive Season and Holiday Health Risks in the Elderly

Festive Season and Holiday Health Risks in the Elderly

The holiday season is a time of fun and festivity. However, there are some health risks that are associated with these times of the year. This is not isolated only to the Christmas and New Year period but may apply to any major holiday. Many of these health problems may occur irrespective of a person’s […]


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