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Understanding Carditis in the Elderly

Carditis is a broad term to describe inflammation of the heart or the thin lining around it. Although the condition can affect a person of any age, some types are more likely to be seen in the elderly. It can reach a point where it is life threatening, especially if it is left untreated or […]

Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) in Seniors

Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a condition in which the heart cannot pump enough blood to meet the body’s needs. It is more likely to be seen in seniors who may have other heart and blood vessel problems, which has, over the long term, compromised the heart function. Congestive heart failure may involve the right […]

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 […]

Signs of an Unhealthy Heart and Diseased Heart

Signs of an Unhealthy Heart and Diseased Heart

There are many different types of heart disease from the more acute myocardial infarction heart attack) to chronic conditions like ischemic heart disease and cardiomyopathy. Although the disease mechanisms may differ among these conditions, the function of the heart is essentially compromised to some extent or the other in every case. This means that blood […]

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 […]


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