What is an Evolving Stroke?

What is an Evolving Stroke? Your heart’s job is to help keep the entire body alive by keeping your tissues adequately suffused with oxygenated blood. So, when cardiac problems develop, problems can also develop elsewhere in the body. A common complication of heart disease is a condition called a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), more commonly known…

Is there a cure for heart disease?

Is There a Cure for Heart Disease? Although heart disease has had considerable media coverage in recent years, many people are unaware of the vast number of individuals it affects.  For someone suffering from a heart problem or who has a family member or a friend with one, an important question is whether there is…

What are symptoms of a silent stroke?

What are symptoms of a silent stroke? Every year, about 800,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke, and about 140,000 of those men and women die as a result, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While most strokes – especially fatal ones – are major, causing obvious symptoms, many…

5 Types of Heart Disease Symptoms, Risk Factors & Causes

5 Types of Heart Disease Symptoms, Risk Factors & Causes The Center for Disease Control reports that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Learning more about different types of cardiac problems can help you reduce your risk of experiencing serious, potentially fatal, complications that can happen as a result…

Is Chest pain a symptom of Heart Disease?

Is Chest pain a symptom of Heart Disease? The first thing that most people think when they have chest pain is that it is heart-related or even that they could be having a heart attack. While chest pain definitely should not be ignored, it can mean a number of things. In fact, as much as…

What is a Cardiac PET Scan?

What is a Cardiac PET Scan? The cardiac PET scan, known medically as cardiac positron emission tomography is a noninvasive scan of your heart, using nuclear imaging. Radioactive tracers are used to produce images or pictures of your heart. These tracers mix in with your blood, which then flows through the heart and is able…

All About High Cholesterol

All About High Cholesterol High cholesterol is a common condition that affects more than one-third of all adults in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This means about 71 million Americans are at increased risk for health problems associated with high cholesterol. Fortunately, treatment for high cholesterol and…

All About Cardiac Ultrasound

All About Cardiac Ultrasound When a physician notes signs of a heart problem, the recommendation is likely to be undergoing a cardiac ultrasound. This procedure also called an echocardiogram, lets physicians see the heart while it is beating and as it pumps blood. The detailed images it creates allow doctors to identify or rule out…