• Systolic Heart Failure

    What is systolic heart failure? Systolic heart failure is a form of heart failure in which the heart’s lower chambers (ventricles) have become too weak to contract and pump out enough blood to meet the body’s needs, resulting in shortness of breath and other heart failure symptoms. Women are less likely than men to have systolic heart failure, accounting

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  • Diastolic Heart Failure

    What is diastolic heart failure? Diastolic heart failure is a form of heart failure in which the heart’s lower chambers (ventricles) have become too stiff to relax and expand to fill with enough blood (blood-filling problems). This causes the heart to pump less blood, resulting in the backup of fluid in the lungs and symptoms of heart failure. Diastolic

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  • Stroke – Signs

    What are the most common signs of stroke? Not everyone gets all of the following warning signs of stroke and sometimes these signs can go away but then return. The best stroke treatment is only effective if given within 3 hours of when the attack begins. If you have any of these symptoms, call 9-1-1 immediately.

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  • Stroke

    What is a stroke? A stroke occurs when vital blood flow and oxygen to the brain is interrupted. When blood flow to the heart is blocked, it’s called a heart attack; similarly, a stroke is sometimes called a “brain attack.” A stroke can injure the brain just as a heart attack can injure the heart. Another

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  • Mild Heart Attack & Unstable Angina

    What is unstable angina? Unstable angina is a type of chest pain, pressure, or tightness (angina is the medical term for this) that is unpredictable because it is not triggered by anything specific, such as exertion or stress, which is the case with stable angina. Unstable angina is considered a more serious condition because it carries a higher

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  • Heart Rhythm Problems (Arrythmias)

    What is an arrhythmia? An arrhythmia is a change in the regular beat of the heart. The heart may seem to skip a beat, beat irregularly, or beat very fast or very slowly. Having an arrhythmia does not necessarily mean that a person has heart disease. Many arrhythmias occur in people who do not have underlying heart disease.

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