A Journey of Resilience: From Heart Attack to Heart Transplant and Beyond In the realm of medical miracles and stories of resilience, few can match the inspiring journey of patients who have battled against the odds. One such remarkable story is that of Houston, a man who suffered a massive heart attack, developed intractable heart […]
Coronary Artery Disease
Coronary artery disease is the most common type of heart disease and is the leading cause of death in the United States. It is caused by a buildup of plaque inside the coronary arteries.
Heart disease is a leading cause of death in women, yet it is often thought of as a predominantly male disease. In fact, heart disease affects women just as much as men, and in some cases, even more so. Historically, clinical trials for heart disease have overwhelmingly enrolled men, and the results have been applied […]
Heart disease is a leading cause of death in women, and its incidence is three times as high as breast cancer. Despite this, there is often a lack of awareness of the risk of heart disease in women, leading to underdiagnosis and undertreatment. There are female-specific conditions that increase the risk of heart diseases present […]
Dr. Alain Bouchard is joined by Dr. Satinder P. Singh, Chief of the Cardiopulmonary Radiology and Director of Cardiac CT at UAB, in a discussion of cardiac CT cases, from prognosis to diagnosis…back to prognosis! Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts. 5/5 (8) Tell Us How We're Doing… Was This Article Helpful?
How is it that some patients with chest pain end up not having obstructive coronary disease? Dr. Alain Bouchard is joined by Dr. Janet Wei in a discussion of angina without obstructive coronary artery disease. Subscribe to the MyHeart.net Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or Google Podcasts. 5/5 (10) Tell Us How We're Doing… Was This Article Helpful?
Nuclear Stress Test: What is it? A nuclear stress test is a minimally invasive diagnostic imaging procedure designed to evaluate the perfusion of blood through the coronary arteries to the heart muscle. Images of the heart are acquired when the heart is in a baseline resting state and again after the heart has been exercised, […]
The dramatic decrease in mortality from cardiovascular disease between 1970 and 2010 is one of the greatest successes of modern medicine. In several industrialized countries (particularly North America, Western Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand), the mortality rate fell by about 70% during this period, so that in some countries (notably Canada), cardiovascular disease is no […]
Cardiac Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a completely noninvasive test that uses a magnetic field and radio frequency waves to create detailed pictures of the heart and blood vessels. It depicts the heart wall and valves structure and displays its function. It provides information on the regional and global heart function, valves and their function […]
The use of gene therapy for heart failure is currently being investigated. Heart failure is a major public concern which affects an estimated 1% of the Western world, including over 5 million Americans with over half a million new cases each year. The current medical treatment of heart failure includes proven beneficial medicine such as […]
How long should I take my Plavix after coronary stent is a frequent and debatable question facing our field of interventional cardiology. Background Coronary artery disease is a progressive condition that is a result of atherosclerosis. From damage of the inner layer of the artery, lipid or fat accumulates in the wall and leads to […]