Points to Remember:– Stress cardiomyopathy or Takotsubo was initially regarded as benign but can be associated with severe clinical complications including death.– Most common symptoms include chest pain and shortness of breath similar to a heart attack.– 5 – 6% of female present with suspected STEMI.– Women are frequently affected by emotional stress such as […]
What is a Normal Heart Rate?
What is a normal heart rate? Everyone wants to know what is normal, especially when it comes to heart health. Basic questions that are often asked or searched on the internet include: How do I determine a heart rate? What is a normal heart rate or pulse rate? What is a normal resting heart rate? […]
Why Women’s Hearts are Different
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WHAT DOES CARDIAC CT SHOW?
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Heart Function Including Ejection Fraction (EF)
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Heart Monitors – What every patient needs to know
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Diet And High Blood Pressure
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Treatment of High Blood Pressure: When Medicines Don’t Work
The treatment of high blood pressure can be very challenging, especially when medicines don’t work. Normal blood pressure is when the systolic blood pressure is less than 120 mm Hg and the diastolic blood pressure is less than 80 mm Hg. Hypertension is defined as a consistent elevation of blood pressure. Blood pressure is considered elevated when […]
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