Heart Health Tips
A stress test, also called an exercise electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG), provides information about how your heart works during physical stress. Some heart problems are easier to diagnose when your heart is working hard and beating fast.
The warning signs and symptoms of a heart attack aren't the same for everyone, and can be different in women and men. While chest pain or discomfort is the most common heart attack symptom, not all heart attacks begin with the sudden, crushing chest pain you often see on TV or in the movies. Many heart attacks start slowly as mild pain or discomfort, while some people don't have symptoms at all.
If you think you may be having a heart attack, time is critical. Call 911 right away. Do not drive yourself to the hospital.
Heart disease and stroke are leading causes of death for women throughout the world. More women die from heart disease than from cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, Alzheimer's, and accidents combined. More women than men die from strokes every year.
When blood pressure is high, it starts to damage the blood vessels, heart, and kidneys. This can lead to heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, and other problems. But if you don't measure your blood pressure, you won't know when it's high, because there are usually no symptoms.
John Karp is an entrepreneur, fascinated with technology. However, one day he found out his heart needed the latest technology -- a Left Ventricular Assist Device. His heart is strumming after his recent implant at MMC.
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Living with ICD?
If you or someone you care for is living with an ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator), attend our support group for encouragement and education. Physicians and nurses lead the group. Guest speakers present on topics of interest.Learn More