Cardiology, Heart, Heart Attack

Gas pain in your chest: Is it a heart attack?

You had a wonderful dinner with family and friends. While relaxing after the meal, a bit of gas prompts you to excuse yourself from the room. Then it hits you: a sharp, jabbing pain. The feeling rises up to your chest, and you have a sour taste in your mouth. Is it just gas pain…

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Heart Attack, Migraine and Headaches, Neurosciences

The stroke-heart attack link for migraine sufferers and ways to lessen it

Some migraine sufferers face a higher risk for stroke and heart attack, but there are ways to lessen the danger, according to Brian M. Plato, D.O., headache specialist and medical director at Norton Neuroscience Institute. Nearly one in five women get migraine headaches — three times the rate for men. In the United States alone,…

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Heart, Heart Attack, News

Bob Harper’s illness shows genetics’ role in heart attack risk

Personal trainer and host of the popular television show “Biggest Loser” Bob Harper made the news recently not for helping someone shed hundreds of pounds but for suffering a heart attack that left him unconscious for two days. The 51-year-old popular fitness expert reportedly collapsed while exercising at a gym and needed CPR. Given Harper’s…

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Heart, Heart Attack, News

How to tell the difference between heartburn and heart attack

This article is part of a series on the signs and symptoms of heart attack in women. Several Norton Heart Care providers have come together to raise awareness and provide tips just for women. Because signs of heart attack can be different for women than men, it’s important to know what to look for and…

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Heart, Heart Attack, News

Shoulder, jaw and neck pain: Signs of heart attack?

This article is part of a series on the signs and symptoms of a heart attack in women. Several Norton Heart Care providers have come together to raise awareness and provide tips just for women. Because signs of heart attack can be different for women than men, it’s important to know what to look for…

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Heart, Heart Attack, News

Heart attacks rob us of too many women; what to look for

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), heart disease is the leading cause of death among women regardless of race or ethnicity. Even more staggering is that more than 267,000 women die each year from heart attacks. “Heart disease is robbing us of our mothers, sisters and friends,” said Theresa Byrd, R.N.,…

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Cardiac Rehab, Cardiology, Heart, Heart Attack, Interventional Cardiology, Thoracic Surgery, Women’s Heart Program

9 Early Signs of a Heart Attack

Early signs of a heart attack, or “beginnings,” occur in more than 50 percent of people who have a heart attack. If recognized in time, these early symptoms can be treated before the heart is damaged. Early signs of a heart attack Someone may experience any or all of the following symptoms. When they start,…

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