Childhood cancer awareness / Ken Burns / Does aspirin prevent heart attack and stroke?: Mayo Clinic Radio

There are four words no parent or family ever wants to hear: Your child has cancer. Families facing pediatric cancer experience a wide range of emotions, often feeling scared, overwhelmed, frustrated, helpless or hopeless. And each family member may experience different emotions at different times, making it difficult to navigate and support each other. These and related […]

Mayo Clinic Radio: Childhood cancer awareness / Ken Burns / Does aspirin prevent heart attack and stroke?

There are four words no parent or family ever wants to hear: Your child has cancer. Families facing pediatric cancer experience a wide range of emotions, often feeling scared, overwhelmed, frustrated, helpless or hopeless. And each family member may experience different emotions at different times, making it difficult to navigate and support each other. These and related […]

Consumer Health: Heart attack risk and secondhand smoke

Heart attack prevention: Should I avoid secondhand smoke? Secondhand smoke exposure is a risk factor for having a heart attack. It’s especially important to avoid secondhand smoke if you have had a previous heart attack or been diagnosed with heart disease. And if you smoke, the best way to reduce your heart attack risk is […]

Mayo Clinic Q and A: How long do you need beta blockers after a heart attack?

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: How long do I need to take beta blockers after a heart attack? ANSWER: Your health care provider likely will consider a number of factors in making that decision. Guidelines recommend beta blocker therapy for three years, but that may not be necessary. Beta blockers work by blocking the effects of the […]

Women who suffer with newly understood heart attack called SCAD may fare better with conservative care

ROCHESTER, Minn. – Patients who suffer from a type of heart attack that affects mainly younger women, called spontaneous coronary artery dissection or SCAD, may benefit most from conservative treatment, letting the body heal on its own. This is according to a new scientific statement by a Mayo Clinic led team, published by the American […]

Women and Heart Attacks: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

It’s heart month, and in this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Sharonne Hayes explains that when it comes to heart attacks, men and women can be very different. To listen, click the link below. Women and Heart Attacks

Home Remedies: Emergency care for a heart attack

Someone having a heart attack may experience any or all of the following: Uncomfortable pressure, fullness or squeezing pain in the center of the chest Discomfort or pain spreading beyond the chest to the shoulders, neck, jaw, teeth, or one or both arms, or occasionally upper abdomen Shortness of breath Lightheadedness, dizziness, fainting Sweating Nausea […]

Heartburn or heart attack: When to worry

You’ve just eaten a big meal and feel a burning sensation in your chest. Heartburn, right? Probably, but there’s a chance the chest pain is caused by reduced blood flow to your heart (angina) or an actual heart attack. Severe heartburn and heart attack can be hard to tell apart. How much do the symptoms of […]

Sharing Mayo Clinic: Skier saved after heart attack on the water

Quick thinking and high-quality care helped Brian Kanable recover after what could have been a deadly medical emergency.  Brian Kanable of La Crosse, Wisconsin, could just as easily been mowing his lawn or taking a walk with his wife, Julie, on the morning in late August when he had his heart attack. But he wasn’t. The […]

Women’s Wellness: Symptoms and risk factors for heart attack

Although heart disease can often be thought of as a problem for men, heart disease is the most common cause of death for both women and men in the United States. One challenge is that some heart disease symptoms in women may be different from those in men. Fortunately, women can take steps to understand their […]

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