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Acute Coronary Syndrome and Heart Attack

If you have acute coronary syndrome, you have one or more conditions caused by a blockage of blood flow to your heart muscle. This is a medical emergency, because you may be having a heart attack, a condition in which your heart muscle begins to die. Your heart is a muscular organ that pumps blood […]

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Can Stress Actually Kill You?
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Can Stress Actually Kill You?

In a busy world, with unending work and responsibilities piling up, stress can get to the best of us. But how bad is it for you really? Can stress actually kill you? From a biological perspective, stress makes perfect sense. If you’re about to get chomped on by a bear, your stress hormones better kick […]

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Heart Attack Symptoms for Women versus Men
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Heart Attack Symptoms for Women versus Men

Hi. I’m Dr. Adrian Preston and I’m a cardiologist at Cardiovascular Specialists of Central Maryland. I specialize in non-invasive cardiology, women’s heart health, and nuclear cardiology. There are differences sometimes in symptoms of heart attacks or angina for women than men and unfortunately, we do miss a lot of symptoms in women because of it. […]

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Margaret, Heart Attack at age 35
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Margaret, Heart Attack at age 35

My first heart attack was, as you might imagine, quite a harrowing experience. I never would have dreamed that at 35 years of age I was susceptible to a heart attack. I was getting dreadful angina particularly while walking. I’d walk my young son, who was seven at the time, I walk him to school […]

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