Tag Archives: Heart

What You Need to Know About Heart Attacks

Time is of the essence if you are having a heart attack. The symptoms may vary from pain in the left arm radiating into the shoulder and neck, shortness of breath, severe indigestion or cramping, profuse sweating, light headiness or nausea. You may have some or many of these symptoms.   The important take away… Read More »

X-ray reveals a perfect heart shape in a girl's chest after she swallowed a necklace

A heart-in-mouth moment: X-ray reveals a perfect heart shape in a girl’s chest after she swallowed a necklace A 3-year-old girl presented to an emergency department in San Diego A radiograph confirmed heart-shaped foreign body in the thoracic esophagus The patient was taken to the operating room to undergo rigid endoscopy By Peter Lloyd for… Read More »

Control Your Cholesterol: Protect Yourself from Heart Attack and Stroke

February 2019 Print this issue Protect Yourself from Heart Attack and Stroke Have you had your cholesterol checked? Most adults should have a cholesterol test every 4 to 6 years. That’s because nearly 78 million American adults have high levels of the type of cholesterol that’s linked to heart disease and stroke. Cholesterol is a… Read More »

Public shock for Vic heart attacks helping

Victoria’s paramedics were called to more than 6000 heart attacks during 2017/18. The 6434 out-of-hospital cardiac arrest events were the most ever recorded and 400 more than in 2016/17. Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry data released on Thursday also shows 82 people were defibrillated with a publicly-accessible device during 2017/18 – two more than the… Read More »