Heart Attack

Heart Attack

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November 2, 2022

Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)

A heart attack is permanent damage to the heart. The heart needs a constant supply of oxygen-rich blood to keep it nourished, and the coronary arteries provide the heart with this crucial blood supply. But if a person has coronary artery disease, the most common cause of heart attacks, the arteries can become narrowed and […]
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May 6, 2022

A Silent Killer: How High Blood Pressure Hurts the Body

Many people with high blood pressure (hypertension) don't know they have it. It causes damage slowly over a long period of time, often without noticeable symptoms, and it puts you at greater risks for developing life-changing and life-threatening medical conditions.
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October 22, 2021

Should You Be Afraid of a Halloween Heart Attack?

Halloween is the official holiday of fear, when haunted attractions and horror movie marathons offer plenty of scares. But here’s an important Halloween question for medical experts: Is it possible to be frightened to death?
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September 3, 2020

UAB Medicine Provides Safe Cardiovascular Care during COVID-19

This past spring, the American College of Cardiology (ACC) reported that emergency rooms across the United States were seeing a large drop in heart attack admissions. UAB Medicine also saw a decrease in cardiovascular event cases, due to patients’ fear of COVID-19. UAB Medicine responded by expanding its telehealth services and creating policies to protect patients and staff, so that it could safely provide cardiovascular care to those who need it.
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January 16, 2020

UAB Medicine Observes Heart Month 2020

February is American Heart Month, an annual observance designed to increase awareness about heart disease, which is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Each year, one in four deaths is caused by heart disease, according to the American Heart Association. Fortunately, almost 80 percent of heart disease cases can be prevented when people make healthier choices and manage their medical conditions.
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