Emergency care for heart attacks is getting a new focus.
February is Heart Month and it kicks off with “National Wear Red Day” – a day that focuses on women and their hearts.
After a traumatic event, some people have trouble sleeping, feelings of anger and heightened alertness. If this persists, it could be post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Symptoms of PTSD can affect as many as 1 in 8 people who survive.
If you were about to have a heart attack, is there a way to know? Local doctors are exploring this possibility for people with known heart vessel disease. They are looking at whether an investigational implanted device could signal an alert.
For people in the emergency room with chest pain, blood tests can be helpful in making the diagnosis of heart attack. Tests called CPK and troponin followed over 24 hours can be important to the diagnosis.
Three student athletes in a week have died from heart-related conditions. This cluster of student athlete deaths has stirred up a long-standing controversy. What’s the best way to screen athletes for heart problems?
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A cardiac test successfully used in Europe for years and in the United States for the past five years is now available at Allegheny General Hospital. Shortness of breath brought 82-year-old Tom […]