On this edition of Medical Frontiers, Dr. Pifer is joined by West Penn System Cardiologists Dr. George Gabriel and Dr. Travis Wilson.
A local contractor was known for helping friends in need, but when a major heart attack struck down his home renovation plans, he learned the truth of that old adage: “what goes around comes around.”
While Washington County investigators say a former Rankin Police chief’s death appears to be from natural causes, former Allegheny County Coroner Dr. Cyril Wecht says police use of a Taser did not directly cause his death.
The former Rankin police chief died Friday after an apparent heart attack, while in police custody following an altercation with his estranged wife and her male companion.
The sun was shining brightly through the stained glass window at the Mazzocco family home in Fayette County Thursday afternoon. But something is amiss; a two by four holds the front door in place. The door frame is shattered and the family is planning a funeral.
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.
KDKA AM’s Shelley Duffy talks about a study by local cardiologist Dr Tony Ferrah that could lead to a way to predict heart attacks.
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.
Davy Jones, singer for the 60′s supergroup The Monkees, died Wednesday morning at Martin Memorial Hospital in Martin County, Florida.
A 63-year-old man recently became the first Pittsburgh recipient of the new generation of artificial hearts.
A study in the journal Circulation shows the risk of heart attack increases in the days and weeks after the death of a close loved one – especially for people who have had a heart attack before.
It was an emotional and joyful reunion Saturday for a Steelers fan from Indiana who suffered a heart attack while visiting the city last year. Jay Gebhardt and his family returned to Pittsburgh this weekend to say thank you to the paramedics who helped to save his life.
Women may not have the typical crushing chest pain that people associate with a heart attack. They may have shortness of breath, nausea and dizziness.
Many women take calcium for their bones, but what does this mean for their hearts?
Going on vacation is supposed to be relaxing. It was anything but relaxing for a local man who ended up with life-threatening problems in Aruba. Luckily, he was able to come home and get treatment that is becoming more available in the United States.