• Family Life
    Stroke
    The Difference Between Strokes and Heart Attacks
    The Difference Between Strokes and Heart Attacks The National Stroke Association defines a stroke as “a sudden disruption of the blood supply to a part of the brain, which, in turn, disrupts the body function controlled by that brain area.” ...
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    Heart Problems
    Warning Signs of a Heart Attack
    Warning Signs of a Heart Attack Heart attacks can really be divided into two separate conditions: angina and myocardial infarction. Angina is temporary pain that can be caused a spasm in the heart's coronary arteries. It is usually the result o...
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    Heart Disease
    Women and Heart Disease
    Women and Heart DiseaseThere are many serious types of health concerns that affect women. None is more serious than heart disease, the nation's leading killer. The American Heart Association says that "nearly one million people die from heart dis...
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    Heart Problems
    Preventing Heart and Blood Vessel Problems
    Preventing Heart and Blood Vessel ProblemsCardiovascular disease is the term used to describe problems involving the heart (cardio) or blood vessels (vascular). The most devastating complications of cardiovascular disease are stroke and heart att...
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    Heart Problems
    Surgery for a Small VSD?
    There are several factors that a cardiologist considers when deciding whether to recommend surgery or a more conservative treatment for a child with a ventricular septal defect (VSD). ...
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    Heart Problems
    Heart Murmurs
    Many kids have murmurs heard by the doctor, but not all types are necessarily a problem. ...
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    Heart Problems
    Ventricular Septal Defect in Infants
    Overall, all types of congenital (present at birth) heart defects occur in about 8 of every 1,000 infants born. ...