Results for 'heart attack'
Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
The American Heart Association explains that Transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is a test that produces pictures of your heart. TEE uses high-frequency sound waves (ultrasound) to make detailed pictures of your heart and the arteries that lead to and from it
Lifestyle Change Winner Walks 66 5Ks
When her husband Doug died suddenly of a heart attack, Kathy Godsey, a self-described introvert, found herself sitting at home alone. She knew it wasn?t good for her physically or emotionally.
Heart Attack or Sudden Cardiac Arrest: How Are They Different?
People often use the terms heart attack and cardiac arrest interchangeably, but they are not synonyms. The American Heart Association explains the difference between the two and what to do in each case.
The American Heart Association offers these stories from survivors of heart disease and stroke.
Heart Attack Personal Stories
Read inspirational heart attack-related stories
Keith Ahrens' Story of Survival
After a heart attack, Keith learned about sustainable heart-healthy eating, getting regular physical activity and changed his life.
Patient Information Sheets: Heart Attack
Patient information sheets related to heart attack
High Blood Pressure or Hypertension
What is high blood pressure or hypertension? The American Heart Association provides information on blood pressure, high blood pressure, low blood pressure, high blood pressure, hypertension, hypertensive crisis, monitoring blood pressure, preeclampsia, systolic, diastolic, risk of high blood pressure, tretment of high blood pressure, prevention of high blood pressure, lower blood pressure
Angina (Chest Pain)
The American Heart Association explains angina is the medical term for chest pain or discomfort due to coronary heart disease. Learn about angina and its various types.
Inflammation and Heart Disease
The American Heart Association explains that although it is not proven that inflammation causes cardiovascular disease, inflammation is common for heart disease and stroke patients and is thought to be a sign or atherogenic response.