911 for your heart: don’t ignore the signs

Posted by CarePoint Health on Feb 20, 2017 9:59:09 AM

How do you know if it’s a heart emergency? Consider the most common signs of cardiovascular danger. Certain symptoms like chest pain are well known; others not so much. When it comes to heart attack, stroke and cardiac arrest, being aware of the warnings—so you can respond in time—can make a life-saving difference.

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Topics: Heart health, Heart stroke, Heart attack, Heart failure

5 things to know about a-fib

Posted by CarePoint Health on Jun 17, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Atrial fibrillation, or a-fib, is a condition in which the heart beats erratically, often too fast. Over 2 million Americans are living with this condition, which often feels like the heart is quivering, thumping, or skipping in the chest.

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Topics: Heart health, Heart stroke, Heart failure

What to know about dilated cardiomyopathy

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 27, 2015 11:00:00 AM

Cardiomyopathy is a term that encompasses several different disorders of the heart muscle. The most common type is dilated cardiomyopathy. In dilated cardiomyopathy, the heart chambers dilate (stretch out and become thinner). This affects how well your heart can pump blood to the rest of your body. Over time, your heart may weaken and you can experience heart failure. Some people do not realize they have dilated cardiomyopathy until symptoms of heart failure appear.

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Topics: Heart health, Heart failure

What is heart failure?

Posted by CarePoint Health on May 20, 2015 11:00:00 AM

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with heart failure, you may be wondering what this means. The word “failure” leads some to think the heart isn’t working at all, but this is not the case. Heart failure is actually a condition that has many levels of severity, and can usually be managed and controlled under the care of a cardiologist.

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Topics: Heart health, Heart failure