Heart and Vessels

10 Signs of Pericarditis (Inflammation Around Heart)

A sharp pain in the chest, towards the center or slightly to the left, with shortness of breath would immediately raise the concern about a heart attack. While these symptoms are typical of heart attacks, it can also occur with other less serious heart conditions. Pericarditis is one such condition. It can become serious >> Read More ...

Heart Sarcoma (Cardiac Cancer) Types, Symptoms, Treatment

Not all tumors are cancerous (malignant). Some cancers may be benign (non-cancerous). Most tumors of the heart are non-cancerous (benign). Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the United States after heart disease. Some organs are more likely to be affected with cancer, like the lungs, colon, rectum, prostate >> Read More ...

7 Signs of Heart Failure and Meaning of Failing Heart

Every year there are over 250,000 deaths in the United States due to heart failure. It accounts for over 30% of all cardiovascular-related conditions and affects almost 6 million Americans of all ages. In fact, heart failure is responsible for more hospitalizations in the United States than all types of cancers combined. >> Read More ...

7 Signs of High Blood Pressure and Stages of Hypertension

Heart attacks and strokes are the leading causes of death in the United States and high blood pressure is one of the main factors that contributes to these conditions. With 1 in 3 American adults suffering with hypertension (high blood pressure), it is understandable why this condition is a major public health concern. It >> Read More ...
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