A couple of months ago, Rosie O’Donnell saved my mom’s life with HEPPP, which is the acronym she made up to help women remember the signs of heart attacks in women – which are different than the classic signs in men.
Learn more about the signs of heart attack and the ten steps you can take to support your heart and decrease your risk for a heart attack.
My mom recently called with the news that she had gone to the hospital in the middle of the night. She had had chest pain and thought she was having a heart attack. By the next morning, she felt better and anticipated going home. At the end of my work day, she called and said they still hadn’t let her leave. It turns out they decided they should do an angiogram (cardiac catheterization) because my mom does have several risk factors for a heart problem, including age over 55yo, high blood pressure and diabetes.
The media was again splattered with bad news about testosterone therapy this week. On Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, Finkle and colleagues published a study in the journalPlos One that exhibited an increased risk of heart attacks in testosterone users in the first … Continue reading