June 5, 2016
Q. How can I protect myself from a second heart attack? A. After you experience a heart attack, your chance of having another is higher. Most people survive their first heart attack and can return to their normal routine, but they will need to make a few changes. Depending on how badly your heart was damaged and the degree of your heart disease, your doctor will recommend specific medications and lifestyle changes that are right for you. However, it is up to you to follow those recommendations to make a full recovery.
March 7, 2015 |
The Philadelphia murder trial of "Black Madam" Padge-Victoria Windslowe is expected to resume Friday following her release from a hospital after treatment for chest pain. Windslowe is charged with third-degree murder in the 2011 death of a British dancer who had received silicone injections in a buttocks-enhancement procedure. Her trial was last in session last Friday. On Monday, Windslowe, 43, complained of chest pain and was taken from the city's prison system to an unidentified Philadelphia hospital.
March 4, 2015 |
THE TRIAL OF "Black Madam" Padge-Victoria Windslowe did not continue yesterday because the defendant was hospitalized. Windslowe was taken to a hospital yesterday morning after complaining of chest pains, Philadelphia Prison System spokeswoman Shawn Hawes said. Windslowe, 45, was to resume testifying in her trial in connection with silicone butt injections she gave to two women, one of whom died shortly after receiving the injections. Yesterday morning, after attorneys met privately with Common Pleas Judge Rose Marie DeFino-Nastasi, a court crier told observers that the trial would not resume until the afternoon.
February 19, 2015
A story in the Sunday Health section quoted cardiologist Eric Topol, author of the new book The Patient Will See You Now, incorrectly suggesting that readings from smartphone apps can substitute for a physical visit to the emergency room by a patient with chest pain. Topol clarifies that "the current apps diagnose heart rhythm issues, not heart attacks. "
November 2, 2014 |
Millions of Americans suffer from recurring chest pain that is hard to explain and treat because it is not caused by their hearts. They often undergo extensive testing and end up on drugs for acid reflux, depression, or even lung disease. But only about 40 percent of noncardiac chest-pain patients respond to these drugs. And most still have painful symptoms, said Temple University gastroenterol-ogist Ron Schey. Now, he may have found a novel way to treat some of them: dronabinol, a synthetic form of marijuana.
May 18, 2014 |
A 20-year-old woman, who was overweight but otherwise healthy, started feeling an odd, dull pain in her chest. She hoped that if she put up with it for a few days, it might go away. But it didn't. So she went to see her family doctor, who immediately sent her to a cardiologist. She was given a stress test to see if exercise caused any changes in blood flow to her heart. The doctor also ordered an echocardiogram, which sends sound waves to the heart to measure the movement of the valves and heart muscle.
August 29, 2013
SHE WANTED to rev up her fitness routine, but she didn't bargain for this. Theresa Conroy wanted to shake things up. The already fit 51-year-old yoga instructor and owner of Roxborough's Yoga on Ridge wanted to take her personal fitness to new levels and hoped to shed a few stubborn pounds in the process. "I run three or four times a week and teach five to six classes, plus my own practice, but I just wanted to spice it up," she told me. So she decided to go to a personal trainer for a 30-minute fitness evaluation that entailed pull-ups, explosive plyometric moves and suspension exercises.
August 19, 2013 |
One in an occasional series on attempts to solve a medical mystery. It was supposed to be a routine surgery. At least, as routine as surgery can be on the aorta - the largest blood vessel in the body, one connected directly to your heart, the one that carries all the blood going to every part of your body other than your lungs. The story started about two years ago, when a CT scan done for chest pain and difficult breathing showed that M.E. had an aortic aneurysm. An aneurysm is a dilation of a blood vessel - basically, part of the blood vessel begins to balloon and get wider.
February 3, 2013
DEAR ABBY : I'm a 20-year-old college student with a great job, life ambitions and parents who love me. A few months ago I met a wonderful young man who is in the Army. We met on the Internet, communicated online for several weeks, then took the next step to meet in person. "Jack" is 10 years older than I am and has a son from a previous marriage. I did a background check and everything he told me is true. But I'm afraid to introduce him to my parents. They are leery about people meeting on the Internet.