Posts with the tag “myocardial-infarction”
How do Heart Attacks Happen?
by Michael Melgar on September 17th, 2013
In last weeks blog entry we discussed stress tests and who should have one so this week I thought it would be useful to go over what a heart attack is and how it occurs. We've all heard stories of people who have had heart attacks. Maybe a family member had some chest pain and went to his doctor. He had been having chest pains off and on for a while but never told anyone until one day they got to...
Who should get a stress test and when?
by Michael Melgar on September 10th, 2013
This is a sad story but one I hear at least once or twice a year. Heart attacks or Myocardial Infarctions (MI's) are all too common. Although it may seem like cancer is public enemy number one, heart disease kills more people in the U.S. than all cancers combined. There were nearly 600,000 deaths in the U.S. due to heart disease in 2011. The incidence of heart attacks climb dramatically after age...