Testing for conditions that could put teens at risk for sudden cardiac arrest

October 22, 2019
by Edward-Elmhurst Health
Thought to be a leading cause of death among young athletes, sudden cardiac arrest occurs when the heart abruptly stops beating.

Types of heart valve problems and how to handle them

October 08, 2019
by Edward-Elmhurst Health
Your heart relies on four valves to help keep things pumping smoothly. As we age, sometimes our heart valves weaken and develop disease.

What’s the difference between cardiac arrest and a heart attack?

September 24, 2019
by Edward-Elmhurst Health
You’ve likely heard the terms “cardiac arrest” and “heart attack” used to describe a cardiac event.
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Family's message: Make sure you know CPR

September 11, 2019
by Edward-Elmhurst Health
Rudi Tanck knows the value of CPR because family members used it to save his life when he suffered a heart attack.

Minimally-invasive procedure lowers stroke risk for heart patient

September 10, 2019
by Edward-Elmhurst Health
With transcarotid artery revascularization (TCAR) there is minimal risk of stroke, nerve damage or cardiac complications.

Lose the belly fat, lower your risk

August 20, 2019
by Edward-Elmhurst Health
Recent studies have indicated that women who carry more weight around their belly are at greater risk for heart attack than women who carry their...
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