What is a Heart Scan?
A heart attack occurs every 40 seconds and heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. In many cases, a heart attack is the first sign that you’ll ever get of heart disease because often it does not display any symptoms beforehand.
The Cost of a Heart Attack
One of the top killers in America is heart disease. It is also one of the top costing diseases. According to costhelper.com, Heart bypass surgery typically costs upwards of $200,000. As if the enormous cost alone wasn’t enough, just imagine all the emotional stress any of these procedures or events could create within our lives and the ones we love. Read More...
- Much a transplant can cost
- Much a valve replacement can cost
- To avoid these cost
The Holiday Heart Attack
The holidays can be the most stressful and overwhelming times of the year. This is due to a number of reasons, but the most common tend to deal with the holiday stress of finances, traveling, and entertaining.
Many times this can lead to holiday depression and health risks. This stress and anxiety combined with an excess amount of food and holiday weight gain can put a strain on an already unstable heart. In fact, many hospitals see an increase in cardiac-related problems during the holiday season. Read more...
- When the highest number of cardiac-related deaths occur
- Tips to avoid the holiday heart attack
- Subtle signs not to overlookd
Heart Disease in Oklahoma
Heart disease affects thousands of Oklahoma residents. In fact, this disease is the number one cause of death in the state, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Heart disease is sometimes referred to as a “silent killer” because it’s often not detected until too late. Fortunately, preventing some types of heart disease is possible. Read More...
- Oklahoma Heart Disease statistics
- Symptoms of Heart Disease
- Ways to prevent Heart Disease
Heart Attack Signs in Women
When you think of heart attack symptoms you think of chest pain and tingling in your left arm, but so often there are many more symptoms then what we have been taught.
Over time doctors and scientists have learned that heart-attack symptoms aren’t always what you see in the movies or on TV and can even differ depending on sex.
It’s important for you and your family to know and understand the wide range of symptoms you could experience during a heart attack. Read More...
- Early symptoms for everyone
- Symptoms of a heart attack in women
- Symptoms of a heart attack in men
The Calcium Score Test
Heart Scan is also known as a Calcium Score Test because this test primarily identifies built up calcium in the arteries, also called blockage of the arteries. This calcium build-up and blockage is what creates this SILENT KILLER.
- Not all heart scans are the same
- Why a lung scan complements a heart scan