By Edward K. Chung

Over a million humans undergo center assaults every year within the usa by myself. center ailment is our no 1 reason for dying. yet many center assaults are preventable, and middle issues might be handled. should you or your family were touched by way of heart problems, a hundred Questions and solutions approximately center assault and similar Cardiac difficulties deals aid. popular heart specialist Edward okay. Chung, MD, attracts upon many years of scientific event to provide authoritative, sensible solutions on your questions on reasons of middle assaults, center assault prevention, healing procedures, post-treatment caliber of lifestyles, assets of help and masses extra. Written in simple language for the lay reader, together with a precise interview with certainly one of Dr. Chung's sufferers, this e-book is a useful source for somebody dealing with the actual and emotional turmoil of this scary disorder.

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100 questions & answers about heart attack and related cardiac problems

Over 1000000 humans undergo middle assaults every year within the usa on my own. middle disorder is our number 1 explanation for demise. yet many middle assaults are preventable, and middle problems might be taken care of. if you happen to or your family were touched by means of heart problems, a hundred Questions and solutions approximately center assault and similar Cardiac difficulties deals aid.

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Certain disorders or diseases of the lungs can also fool you. Some of them include pulmonary embolism (blood clots in the lung arteries), a pneumothorax (a collapsed lung), and pneumonia (infection and inflammation of the lungs). Then, too, you could be experiencing severe asthma, pulmonary hypertension (elevated BP in the arteries carrying blood to the lungs; see Myocarditis inflammation of the heart muscle. Pericarditis infection or inflammation of the pericardium. Aortic dissection a tear of main artery leading from the left ventricle.

It also may open up your arteries, and, combined with a healthy diet, may improve blood-clotting factors. This type of exercise can reduce emotional stress and may promote a feeling of happiness and well-being. All individuals, however, should be evaluated by their physician to determine their ability to perform any physical exercise prior to embarking on any exercise program. That is because sudden vigorous exercise, such as shoveling snow, pushing a disabled vehicle, and mowing the lawn, are undesirable for patients with angina and for heart attack victims.

Vitamin E seems to reduce risk for coronary artery disease, but its use is still controversial. Vitamin C may improve function of the endothelium (inner layer of the blood vessel), a factor affecting blood flow. High intakes of beta-carotene and other carotenoids from dark-colored fruits and vegetables may reduce the risk of a heart attack. 26 chung2 7/1/03 10:53 AM Page 27 100 Q&A ABOUT HEART ATTACK AND RELATED CARDIAC PROBLEMS Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Diagnosis 17. What is cholesterol? Cholesterol is a soft, fat-like substance normally present in body cells, tissues, and blood.

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