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You Don’t Have to Die Of a Heart Attack

My maternal grandfather, Zelig Levitt, was a role model whose lifelong dedication to hard work and persistence reflected his immigrant background. His strength and vitality never waned, until the day he suffered a myocardial infarction — a heart attack. There were no warning signs. One day, he was hard at work – he died in… Read More »

Heart attack warning – do your toes look like this? The colour that could be a sign

Heart attacks are serious medical emergencies that require immediate treatment, according to the NHS. The condition, which is also known as a myocardial infarction, is caused by lack of blood reaching the heart. Without enough blood, the heart could become seriously damaged, and it could even be life-threatening. But you could be at risk of a… Read More »

Low mobility predicts hospital readmission in older heart attack patients

Under the threat of financial penalty, hospitals are always on the lookout for ways to reduce their 30-day readmissions. For heart attack patients in particular,conducting a simple mobility test might be the best means of forecasting which patients are likely to return. Close to 20 percent of elderly adults who have suffered a heart attack… Read More »