heart attack

Heart attacks are the leading cause of death in America. About 1.5 million people die from heart disease annually in the U.S.

Heart disease is the #1 killer of women (more deaths than all cancers combined).

Even if you think you’re fairly healthy, you can drop dead of a heart attack at any time if you don’t know how to prevent heart attacks.

So what can you do to prevent a heart attack? Read on.

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Franklin Foulks and Jamal Rutledge

A quick-thinking teenager may have saved the life of a police officer who apparently suffered a heart attack or stroke.

In September, Fort Lauderdale officer Franklin Foulks, 2nd from left, was in the process of booking 16-year-old Jamal Rutledge when he suddenly collapsed on the floor of the holding area. With no other officers in the vicinity, Officer Foulks was at the teen’s mercy.

But Rutledge jumped into action, screaming and kicking on the fence until officers responded.

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Chaga blood-sucking bug

A deadly blood-sucking parasite, introduced into America by Mexicans crossing the porous southern border, has infected up to 300,000 Americans — and 300,000 more Americans are expected to be infected by year’s end according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Doctors at the CDC compare the deadly “kissing bug” disease to the virus that causes HIV/AIDS.

Chaga blood-sucking bug

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7 Heart Attack Warning Signs Women Shouldn't Ignore

According to a report on Foxnews.com, an estimated 38,000 women under age 50 suffer heart attacks each year in the United States.

Studies show that most women can’t differentiate between a heart attack and indigestion.

Most women who are having a heart attack put off going to the emergency room because the symptoms are so vague. Knowing the warning signs of a heart attack can mean the difference between life and death.

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Heart attack

A Michigan man was found dead in a parked car after he had apparently Googled his symptoms on a university computer, CBS Detroit reports.

Cops found the man’s body in a car in the parking lot of Grand Valley State University. The man, who was in his late 30s, was not a student at the university, but there are indications that he visited the school’s computer lab.

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George Bush clogged arteries

Former President George Bush underwent a procedure earlier today to place a coronary stent in a blocked coronary artery in his heart. The coronary stent will keep the artery open to allow adequate blood flow in his heart.

The blockage was discovered during Bush’s annual physical exam at the Cooper Clinic in Texas, reports Fox News. The procedure was performed at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital,” according to a statement.

Patients who undergo stent placements must take oral anticoagulants (blood thinners) for life to keep blood clots from forming around the stents. Patients are at risk of stroke from blood clots and a buildup of white blood cells around the stent. Coronary stents are typically used to prevent heart attacks in people who are diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease caused by Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries or clogged arteries).

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