Five Ways to Prevent a Heart Attack

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a heart attack. This adds up to nearly 800,000 American men and women per year. Many people think of heart attacks as happening without warning. But there are often signs well in advance. These come in the … Continued

Cardiac Rehabilitation Leads to Stronger Hearts

According to the American Heart Association, 20 percent of people ages 45 or older will have a second heart attack within five years of their first one. But completing a cardiac rehabilitation program can improve the likelihood you’ll stay healthy and lower the risk of a repeat event. The goal of cardiac rehabilitation is to … Continued

Heart Attack Symptoms Women Can’t Ignore

Heart attacks occur equally in men and women. Yet many people – women included – believe heart attacks mainly affect middle-aged men. This can lead to women not recognizing or ignoring key symptoms and putting off treatment until it’s too late. Most heart attacks are caused by coronary artery disease. This occurs when plaque develops … Continued

Windy City Live: Heart Health

How well do you know your heart? This month, we’re focused on helping people better understand cardiovascular disease – the leading cause of death for American men and women. Chest pain is one of the top reasons people visit the ER, and Dr. Michelle Meziere and Wendy Murphy from Edward-Elmhurst Health appeared on a recent … Continued

Five Cardiac Risk Factors You Need to Know

Half of all heart attacks in the United States occur in people who haven’t had a previous warning sign or symptom. This makes it even more important to understand your cardiac risk factors so you can take steps to prevent or detect heart issues before they become a problem. There’s a natural tendency to think … Continued