Many Symptoms of Heart Attack and Heart Disease: A Complex Condition

Many Symptoms of Heart Attack and Heart Disease: A Complex Condition

Heart disease is a very broad term. I think most people who think of heart disease think of heart attacks or coronary artery disease, and that certainly is the most common form of heart disease. But it’s certainly much broader than that. It includes things …

Ovarian Cancer: A Rare Disease with Few Symptoms

Ovarian Cancer: A Rare Disease with Few Symptoms

Ovarian cancer is a relatively rare disease. Any one patient’s lifetime risk is about 1.7%. There are certain families that pass on a gene that increases their risk of developing ovarian cancer. The most common is BRCA, which also puts patients at higher risk of …

Pulmonary Hypertension: High Blood Pressure in Your Lungs and Heart

Pulmonary Hypertension: High Blood Pressure in Your Lungs and Heart

Pulmonary hypertension is an umbrella term for a family of diseases that all have the same presentation, which is where the blood pressures in the lungs are elevated. As the heart pumps on the right side, it pumps that blood through the lungs where oxygen …