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World Class Heart Care at The Medical Center of Plano

World Class Heart Care at The Medical Center of Plano

You may be in good shape. You could also have heart disease. If something’s wrong with your heart, you might not always know. Luckily, technology can help doctors detect heart disease long before symptoms show up. A coronary calcium score test, …

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What’s Your Score: Calcium Scoring and Heart Health

What’s Your Score: Calcium Scoring and Heart Health

Knowing your coronary calcium score can help keep your heart healthy. What's a coronary calcium score? It's the result of a coronary calcium scan, a noninvasive scan of the heart used to access build-up of calcium in the plaque on the walls of …

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Five Easy Lifestyle Changes For Your Heart

Five Easy Lifestyle Changes For Your Heart

Some rather little lifestyle changes can result in big heart health benefits. Do you know that you need to make some changes for the benefit of your heart health, but are wondering where to start? Try these easy lifestyle changes …

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When to Worry about Chest Pain

When to Worry about Chest Pain

When it comes to chest pain, it’s best to err on the side of caution. When you think about chest pain, you probably assume that it means a heart attack. One isn’t always a sure sign of the other; there are …

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What Is Hypothermia Therapy?

What Is Hypothermia Therapy?

Find out how hypothermia therapy can prevent brain damage after a heart attack. When we hear the word "hypothermia," we often think of our bodies being exposed to dangerously cold conditions. Experiencing hypothermia could hurt a person, right? Not always. …

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What to Expect from a Stress Test

What to Expect from a Stress Test

To find out just how well your heart is performing, you will need to see how it handles stress or extra exertion. A stress test has been designed by medical experts to do just that–and here is what you can …

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Ways to Eat “Heart Smart”

Ways to Eat “Heart Smart”

Quick, what’s the leading cause of death among Americans? If you said heart disease, you’re right. What can you do about it? Take advantage of February, American Heart Month, to increase your awareness and follow the recommendations of the American …

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Heart Attack: His vs. Hers

Heart Attack: His vs. Hers

Heart disease is one of the leading killers of both men and women. Although symptoms can be typical or atypical for both, there are some differences in the way women respond to heart attack, and some symptoms that are unique …

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Heat and Your Heart

Heat and Your Heart

During the spring and summer months when temperatures rise, the heart has to work harder to keep the body cool, even when you’re not exercising. When your body is hot, your blood vessels dilate to increase circulation of blood to …

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Forget D2B! We Track E2B!

Forget D2B! We Track E2B!

If you’re suffering a heart attack, every second counts. You need fast, specialized treatment. For patients who suffer ST-segment myocardial elevation infarction (STEMI), time is especially important. This is the deadliest form of heart attack, and the national standard for …

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