Medical Notes: Week of April 14, 2019

A look at the top medical headlines for the week of April 14, 2019.

Silent Heart Attack

Heart attacks that produce few if any symptoms may be mistaken for indigestion or simple malaise, but they can be more serious than heart attacks that bring crushing pain because they often don't bring a victim to the hospital for lifesaving help. Experts discuss.

17-52 Segment 2: “Broken Heart Syndrome”

When a person suffers a severe emotional shock, they may suffer what looks like a heart attack most recover but this can be fatal, confirming that it is possible to die of a broken heart.

16-35 Segment 1: SCAD: The under-the-radar heart attack

Experts discuss heart attacks, known as SCAD, that are caused by arteries splitting open rather than blockages.

15-34 Segment 1: Heart Attacks in Young Women

  Synopsis: Young women are at relatively low risk of heart attacks, but when they have one, a much greater proportion die than among men of the same age. Surveys show young women are often unaware of their risk and are much less likely to go to the emergency room when a heart attack occurs. … Continue reading 15-34 Segment 1: Heart Attacks in Young Women