Angioplasty

What is a Stent When a coronary artery (an artery feeding the heart muscle) is narrowed by a buildup of fatty deposits called plaque, it can reduce blood flow. If blood flow is reduced to the heart muscle, chest pain can result. If a clot forms and completely blocks the blood flow to part of… Read More Angioplasty

Chest Pain – Go to Hospital if lasts more than a few minutes

Overview of Chest Pain If you are having severe pain, crushing, squeezing, or pressure in your chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or if the pain moves into your neck, left shoulder, arm, or jaw, “go immediately to a Hospital Emergency Department”. “Don’t drive yourself, call an ambulance”. It is a bit difficult… Read More Chest Pain – Go to Hospital if lasts more than a few minutes

Asthma

Asthma is a disorder that causes the airways of the lungs to swell and narrow, leading to wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and coughing.  Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. Causes of Asthma Your airways are tubes that carry air in and out of your lungs. If you… Read More Asthma