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This category explains how your heart works and a number of other factors that will influence treatment.
Number of deaths for leading causes of death in the US
- Heart disease: 616,067
- Cancer: 562,875
- Stroke (cerebrovascular diseases): 135,952
- Chronic lower respiratory diseases: 127,924
- Accidents (unintentional injuries): 123,706
- Alzheimer's disease: 74,632
- Diabetes: 71,382
While the focus is on coronary artery disease (CAD), all other major cardiac diseases will be discussed in these sections, including contributing factors such as a high cholesterol, atherosclerosis, hypertension, diabetes and obesity.
Ask Doctor T. Blog
Chest pains in the middle and nausea. I wake up some nights sweating, heart racing and skipping beat and stomach pains and nauseau. I get light headed and just don't feel right in my chest area with chest pangs and generally discomfort in the chest area.