Monthly Archives: February 2015

Endocarditis: Causes and Symptoms

Feb 23, 2015 |
Endocarditis

An inflammation of the connective tissue endocardium is usually the result of a bacterial infection. It often affects children and adolescents and can lead to serious heart valve damage. The endocardium (Endo = inside, and kard = heart-related) is the connective tissue structure of the heart interior and also forms the heart valves. By the […more]

Recognizing the Symptoms of a Heart Attack

Feb 18, 2015 |
heart

Contrary to popular belief, a heart attack is not always readily apparent when it occurs. The typical symptoms of heart attacks do not occur in all cases, and occasionally a myocardial infarction remains completely unnoticed. Of these non-standard heart attack symptoms women are more often affected than men. It’s important to recognize all the signs […more]