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Blog Posts in February, 2014

Knowing When to Go to the ER for Chest Pain

Chest pain can often be a cause of concern, but it may not always demand emergency care. Some serious symptoms often associated with chest pain require swift medical attention, as they typically ...
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What to Do When You Are Having a Heart Attack

When a heart attack occurs, immediate medical care can mean the difference between life and death. Still, too many people either ignore their heart attack symptoms or are unaware of them. Knowing what ...
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What Is a Healthy Body Weight for Your Heart?

Your heart performs the continuous function of pumping blood throughout your body for the entirety of your life. When you gain weight, your heart must work harder to pump blood, which is why ...
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Habits You Should Give Up for Your Heart

Of the many factors that can contribute to heart disease, few of them are beyond your control. Your lifestyle habits can significantly impact the health of your heart. West Hills Hospital offers ...
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The Basics of Hands-Only CPR

If confronted with an emergency situation, would you know how to administer life-saving measures? This video illustrates how to give hands-only CPR. Traditional CPR entails the use of both your breath ...
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How to Prevent Heart Disease at Any Age

Heart disease does not discriminate by age. As this video demonstrates, women of all ages can suffer from this life-threatening disease. To lower the danger of heart disease, it’s important to ...
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Exploring the Unlikely Signs of Heart Disease

Some people might assume that heart disease presents only with a heart attack or other emergency situation. Yet before a life-threatening condition like a heart attack or stroke occurs, you may be ...
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