Am I Having a Heart Attack? What to Expect in the Emergency Department

**By Julianna T. Yu, MD, FACEP** As an emergency medicine physician, I am trained to prepare for every potential scenario. Conversely, most people do not plan ahead prior to coming to an emergency department for an urgent medical condition. A few … [Read more...]

Lifelong Heart Health Requires Awareness and Action

**By J. Susie Woo, MD** As a cardiologist, I diagnose and treat heart disease – our country’s leading cause of death – across a broad spectrum of patients. Although the goal is to always individualize treatment based on a person’s unique condition, … [Read more...]

What is Broken Heart Syndrome?

Of all the times I’ve suffered the emotional pain of romantic failure, it has been a comfort knowing I couldn’t die from a broken heart. But, as it turns out, the pain of losing a loved one can cause physical symptoms, much like a heart attack, that … [Read more...]