Tag Archives: Heart

Over-the-counter cold and flu medicines can affect your heart

As the cold and flu season continues this year, it is important to be aware that many of the most commonly used over-the-counter (OTC) remedies for congestion, aches, pains, and low-grade fevers contain medicines that can have harmful effects on the cardiovascular system. Chief among these medications are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and decongestants. NSAIDs… Read More »

What You Need to Know About Heart Attacks

Time is of the essence if you are having a heart attack. The symptoms may vary from pain in the left arm radiating into the shoulder and neck, shortness of breath, severe indigestion or cramping, profuse sweating, light headiness or nausea. You may have some or many of these symptoms.   The important take away… Read More »