Heart Health Articles

Heart Stressed by Summer Heat

Summertime is often full of fun activities, but on the hottest days of the year, it can be dangerous for people with heart problems. While heat waves are unpleasant for healthy people, they can be dangerous for those with cardiovascular trouble. For your body to stay...

A Stroke, a Heart Attack and Extraordinary Care

The days leading up to Richard’s heart attack and stroke at first seemed to him like any other week. “I was real big into exercising,” he says. “As age came on, I started doing speed walking. I got to where I’d go down two miles, then turn around and go back to my...

Men in High-stress Jobs Need to Pay Attention to Heart Health

It wouldn’t be a spoiler to tell you that in the very first episode of the HBO series Succession, the CEO of a major media corporation suffers a serious health scare that threatens to upend his company. That medical emergency sets off all manner of corporate chess...

What’s the Score with Arterial Calcium Tests?

This painless, easily accessed test costs only $100 and just may save your life. Dr. R. Chance DeWitt, a Cardiovascular and Thoracic surgeon with Our Lady of Lourdes Heart Hospital in Lafayette, shares more about calcium score tests. It almost seems Cajuns, Creoles...