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Heart Attack or Panic Attack: How to Tell the Difference Posted by Brookhaven Heart

Racing heartbeat, chest pain, shortness of breath, tingling sensations, sweating. These symptoms are downright terrifying to experience. You may recognize that these are symptoms of a heart attack. But did you know that panic attacks have similar symptoms? Many patients who experience panic or anxiety attacks describe these exact symptoms. In fact, it’s very common for people having a panic or anxiety attack to mistake their condition for a heart attack, and vice versa. How can you tell the difference

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The Basics of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Posted by Brookhaven Heart

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is an enlarged area of the lower portion of the aorta, a primary blood vessel that supplies blood throughout the entire body. Typically, the aorta is around the same level of thickness as your average garden hose and runs from the heart along the center of the chest and abdomen. As the leading supplier of blood, a ruptured aorta may cause life-threatening internal bleeding. If not detected early and treated appropriately, the situation could be fatal.

What Is a Heart Arrhythmia?
What Is a Heart Arrhythmia? Posted by Brookhaven Heart

When you are experiencing heart trouble, any change or feeling in your body can be incredibly scary. Anytime you feel out of breath you may be scared for your life, not knowing what to do or who to call. If you have been diagnosed with a heart arrhythmia, it is important that you educate yourself and your friends and family so you can know what treatment options to make. If you have questions about how a heart arrhythmia can impact you,

Heart Healthy Activities to Do in Long Island
Heart Healthy Activities to Do in Long Island Posted by Brookhaven Heart

When you live on Long Island, there is never a shortage of things to do or see. However, going to grab a slice at your favorite pizza place isn’t heart healthy. Thankfully, Long Island also has many activities you can do that are inexpensive will help improve your health. You can’t beat that combo! Get out there and exercise in the name of heart health! Hiking Trails Long Island has a surprising number of hiking trails that you can explore.