Can a 12 year old die of heart attack?

Quite rare, but not impossible. Very rare congenital abnormalities (birth defect) of coronary arteries (blood vessels supplying oxygenated blood to the heart) or aneurysms (localized enlargements) of coronary arteries due to Kawasaki’s disease (an inflammatory disease of childhood) can theoretically cause this. Continue reading

Alzheimer disease and dementia more likely if your heart is pumping less

Alzheimer disease is characterized by loss of memory (dementia) and learned functions. A new study published in Circulation has shown that the chance of dementia and Alzheimer disease increases if the heart pumps out less blood every minute. Our heart pumps out about Continue reading