MACC Fund Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

The best and brightest specialists in the field of pediatric cancer and blood disorders are coming here to Milwaukee. Because this is home to the MACC Fund Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Where remarkable resources, cutting-edge technologies and clinical trials allow these experts to do their best work, putting patients in the center of a community of care, making […]

Surviving Heart Attack – Cecil’s Story

I had an appointment on the 15th of May. My wife and daughter dropped me off. I got my scooter out of the trunk of the car. I went inside the hospital but between the coffee shop and the elevators on the first floor, I had a heart attack. Cecil had a massive heart attack at the VA on that […]

Heart Attack Symptoms – The Nebraska Medical Center

Symptoms of a heart attack can vary between individuals. An individual may have the classic symptoms of chest pain or chest pressure, arm pain, neck pain. But I think there’s a good portion of people who have what we call atypical (or unusual) symptoms that reflect the heart attack that’s ongoing. That can be some nausea, some vomiting, almost like […]

Diabetes and Blood Pressure

Blood pressure measurement is one of the most important tests that can be performed in patients with diabetes. Elevated blood pressure may be associated with heart failure, stroke, kidney, and eye disease. At the Joslin Clinic, we target blood pressures under 130 over 80 in most patients, and in those who have complications such as kidney disease, we target blood […]

Heart Attack Quiz – The Nebraska Medical Center

Somebody who’s having chest pain should call 9-1-1. I often tell my patients that I would rather you would come to the emergency room be evaluated for what isn’t a heart attack, than to stay home, have a heart attack and then end up in severe problems. I think if you have any concern that this is a heart attack […]

Diabetes: Risk for Heart Attack and Stroke

Diabetes is the leading cause of heart disease and strokes. Elevated blood fat levels are very important in the risk for cardiovascular disease. It’s been shown that more than 80 percent of people with diabetes have elevated blood fat levels. Here at Joslin we recommend getting a lipid profile once a year to screen for abnormalities of the blood fats […]

Signs of a Heart Attack – The Nebraska Medical Center

It’s the chest discomfort that has an unusual, uncomfortable characteristic, it is generally fairly severe. It comes on in a crescendo manner it may radiate to the jaw, teeth and to the shoulder but generally people can’t put their finger right on it. It is more of a widespread discomfort. It is often accompanied by shortness of breath, sweating and […]