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February 1, 2007 – No. 6

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Unhealthy lifestyles are a factor

Mary White, pictured with sons, Verdo (l) and BJThe exact medical term is myocardial infarction.

It comes from Greek and Latin meaning heart (cardio) and muscle (myo). Infarction is derived from the word farcire — meaning to plug up — and refers to the death of tissue due to lack of blood supply.

In plain English, myocardial infarction is a heart attack. Full story

Seconds matter

Rich Serino should know a thing or two about heart attacks.

He has worked at Boston Emergency Medical Services (EMS) for the last 34 years and has been chief since 1999.

In the last year alone, Boston EMS responded to 6,894 calls involving cardiac distress across the city. Nearly 35 percent of those calls were made from Roxbury, Dorchester and Mattapan. Full story


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February is
National Heart Month

Mary White, pictured with sons, Verdo (l) and BJ
The heart is a fist-sized muscle that pumps five to six quarts of oxygenated blood and nutrients to the body’s tissues each minute. continued here

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Cardiovascular Screenings click here

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