Phil Dolcemascolo, MS, PA-C

Einstein Answers About Heart Attack and Heart Failure

By on 07/11/2022

Heart disease, in all its varieties, is the leading cause of death in the United States.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), someone has a heart attack about every 40 seconds. More than 6 million people have heart failure, a different but sometimes related condition.

But what is the difference between these two common types of heart disease? What should you do if someone might be having a heart attack? And what can you do to prevent heart problems?

In this series of videos, Phil Dolcemascolo, MS, PA-C, a cardiothoracic surgery physician assistant at the Einstein Healthcare Network, explains the basics of heart attack, heart failure and prevention of heart disease.

Click or tap on the links below to watch the videos.

What the Heart Is and How It Works

Improving Your Heart Health

Heart Attack: Symptoms and Causes

What You Should Do If Someone Is Having a Heart Attack

The Common Causes and Types of Heart Failure

The Differences Between a Heart Attack and Heart Failure

Learn more about heart and vascular care at Einstein.

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