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Angina: A Pain in the Chest – Dr. Dudley Goulden

Sufferers describe it as feeling as if they have an elephant sitting on their chests. Chest pain, difficulty breathing, an oppressive feeling. These are symptoms of classic angina, a transient lack of oxygen to the heart caused by blockage in the vessels supplying the heart muscle with blood. In almost all cases, angina is a very serious symptom of heart disease. In this post to HealthConnection.TV, U.T. Health Science Center at Tyler cardiologist Dr. Dudley Goulden answers the most important questions on angina.

What is angina and how does it differ from a heart attack? (first question)

What causes angina and is it serious? (skip to 0:50)

Who is at risk for developing angina? (skip to 1:16)

Does the presence of angina automatically mean you have heart disease? (skip to 1:55)

What are the symptoms of angina? (skip to 2:20)

What are the different types of angina and is it important to know which type you have? (skip to 2:51)

How is angina diagnosed? (skip to 3:20)

How is angina treated? (skip to 3:57)

Can angina be cured? (skip to 4:51)

If someone has angina, what are the best steps to take toward living with it? (skip to 5:48)

The Future of Alzheimer’s & Dementia – Dr. Thomas Belt

As the population ages, so does the incidence of devastating cognitive diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia. The U.T. Health Science Center’s Dr. Thomas Belt joins us in this latest post to HealthConnection.TV to talk about the future of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

For a local resource on Alzheimer’s Disease, visit the Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County.

Why are we seeing what appears to be an explosion in the number of people developing Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia? (first question)

What are the current treatments for these diseases and how well do they work? (skip to 0:58)

Why haven’t we been able to develop better treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia? (skip to 1:41)

What kinds of research are showing the most promise in developing better treatments for Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia? (skip to 2:30)

When do you think we’ll see new drugs to treat Alzheimers? (skip to 3:22)

What is the link between high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes and lowering the risk for Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia? (skip to 4:20)

What can we do now to reduce our risk for developing Alzheimer’s Disease or dementia? (skip to 5:33)