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To Your Health: The Difference Between A Heart Attack And Cardiac Arrest

Jan 31, 2017

To Your Health: The Difference Between A Heart Attack And Cardiac Arrest

Courtesy of the Times Leader - You may have heard the terms “heart attack” and “cardiac arrest” used interchangeably, whether from a friend, your favorite medical drama or a movie. But they’re terms for two very different medical conditions that affect the heart.

Patient Care, Research And Community Service Unite Around Rare Disease

Jan 30, 2017

Patient Care, Research And Community Service Unite Around Rare Disease

Courtesy of the University of Kentucky - In 2015, identical twins Gardner and Jon Wes Adams, then in their mid-20s, both nearly died when their hearts suddenly stopped beating.

Little Naomi Off To Florida For Heart Op

Jan 29, 2017

Little Naomi Off To Florida For Heart Op

Courtesy of Nation News - FIVE-YEAR-OLD Naomi Alleyne, who has an abnormally fast heartbeat, will be undergoing corrective surgery in Florida tomorrow.

CPR Classes Boost Heart Health

Jan 27, 2017

CPR Classes Boost Heart Health

Courtesy of Superior Telegram - In a single school day, more than 300 Superior Middle School students learned hands-only CPR.

Good Samaritans Save Runner Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest

Jan 26, 2017

Good Samaritans Save Runner Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest

For one Colorado man, the power of social media helped him to locate the good Samaritans who saved his life during a Florida half-marathon almost two weeks ago.

Cardiovascular Screening Of Student Athletes

Jan 25, 2017

Cardiovascular Screening Of Student Athletes

Courtesy of American Family Physician - Each year, a number of children and adolescents die suddenly from cardiac problems that are associated with a small subgroup of disorders and high-risk behaviors. While sudden cardiac death in any child or adolescent is distressing, it can be particularly devastating when it occurs in a seemingly healthy young athlete.

Rancho Bernardo High School Trainer Leads Team In Life-Saving Effort

Jan 25, 2017

Rancho Bernardo High School Trainer Leads Team In Life-Saving Effort

Two hours before last Friday’s basketball games, Rancho Bernardo High’s head athletic trainer, Robbie Bowers, reviewed with his team its emergency protocols.

Your Child’s Heart On Sports: Know About Screening Athletes For Heart Problems   

Jan 24, 2017

Your Child’s Heart On Sports: Know About Screening Athletes For Heart Problems  

Courtesy of SecondsCount.org - When a young athlete dies on the field as a result of a heart condition no one ever imagined he or she had, it’s tragic for everyone involved.

Health: Research Suggests Walking Can Improve Heart Health In Matter Of Weeks

Jan 24, 2017

Health: Research Suggests Walking Can Improve Heart Health In Matter Of Weeks

Courtesy of recordonline.com - Heart disease, the leading cause of death in America, can be combatted by implementing a simple walking regimen, according to researchers at Binghamton University-State University of New York.

Getting To The Heart Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Jan 24, 2017

Getting To The Heart Of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Even a fit and healthy professional athlete can suffer from sudden cardiac arrest—but a look at Olympic skater Paul Wylie’s story may help to shed some light on what you need to know about the latest advancements in implantable heart devices that protect against sudden cardiac arrest and treat other irregular heart rhythms.

Most Women Do Not Know Age Heart Screenings Should Start, Survey Finds

Jan 23, 2017

Most Women Do Not Know Age Heart Screenings Should Start, Survey Finds

Courtesy of News Medical Life Sciences - A new national survey by Orlando Health found that most women are unaware of the age at which heart screenings should begin.

Wolfson Children's Challenge Benefits Children Like Zoe

Jan 20, 2017

Wolfson Children's Challenge Benefits Children Like Zoe

Courtesy of News 4 Jax - Friends, families and staff of the Wolfson Children’s Hospital volunteered their time Thursday for an annual telethon at WJXT Channel 4.

Olympic Athletes Have Heart Problems, Too

Jan 19, 2017

Olympic Athletes Have Heart Problems, Too

(Reuters Health) - Some Olympic athletes could be at risk while training and competing because of heart defects or dysfunction that they may not even know about, Italian researchers say.

Jerry Lawler Opens Up On Cardiac Arrest

Jan 19, 2017

Jerry Lawler Opens Up On Cardiac Arrest

JERRY “The King” Lawler made a return to SmackDown Live for the first time in months for Tuesday’s episode but his interview with Dolph Ziggler quickly turned into a horrifying reminder that he nearly died on air in 2012.

Happy Hearts

Jan 19, 2017

Happy Hearts

Courtesy of The Landmark - Local families are celebrating a new state law that will require automatic external defibrillators in every public school in the Commonwealth.

Arrhythmia

Jan 18, 2017

Arrhythmia

Courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic - An arrhythmia (also called dysrhythmia) is an irregular or abnormal heartbeat.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Jan 18, 2017

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Courtesy of the Mayo Clinic - Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the unexplained death, usually during sleep, of a seemingly healthy baby less than a year old. SIDS is sometimes known as crib death because the infants often die in their cribs.

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia (ARVD)

Jan 18, 2017

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia (ARVD)

Courtesy of the Cleveland Clinic - ARVD is a rare form of cardiomyopathy in which the heart muscle of the right ventricle (RV) is replaced by fat and/or fibrous tissue. The right ventricle is dilated and contracts poorly. As a result, the ability of the heart to pump blood is usually weakened. Patients with ARVD often have arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythms), which can increase the risk of sudden cardiac arrest or death.

Help Yourself To Heart Health

Jan 18, 2017

Help Yourself To Heart Health

Courtesy of The Boca Raton Tribune - According to the Heart Association, more than 80,000,000 Americans have some form of heart disease. Four culprits – smoking, diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol – play a major role in contributing to heart disease by causing inflammation in the heart’s arteries.

Best Foods For A Healthy Heart

Jan 17, 2017

Best Foods For A Healthy Heart

Courtesy of The Richmond Register - In today’s fast-paced world where convenience trumps healthy home-cooked meals, it has become increasingly to promote heart health with the foods we eat at home, especially because heart disease remains the nation’s number one killer.