For the 5 percent of people who survive sudden cardiac arrest a defibrillator usually revives them. Without a timely burst of power to the chest the other 95 percent die. I was one of those rare survival statistics.
Daily stressors are associated with poor health behaviors that put African-American adults at greater risk of heart disease and stroke, a study finds.
Around 2008, a visit to a cardiologist produced a wait-and-see diagnosis. The doctor didn’t say anything more about it, and Susan didn’t ask. She had no idea that a murmur was connected to valve disease.
PAD is a progressive disease that can limit circulation to the limbs, organs and brain. Left untreated, serious consequences like infections – even the need for amputation – may result. Early diagnosis can make a big difference.
Frank was introduced to PAD while driving. He was on his way home when his right ankle stopped working. Up to that point in his life, despite 30 years of living with diabetes, he knew little about PAD.
Aimee Rodriguez-Zepeda thought her greatest trial was over after she survived cancer at 33. But six years later, she was diagnosed with heart failure, a side effect of chemotherapy.
Research suggests that there is a possible modest benefit from various types of “sitting meditation.”
Being born with a heart defect may raise the odds of later developing dementia, especially early-onset dementia, a new study finds.