Cardiac emergencies are an incredibly common occurrence. Each year, 475,000 Americans die from a cardiac arrest and another 805,000 have a heart attack. This threat is so prevalent that heart disease-related complications are one of the leading causes of death worldwide.
“I thought I fell asleep and just fell on the floor.” That’s what Gary Devol, 70, said of his first sudden cardiac arrest experience. Thankfully he was wearing the ZOLL LifeVest, a wearable defibrillator that can provide a constant safeguard against sudden cardiac death. LifeVest is designed to detect a life-threatening rapid heart rhythm and […]
The blood circulatory system is a vital part of our body. Its role is to deliver nutrients alongside oxygen to our cells and vital organs. We need to have healthy blood circulation in order to fight infections, to stabilize our body temperature and to ensure our bodies function properly. Many of the primary functions will […]
Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood to all areas of your body. If an artery weakens a balloon like bulge can develop. This bulge is an aneurysm. You may have an aneurysm and have no symptoms or knowledge of it. Aneurysms can occur in any arteries but most aneurysms occur in the aorta. […]
Older aged adults, particularly in their low to mid 60’s are usually at a point of retirement and a big change in habits and lifestyle. While at a general glance it may be obvious that those in this group of individuals tend to have less complications that lead to heart disease, there is actually much […]
High blood pressure during pregnancy isn’t just dangerous for both mother and child during pregnancy; it can put the mother at risk for future high blood pressure problems. And it can increase her risk factors for other medical issues, such as diabetes or cholesterol. Issues with blood pressure are not an uncommon medical complication for […]
A study by Dr. Lu Qi of Tulane University in New Orleans has recently been published and it’s findings have concluded that middle aged tooth loss may illustrate an increased risk of heart disease. Dr. Qi presented these findings at the American Heart Association conference in 2018. His study indicated that a loss of one […]