Children, older adults, pregnant women and people with heart and lung disease are especially sensitive to wildfire smoke.
The 911 call takers failed to recognize that Fleury was having a cardiac arrest. And they failed to provide CPR instructions over the phone.
Shortly after the device’s recall, the FDA and Medtronic made a deal to keep reports of its malfunction — now totaling 50,000 — shielded from public scrutiny.
People who lost at least 5% of their weight in the year after they were diagnosed halved their risk of cardiovascular disease after 10 years.
The heart and brain are two of the most critical organs in the human body. Working together, they make sure we stay alive and thrive.
Although the “normal” range of heart rate is quite broad at 60-100, there’s increasing evidence having a heart rate at the lower end of the spectrum is better for you.
Resting heart rate changes with age, with lower rates indicative of better cardiovascular fitness.
Mediterranean diet includes vegetables and fruits in addition to oily fish, olive oil, red wine, lean meats, nuts, and low-fat dairy products.
People who followed the Mediterranean of diet had 25 percent less risk of developing cardiovascular disease over the course of 12 years.
“I would never recommend a dietary supplement to a patient, and I would never take one myself,” says one prominent cardiologist.
A widely anticipated study has concluded neither vitamin D nor fish oil supplements prevent cancer or serious heart-related problems in healthy older people.
The risk of a heart attack increases 600% within a week of having the flu. Other respiratory infections also increased risk, but influenza caused the greatest.
Heart attacks increase with lower air temperature, lower atmospheric air pressure, higher wind velocity, shorter sunshine duration and colder weather.
Headlines proclaimed that a new drug was potential game changer in treating cardiovascular disease, but evidence supporting the claim remains a mystery.
We found that some top hospitals had teams with members dedicated to responding to cardiac arrests around the clock. In others, team members had to drop their regular duties to response to codes.