What do the numbers tell us about COVID-19, vaccines and myocarditis?
A life-sustaining heart pump was taken off the market after years of problems and FDA inaction. Thousands of people are now stuck with it embedded in their hearts.
Chance of resuscitation may be better a airports and on airplanes because there are witnesses and automatic external defibrillators are nearby.
Inspectors repeatedly found manufacturing and device quality problems with the HeartWare pump. But the FDA didn’t penalize the company, and patients had the device implanted without knowing the facts.
Planning, air cleaners, masks and more . . .
we found that there is currently little evidence to suggest a vegan diet protects the heart, or can reverse heart disease.
The evidence suggests: Yes.
In the US, there’s increasing attention on high risk for heart disease among Americans of South Asian descent, a growing population of about 5.4 million.
Everyone should take precautions, especially infants, children, and people over 65, or those that are pregnant, have heart or lung diseases, diabetes, stroke survivors, and those suffering from COVID-19.
Of these patients, one in three was admitted to the intensive care unit and 7% died.
Serious symptoms, like those associated with a heart attack or stroke, are still urgent during the COVID-19 pandemic, and rapid treatment is critical.
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.