A healthy chamber pumps out half to three-quarters of its contents, while a defective heart
might expel 30 percent or less.
Before they put me under, I jokingly told the doctors I hoped it wasn't a 50-year-old heart
they were giving me because I already had one of those,'' said Edna, now 68.
However, Jayne Middlebrooks, MD, an Atlanta cardiologist, says "everyone with diabetes or three or more risk factors for heart
disease should consider taking aspirin therapy.
Diabetes is a much more powerful risk factor for heart
disease in women than in men," explains Dr.
The American Heart
Association (AHA) announced in March that exercise helps treat heart
failure patients, provided they avoid sudden surges of adrenaline, and rest for a day in lieu of a workout if they are exhausted.
In a normally working heart
this impulse is generated by the sinoatrial node (SA node) which is located in the right atrium.
A Kentucky man receives the experimental AbioCor, the first self-contained artificial heart
Fortunately, clot-busting drugs and other artery-opening treatments can stop a heart
attack in its tracks.
For many years scientists have seen an association between ETS and heart
problems, but Pope and his colleagues saw that the physiologic pathways that turn ETS exposure into heart
trouble had been left largely uncharted.
While some think that devotion to the Sacred Heart
began in 17th-century France following the visions of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, it actually goes back to the Middle Ages.
Q: What does a low level of inflammation throughout the body have to do with heart
The first studies of heart
disease and depression showed that people with heart
disease were more depressed than healthy people.