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Ventricular fibrillation: What you need to know

Ventricular fibrillation is a serious cardiac disturbance that causes abnormal heart rhythms. It can be fatal. For many people with this condition, irregular heart rhythms are the first and only sign of coronary artery disease.Ventricular…

What should my heart rate be?

The heart rate is one of the 'vital signs,' or the important indicators of health in the human body. It measures the number of times per minute that the heart contracts or beats.The speed of the heartbeat varies as a result of physical…

What is the pulse and how do I check it?

'Pulse' is one of the most well-known medical terms. It is widely familiar as a measure of the heartbeat.The pulse is a crucial measure of the heart rate. An extremely slow pulse combined with dizziness can indicate shock and help identify…

Arthritis drug could cure severe heart condition

A drug currently being trialed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has the potential to be the first ever drug to prevent aortic valve stenosis, a common and deadly heart condition that is estimated to affect around 50 percent of…

Ascending aortic aneurysm: What you need to know

Ascending aortic aneurysms affect thousands of Americans annually and can be life-threatening if not monitored.An aneurysm is an expansion or bulge of a blood vessel to more than 1.5 times its normal size. The aorta - the body's largest…

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