| Jan 6, 2010
Faint, black out, swoon, pass out. They're all names for the same thing - a temporary loss of consciousness followed by a fairly rapid and complete recovery. It's frightening when it comes out of the blue, more so when it happens again and again. The...
| Feb 24, 2009
If you take warfarin (Coumadin) because you have atrial fibrillation or have had a blood clot in a leg or lung, Medicare will pay for you to check your blood clotting time at home. This change may save you time and make taking warfarin safer.
| Feb 22, 2010
Arrhythmia is a disorder that affects your heart rate (pulse) or rhythm because of malfunctioning electrical impulses. Here's a quick overview of the condition - its causes, types and symptoms.
Arrhythmia occurs when the electrical impulses...
| Feb 23, 2010
A stroke is a life-threatening event that occurs either when a blood clot breaks and subsequently blocks an artery or blood vessel, or when blood hemorrhages into the brain due to leakage from a damaged artery. Brain cells die and brain damage occurs....
| Feb 1, 2010
Congestive heart failure (CHF), aka the "failing heart," is a life-threatening disease that you can often prevent. It is a condition in which the heart doesn't work as efficiently as it should, especially when you exercise or are active. Blood returning...
| Jan 29, 2010
| 8:22 AM
Arrhythmias are abnormal heart rhythms caused by misfiring electrical impulses in the heart. The resulting heartbeat is too fast, too slow or it skips beats, causing symptoms that include dizziness and fainting. If not treated appropriately, arrhythmias...
| Jan 29, 2010
| 10:48 AM
The worst is over. Your loved one survived a heart attack and is back home. But getting back to normal may take some time. And depending on the severity of the attack, normal may be different than before.
Being a caregiver will require time, patience and...
| Mar 23, 2010
Atrial fibrillation is an abnormal heart rhythm. While it primarily affects people over 65 years old, it can be seen in all age groups, says Dr. Monica Aggarwal, a cardiologist from the Heart Center at Mercy Medical Center.
• Atrial fibrillation is...
| Dec 8, 1995
Michael Jackson remained in serious but stable condition Thursday after being admitted to the intensive care unit of a Manhattan hospital where he was being treated for a variety of medical problems.
"Mr. Jackson suffered a fainting reaction possibly due...