Tag: irregular heartbeat

Tiny Heart Pump, Specialized Care Saved His...

Miguel Machin, 48, says he owes his life to a collaborative effort by specialized physicians and nurses at Miami Cardiac...

October 16, 2017

Teen’s Cardiac Death Highlights Risks of Caffeinated...

The potential dangers of caffeinated beverages to adolescents and young adults — whether it’s a coffee-rich latte, traditional soda or “energy”...

May 16, 2017

Roundup: Thyroid Problems Linked to Higher Risk...

Researchers had already established that thyroid problems caused by an imbalance of hormones are associated with subsequent heart problems, from...

September 9, 2016

World’s Smallest Pacemaker Sets Future Beat at...

The days of bulky, wired pacemakers implanted under the skin in a heart patient's chest are numbered, thanks to the...

May 24, 2016

New Technique Spares Cardiac Patients of Radiation...

This means the patient was spared radiation exposure that could equal the effect of several hundred standard X-rays.

April 18, 2016

AED 101: Devices That Save Lives (VIDEO)

The muscles and chambers of this vital organ work together to send signals that trigger the pumping of blood, much...

February 24, 2016

News Roundup: Holiday Food Safety Tips, High...

Holiday Food Safety Tips During the year-end holiday season, food is often the centerpiece of many family gatherings. Healthy menus...

November 27, 2015

New ‘WATCHMAN’ Device Reduces Stroke Risk, Need...

The innovative new device is called WATCHMAN, and while it does not keep time like the name suggests, it helps...

May 11, 2015

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Walking Past Peripheral Artery Disease –...

Miami resident Michael Greenman talks about being treated for peripheral artery disease, or PAD, at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute.

Breast Reconstructive Surgery: Questions Answered (Video)

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Does Apple Cider Vinegar Truly Have...

If you haven’t heard or read on social media or in health-related articles about the benefits of apple cider vinegar, you might be accused of...

Tiny Heart Pump, Specialized Care Saved...

Miguel Machin, 48, says he owes his life to a collaborative effort by specialized physicians and nurses at Miami Cardiac & Vascular Institute at Baptist...

Roundup: Being Overweight or Obese Linked...

Extremely obese people who undergo surgery to shed excess weight lower their risk of developing cancer, according to a new report. The new findings on...

Can Skipping Breakfast Damage Your Heart?...

You’ve probably heard this piece of nutritional wisdom many times: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. A new study seems to wholeheartedly...

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Get Control of AFib (Video)

Many people affected by atrial fibrillation (AFib) do not realize they have it and those who have it may not realize the seriousness of the...