Getting well, staying well
No matter how lucky or careful a person is, it is practically impossible to spend all one’s days without illness. When confronted with a life-changing health condition, there are many important ways one can take charge and manage it effectively. In this series, we take a close look at the things you should know in order to be the best custodian of your own wellness.
Marijuana and Heart Health: The Known and Unknown
The potential health risks and health benefits of marijuana, including chronic pain relief, epileptic seizure reduction, and cancer treatment, have long been the focus of intense debate. In the United States, 30 states and the District of Columbia currently have laws legalizing marijuana in some form. With more states legalizing marijuana use, the potential effects of marijuana and heart health must be considered. Let's look at what researchers have discovered so far.
What Is Arrhythmia? Symptoms, Risk Factors, and More
Your heart typically beats with a specific rhythm. Arrhythmia is a problem with that rhythm, whether it beats too quickly, too slowly, or irregularly. It's a common occurrence that is usually harmless, but at times it can cause serious problems.
A List of Cardiovascular Diseases: The 5 Most Common
Heart disease remains the leading cause of death in the United States and the world, according to the American Heart Association's 2017 Heart Disease and Stroke Statistics Update. With this class of conditions being so common, a list of cardiovascular diseases can help someone determine which risk factors they or their loved ones might have.
World's Smallest Pacemaker Now Offered at Mercy General Hospital
Every year in the United States, doctors implant about 200,000 pacemakers. Most often, they are used to treat people with a condition called bradycardia, a type of arrhythmia in which the heart beats too slowly.
Treatment for Congestive Heart Failure: What Each Stage Requires
Heart failure affects millions of people across the United States and is a leading cause of death for men and women. Chances are that you or someone you know has been diagnosed with heart failure. It's scary, but there are many forms of treatment for congestive heart failure, which work to slow the progression and take care of your heart. It varies by your symptoms and how progressed the disease is.