Sudden cardiac death is the most common cause of natural death in the United States, accounting for approximately 325,000 adult deaths per year. It is responsible for about half of all deaths caused by heart disease. New findings from the 11-year-old Oregon Sudden Unexpected Death Study suggest that sudden cardiac death may not be as “sudden” as we believe.
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Heart attacks strike millions of people around the world every day, with 600,000 people dying from heart disease in just the U.S. alone. That means that 25 percent of the deaths in the country are caused by heart problems, which doesn’t even include the 715,000 Americans who suffer from nearly-fatal heart attacks each year. Heart problems are one of the leading global health concerns right now, as is heart attack prevention. So is it possible that a long-forgotten medical study …Read more
It’s almost flu season, which has many of us looking at the pros and cons of getting the flu vaccine to protect us against the nasty influenza virus this year. While fear of needles or other health concerns may weigh heavily on your con list, a recent meta-analysis published in the Journal of the American Medical Association has just added a significant item to the pro-vaccine list that you probably didn’t anticipate. According to the study, not only could receiving …Read more
Cardiac disease is the #1 killer in the world today, with more than 600,000 people in the U.S. dying from stroke, heart attack, and other cardiac disorders every year. About 715,000 Americans suffer from a heart attack yearly, and 795,000 people suffer from stroke.
Sadly, at the heart of most of these deadly cardiac tragedies lies the presence of a blood clot, that had been lurking somewhere in the person’s body but had managed to escape anyone’s attention.