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Pacemaker Safety

Pacemaker Safety

Two questions, if you please. I have an Adapta DR pacemaker. May I use an electric adjustable bed with optional head and foot massage? And, will the pulsations of a bath spa harm the pacemaker... More

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After reading your articles in The Saturday Evening Post, I felt compelled to send you a question about diastolic dysfunction. I’m interested in knowing if... More

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I was recently hospitalized because my blood was dangerously thin. I was taking Coumadin as prescribed by my doctor. I would appreciate any information and... More

Foods Affect the Heart
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Have any studies shown that certain foods might contribute to irregular heart rhythms? My doctor told me to avoid all sources of caffeine, and that... More

Defibrillation Breakthroughs
Defibrillation Breakthroughs

Neighborhood Heart Watch, the brainchild of Dr. Douglas Zipes, is a grassroots initiative to place AEDs where most heart emergencies occur—in homes and neighborhoods. We... More

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