Tag Archives: heart attack

Preventing Sudden Cardiac Arrest

In the second part of our series on the difference between heart attacks and sudden cardiac arrest, leading heart rhythm specialist Dr. Richard Page from the University of Wisconsin discusses the heart problem that claims one life every two minutes—and it’s not a heart attack. ... More
Heart Attack Risk

Heart Attack Risk

Q: I have angina, and some of my arteries are blocked. What are my chances of having a heart attack, and can a prescription drug like Imdur control chest pain? A: Severe blockages in coronary arteries can certainly cause a heart attack. Often, such blockages can be propped open with stents, which can relieve the […] ... More
Questions (and Answers) About Blood Thinners and Defibrillators

Questions (and Answers) About Blood Thinners and Defibrillators

Q: What can you tell me about dabigatran, a new blood thinner that is in the news? A: Unlike warfarin, a blood thinner used for decades that is regulated by blood tests, the experimental drug dabigatran prevents blood clots with a fixed dose that is taken twice daily. The FDA approval of dabigatran, the first […] ... More

Healthier by the Dozen

Some of your favorite foods can help you stay young and healthy. Ellie Krieger, registered dietician and host of Food Network’s Healthy Appetite, shares two full-flavored, rejuvenating recipes. ... More
Lisinopril is Good for the Heart

Lisinopril is Good for the Heart

To E.H., Lisinopril is a generic drug that is FDA approved for two brand name products—Prinivil and Zestril. It may be prescribed alone or with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and heart failure. Lisinopril may also be given to people who have suffered a heart attack. Left untreated, high blood pressure may damage […] ... More
Question (and Answer) About Extra Heartbeats

Question (and Answer) About Extra Heartbeats

Q: I am an 83-year-old great-grandmother and was diagnosed with benign premature ventricular contractions 40 years ago. I’ve been asymptomatic all these years. My question is this: Have you encountered this particular arrhythmia in your study of electrophysiology? A: Leading cardiologist Dr. Douglas Zipes replies: Premature ventricular contractions are extra heartbeats coming from the bottom […] ... More