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Susan Koeppen posted an update to her condition via Twitter Thursday morning, saying in part: "Had defibrillator implanted yesterday...Koeppen collapsed while running Nov. 20 and was diagnosed with a pre-existing heart condition. An implantable
Gonzalez of Worcester is a college graduate, working woman, volunteer and heart disease survivor...Agnes in Worcester, was chosen by the American Heart Association's Greater Boston Division as one of six Go Red for Women campaign spokeswomen...
In September, the Indian former textile mill worker was given an artificial pacemaker after his heart rate plunged to just 20 to 30 beats per minute. On the face of it, his case was not unusual, with the use of pacemakers to correct abnormal heart
A disabled former employee of a title insurance business, Mr. Nania of Ingram had several medical problems, including diabetes, congestive heart failure, bouts of gastrointestinal bleeding and edema. He also had chronic atrial fibrillation, a rhythm
The quick answer to your question is "no," atrial fibrillation (A-fib) is not a heart attack...Heart attacks are caused by a blockage of blood flow to the heart. This deprivation of blood and oxygen causes permanent damage to portions of the heart,
Last week Boston Scientific launched an iPad app for physicians called CardioTeach, which medical professionals can use with their patients to discuss cardiovascular diseases. The app covers a number of diseases including atrial and ventricular
55 a.m. Amiel, Lucienne L.; 63, Newburgh, Oct. 16; respiratory failure, subarachnoid hemorrhage Bowman, Robert A.; 61, Evansville, Oct. 8; cardiac arrest, multi-organ failure including respiratory, liver and kidney failure Buedel, Jerry Louis; 80,
Food and Drug Administration warns the tangy-tasting morsel can be tricky if eaten in large amounts by those with high-blood pressure or heart conditions. FDA food experts say licorice contains a compound called glycyrrhizin, a sweetening chemical
Photo by Gretel DaughertySue Edson, left, shows a Philips Heartstart protable defribrillator that she presented to Colorado Mesa University Tuesday at the University Center. Heart for Hope non-profit after her own daughter was diagnosed with a heart
Federal health regulators say an experimental catheter from Medtronic Inc. that uses extreme heat to correct irregular heartbeats caused safety side effects in nearly one-fifth of patients treated, far exceeding the study's safety goal.