Tag: cardiopulmonary

9. Exercise Resources

Your Exercise Toolbox
With a little searching, you probably can find many physical activity experts and community resources to help you on your fitness journey. Whether it’s an exercise class to inspire you or a personal trainer to give you one-on-one instruction, there are a lot of options. Community fitness programs,

Signs of A Heart Attack

A heart attack, also called a myocardial infarction (“myo” means muscle; “cardial” stands for heart), occurs when oxygen-rich blood is blocked from reaching the heart. Most heart attacks are the result of coronary artery disease, which is a build of waxy plaque in the arteries. This plaque can build up

A Failing Heart: Interventions and Preventions

Heart failure occurs when the heart can no longer pump out enough blood to supply what the body needs. The result is fatigue, shortness of breath, and fluid retention—all classic signs of heart failure. Many people don’t realize that heart failure is not actually a disease, rather it’s the result

Cardiac Arrest Symptoms: Know the Signs and Risk Factors

Cardiac Arrest Symptoms: Know the Signs and Risk Factors

Cardiac arrest is a sudden and frequently fatal event that occurs when the heart’s electrical system malfunctions, causing the heart to stop beating. Though it often comes on without any warning, sometimes a cardiac arrest symptom or two can tip you off that cardiac arrest is imminent. These symptoms may

Identifying Joint Replacement Patients at Risk for Complications

Doctors at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine have developed two new ways to identify candidates who are at risk for complications following hip and knee replacement surgery.
“There is a need to better identify and predict post-operative complications so we can intervene and provide timely follow-up care,” says

A Few Extra Pounds May Protect Your Heart

The average woman is all-to-familiar with weight creep, a phenomenon that causes extra pounds to magically appear after menopause. As frustrating as this may be, new research suggests that a few unwanted pounds may help women—but not men—with heart failure live longer.
“The biological basis for this relationship between body

The Pros and Cons of Weight-Loss Surgery

As rates of obesity continue to rise in the U.S., more people are choosing weight-loss surgery to help them achieve a healthy weight. Nearly 200,000 Americans had weight-loss surgery in 2014, ac-cording to the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

But, like any medical procedure, weight-loss surgery has risks and

Protect Yourself and Others From Cardiac Arrest

More than 500,000 cardiac arrests occur annually in and out of hospital in the U.S., but only about 10 percent of people who suffer a cardiac arrest out of hospital survive this sudden halt in heart function. One factor that makes a big difference in survival is cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

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