sudden cardiac death

Sauna Benefits Are a Hot Commodity

Wikipedia says every house in Finland has a sauna, and it’s no wonder when you read about the many health-related sauna benefits.  Most recently, in January 2018, the University of Eastern Finland showed that 30 minutes in a sauna bath reduces blood pressure while increasing heart rate to the level … Read More

Gender Differences in Depression

Am I depressed? That question is posed somewhere in the world countless times each day. Even though depression is widespread and considered a serious condition, it can manifest very differently in men and women. While most statistics indicate that depression occurs twice as frequently in women as men, some experts … Read More

Ventricular Fibrillation Symptoms and Prevention

About half of all heart failure patients die suddenly from cardiac arrest. Cardiac arrest is caused a deadly heart rhythm called ventricular fibrillation. The heart has four chambers: two upper chambers called atria, and two lower chambers known as ventricles. The atria pump blood into the ventricles, and the ventricles … Read More

Cardiomyopathy: Understand the Different Types and Causes

You may know cardiomyopathy as a type of heart disease, but it’s actually more than that. Cardiomyopathy is really a group of diseases affecting the heart muscle. There are several kinds of cardiomyopathies, and each one has its own set of possible causes and outcomes. One of the common characteristics … Read More

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