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Here’s To Your Heart

January 23rd, 2023
February, not suprisingly, is American Heart Month. The human heart is about the size of a clenched fist and weighs between 8 and 12 ounces, depending on gender and body size. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 600,000 Americans each year. That’s one out of every four deaths. There are many types of heart disease – from rhythm disorders to genetic defects to valve conditions to blood vessel diseases. But this…

Concerning Sudden Cardiac Arrest

October 19th, 2021
A sudden cardiac arrest, or SCA, is sometimes referred to as a “massive heart attack,” but that moniker is not quite accurate. It’s true that SCA affects the heart, but it’s not a true heart attack. A heart attack occurs when blood flow to a part of the heart is stopped or slowed, generally due to a blockage in the coronary arteries, causing the death of heart muscle tissue. Generally, there are signs and symptoms signaling a heart attack, and…