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The heart-healthy benefits of beer

Beer accounts for 67 percent of the alcohol consumption reported in the United States. It remains the preferred beverage of choice among Americans who drink alcohol — as it has every year since 1992, except for 2005 when wine edged into the top spot. Fortunately,...

source: By Dorothy L. Tengler
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Thousands of patients with pacemakers are being put at risk of serious infection owing to a scandal which means the batteries run out, experts are warning. Cardiologists have spoken out over pacemakers and other battery-operated heart...

source: Daily Mail

Young patients face a substantial cumulative exposure to the risks and complications of implantable cardioverter defibrillators therapy, a meta-analysis found. One-fifth of patients with inherited arrhythmia syndromes experienced inappropriate shocks over more than four...

source: MedPage Today

Six rare genetic variants were more prevalent in those with sudden cardiac arrest than in the general population, according to new research. "This finding provides proof of concept for the notion that rare genetic variants contribute to some extent to [sudden cardiac arrest]...

source: Healio

Being in good shape may improve a person's chances of surviving a first heart attack, a new study indicates. The study, published in the journal Mayo Clinic Proceedings, also adds to evidence that regular exercise reduces the risk of heart attack and death from all causes.

source: HealthDay News

Drinking more than two energy drinks per day is associated with adverse heart reactions, including palpitations, a raised heart rate and chest pain. In a paper published in International Journal of Cardiology, researchers surveyed patients aged 13-40 attending a hospital...

source: Medical Xpress

Using the community's public access automated external defibrillator, a community partnership and a 911 connection to a national registry, some residents of Goodland, Florida saved the life of one of their own. In late 2014, Collier County EMS staff and members of the Goodland...

source: Fire Engineering


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