Is cardiac arrest different than a heart attack?

You asked: Is cardiac arrest different than a heart attack? In short, yes. Cardiac arrest and heart attack can be related in that one may cause the other, but they are distinctly different. Before we jump into the details, the main difference can be summarized as follows: a heart attack indicates dying heart muscle while cardiac arrest indicates a person dying. It might be helpful … Continue reading Is cardiac arrest different than a heart attack?

American Heart Month

Happy Heart Month! February is named American Heart Month and is dedicated to spreading awareness about heart disease and promotion of heart health. Did you know that the World Health Organization and the Center for Disease Control estimate heart disease to be 80% preventable with the right knowledge and lifestyle changes? Medical devices and pharmaceuticals are incredible nowadays, but are largely focused on treating conditions … Continue reading American Heart Month

What is AFib?

You asked: What is AFib? Atrial fibrillation, or AFib as it’s known among friends, is a common for of heart disease that affects up to 1 in 3 people at some point in their lives costing the US healthcare system about $6 billion per year. Risk factors for AFib include older age, high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, prior heart attacks, heavy alcohol use, and more. … Continue reading What is AFib?