Queen Latifah Puts Hear...

Queen Latifah Puts Heart Failure Center Stage By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Sept. 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — When her mother was diagnosed with heart failure, the award-winning singer and actress Queen Latifah was shocked. Her mom, Rita Owens, was a New Jersey high...

Some Increased Bleeding...

Some Increased Bleeding Risk Seen With Blood Thinner Xarelto Vs. Pradaxa By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Oct. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The blood thinner Xarelto may pose a slightly greater risk of serious bleeding than Pradaxa in patients with the abnormal heartbeat...

Fainting (Syncope)

Vasovagal Syncope Vasovagal syncope is a common cause of fainting. The vagus nerve is overstimulated and causes the body’s blood vessels to dilate and the heart to slow down. This anti-adrenaline effect decreases the ability of the heart to pump blood upward to the brain against...

Cooling Therapy Might N...

Cooling Therapy Might Not Help All Cardiac Arrest Patients By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Oct. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) — While cooling patients whose hearts stop suddenly outside the hospital may help improve outcomes, it doesn’t seem to show the same benefit...

Atrial Fibrillation (AF...

Atrial Fibrillation Symptoms and Signs Symptoms of atrial fibrillation occur when the upper chambers of the heart (atria) beat in a disorganized fashion. Atrial fibrillation is a type of arrhythmia. Characteristic symptoms include: shortness of breath, palpitations, and lightheadedness....

Over 100 Drugs Pose Ris...

Over 100 Drugs Pose Risk to Heart Failure Patients By Kathleen DohenyWebMD Health News Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD July 12, 2016 — More than a hundred drugs and supplements, including common medications bought over the counter, may pose a danger to people with heart failure or...