Browsing Archive: October, 2012


Posted by Natasha Russell on Wednesday, October 3, 2012, In : Acquired Heart disease 

Women's Heart Attack Symptoms Different from Men's

Symptoms may appear up to a month before attack

By , Guide

Among the 515 women studied, 95-percent said they knew their symptoms were new or different a month or more before experiencing their heart attack, or Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI). The symptoms most commonly reported were unusual fatigue (70.6-percent), sleep disturbance (47.8-percent), and shortness of breath (42.1-percent).

Many women never had chest pains

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October is Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Month

Posted by Natasha Russell on Tuesday, October 2, 2012,
Think Sudden Cardiac Arrest is a Heart Attack? That's Like Comparing Apples and Oranges.

 Sudden Cardiac Arrest 
 By Heart Rhythm Society 
Edited For Country Relevance by Natasha E. Russell

More than 250,000 deaths occur each year as a result of sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). In fact, SCA claims one life every two minutes, taking more lives each year than breast cancer, lung cancer, or AIDS. To decrease the death toll from SCA, it is important to understand what SCA is, what the symptoms and warning signs are, and how to respond and prevent SCA from occurring.

More than 70 percent of ...

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Managing Director, CARDIOVMEDS

I have been working in the field of Cardiology and open heart surgery since 1991. I worked first as a perfusionist, then as a cardiovascular technologist. My duties have included working in the cardiac cathetherisation lab, analysising the 24-48 hour ambulatory ECG ( holter), assisting with various diagnostic tests. I have also worked as administrator of the paediatric cardiac surgery program. Key achievements have been presentation at the Caribbean Cardiac Conference on topics such as: Diagnosing Right Ventricular Infarction : The role of the technician Familial Atrial Fibrillation (FAF) Revealed