Cardiovascular (Heart) Issues
 
Sudden death refers to an unexpected demise occurring over a short period of time, usually within 1 hour of symptom onset. It is predominantly caused by abnormalities of the heart and affects both those with known and unknown cardiac disease....[Read More]
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is a common, inherited cardiovascular disease that affects about one in 500 people. It is caused by a genetic mutation that occurs in the heart muscles....[Read More]
High blood pressure, or “hypertension,” occurs in roughly 75 million adults in the United States, according to the American Heart Association. It is one of the factors that may lead to stroke, heart attack, heart disease and kidney disease....[Read More]
If a person is struck in the chest at a specific time in the heart rhythm cycle, the hearts electrical signal can be interrupted, resulting in the heart stopping. This rare cause of the heart suddenly stopping is called commotio cordis....[Read More]
Participation in sports and other physical activity has many health benefits, and is an important part of staying healthy as a person gets older. However, for some people with underlying heart problems, the stress to the heart during exercise can also be dangerous. ...[Read More]
Athletes heart is a cardiac condition often seen in active individuals. It refers to the normal changes a heart undergoes in people who regularly participate in strenuous, prolonged exercise. This condition may result from aerobic exercise or weight training, commonly when training extends longer than one hour per day....[Read More]
 
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