Ischemia

Intrinsic Cardiac Pacemakers

…Purkinge fibers that line the two ventricles may also "kick in" should the heart rate fall below 40 bpm. This can happen for several reasons: * Ischemia (lack of blood flow) to the SA and/or the AV node as in during an acute heart attack; * As the result of disease/aging of the conduction system; *…

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How To Prevent Stroke

…research in preventing stroke is truly exciting. I have never come across any medication or supplement before with this much promise for impacting ischemia in the brain. But you need to take it in the right form. Most supplements labeled vitamin E contain alpha tocopherol by itself. But a full spectrum…

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Could You Have a Silent Heart Attack and Not Know It?

…electrocardiogram closely while he was on the exercise bike. The ECG monitor was showing he wasn’t getting enough blood to his heart. He was having silent ischemia. So I immediately reduced the resistance on the bicycle and asked him how he was feeling. He was surprised that I turned down the resistance. I asked…

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Airport Angina: What You Need to Know

…the heart risks associated with air travel—namely “airport angina.” “Airport angina” is a phrase coined to describe heart symptoms of ischemia (lack of oxygen to the heart) provoked by hauling and lifting luggage. Plus, getting angina when you’re far from home is always an unsettling experience…

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What are Cardiac Arrhythmias?

…a result of using birth control pills * Mitral valve prolapse, a condition more common in women * Altitude * Exposure to EMF/ WiFi frequencies * Ischemia, or lack of blood flow to the heart as happens during angina or a heart attack. Are there different kinds of cardiac arrhythmias? Yes, there are several…

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