Sunday June 29th 2014

- Patients stories

Donald F. Seemann

ICD for Ventricular Fibrillation

    Syndicated Columnist Judy Foreman

    On undergoing Catheter Ablation.

    Former Vice-President Richard Cheney

Why former Vice President Richard Cheney has an ICD.

    Author Deborah Daw Heffernan

    Living with an ICD.

    Roger Blanchette

    Sudden Cardiac Death, a survivor's story.

    Lawrence Beckmen

After frightening episodes of fainting, Lawrence Beckmen's healthy and happy lifestyle was restored.

    Sebastian Hitzig

    Millions of patients have been helped by pacemakers and ICDs. No story is as remarkable as that of Sebastian Hitzig.


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The Normal Heart
signs and symptoms
Heart Diseases &Disorders
Substances Causing Arrhythmia

Risk Factors and Preventionon


Ejection Fraction

Atrial Fibrilliation

Atrial Fibrillation causes

Non cardiovascular syncope

Patients quiz


Heart structure

Cardiac arrest

Tests for heart failure

Tilt table

Too fast heart beat

Long QT syndrome

Heart failure prevention

Heart failure risks

What to ask your doctor?

When to see a specialist?

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For many people, heart failure may be avoided with the same strategies that reduce the risk of heart disease and other health problems. This approach, called "primary prevention," includes:

A healthy lifestyle. Individuals reduce their chance of developing heart failure if they live a healthy life that includes such things as regular exercise, a healthy diet, maintaining a desirable weight, and not smoking.

Treating and monitoring underlying diseases and conditions that may contribute to heart failure, such as coronary artery disease, heart valve damage, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes and thyroid disease.

People who already have heart failure can take steps to stop it from becoming worse and, in some cases, improve the heart's function. These strategies are called "secondary prevention." Examples include:
Regular physical examinations to detect heart failure before symptoms appear, and early treatment to control the condition before it is a threat to life or interferes with normal activities.

Early treatment of underlying problems such as cardiovascular disease, abnormal heart rhythms, thyroid disease and anemia before significant damage is done to the heart.

For more information on secondary prevention, see treatments.

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