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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signs and symptoms
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Ejection Fraction

Atrial Fibrilliation

Atrial Fibrillation causes

Non cardiovascular syncope

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Heart structure

Cardiac arrest

Tests for heart failure

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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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Heart Failure
What to Ask Your Doctor

If you have heart failure, or are at risk for heart failure, here are some questions you may wish to ask your doctor:

Can I be tested to see if I have heart failure, or how serious my condition is?
What caused my heart failure (or what are my risks of developing heart failure)?
What can I do to prevent or control the progression of heart failure?
Do I have systolic or diastolic heart failure, or both?
What are the symptoms that should be reported to my doctor?
How often should I be examined by my doctor?
Is the pumping ability of my heart weakened?
Has a test been performed to measure my ejection fraction?
What is my ejection fraction?
Am I at risk for an abnormal heart rhythm?
(If you have an abnormal heart rhythm) What tests should I have to determine the cause of my abnormal heart rhythm and whether it is life-threatening?
What other medical conditions might affect heart failure?
What lifestyle changes will improve my symptoms?
Will my heart failure get worse? Can I be cured?
How can I improve my quality of life and live longer?
Can exercise and cardiac rehabilitation help me?
What medical or surgical treatments are available for me?
Am I at risk for ventricular fibrillation (VF) and sudden cardiac arrest?
Am I a candidate for an implanted cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) to reduce my risk of cardiac arrest?
Will I benefit from a pacemaker?
Can I be treated with medications?
Is resynchronization therapy the right treatment for me?
Am I a candidate for surgery? A heart transplant?
What clinical trials are under way to study heart failure patients?
Am I a candidate for a clinical trial?
Should I be evaluated by an electrophysiologist (a specialist in heart rhythm disorders)?

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