Although rare, athletes are more vulnerable to sudden cardiac arrest. According to the new guidelines of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), physicians are advised to ask athletes if they feel dizzy, breathless, or experience chest pain during or after exercise. The journal also reviewed that using automated external defibrillators can improve survival rates.
According to a large population-based, observation study, glucosamine supplements can help prevent the risk of cardiovascular events, coronary heart disease, stroke, and even death. However, there is no conclusive evidence suggesting that glucosamine use reduces cardiovascular risk. Researchers demand further clinical trials to find a strong association.
A startling new study has found that almost half of Americans have heart and blood vessels disease, making them prone to heart attacks and strokes. More than 120 million Americans have some form of cardiovascular disease. The numbers are largely due to changes in the guidelines of blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association.
The FDA announces recall of lots of high blood pressure medications, especially irbesartan, a drug that belongs to the class of antihypertensive agents called ARBs (Angiotensin II Receptor Blockers). The FDA found that these drugs contain traces of cancer-causing impurities.