In the United States, someone has a heart attack every 43 seconds. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, making it arguably the number one health problem in the U.S.
Heart Disease Stories
On a brisk winter day, Michael Marchand appreciates working from home.
Charles Vranek surrounds himself with classical music. He listens to the radio and his CD collection regularly.
Left untreated, atrial fibrillation can cause life-threatening complications, such as stroke or heart failure.The human heartbeat is steady and predictable. At rest, the heart beats at about 60 to 100 beats per minute, providing much needed oxygen and nutrients to the organs of the body.But for millions of people, a steady and predictable heartbeat has been replaced by an irregular or extremely rapid one. These abnormal heart rhythms are called arrhythmias, and the most common form is atrial fibrillation, or AFib.
In honor of National CPR Week, the MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute (MHVI) at Long Beach Memorial, in collaboration with the American Heart Association and the LA County Emergency Medica