Sudden Cardiac Death Index
Sudden cardiac arrest is an unexpected, sudden death caused by sudden cardiac arrest (loss of heart function). Causes and risk factors of sudden cardiac arrest include (not inclusive):
- abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias),
- previous heart attack,
- coronary artery disease,
- high cholesterol,
- Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome,
- ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation after a heart attack,
- congenital heart defects,
- history of fainting,
- heart failure,
- diabetes, and
- drug abuse.
Treatment of sudden cardiac arrest is an emergency, and action must be taken immediately.
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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT, Blood Clot in the Legs) Article
- Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) definition and facts
- What is deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
- What does DVT (blood clot) look like?
- What are the signs and symptoms of deep venous thrombosis (DVT)?
- What are the signs and symptoms of superficial thrombophlebitis?
- What are the causes of deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
- Hypercoagulability (coagulation of blood faster than usual)
- Who is at risk for developing deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
- When should I seek medical care for deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
- Which specialties of doctors treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
- How is deep vein thrombosis (DVT) diagnosed?
- What are the treatment guidelines for deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
- What is the treatment of superficial thrombophlebitis?
- What medications treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
- Warfarin (Coumadin, Jantoven)
- What are the side effects and risks of anticoagulation therapy for DVT?
- What about surgery for deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
- What are the complications of deep vein thrombosis (DVT)?
- Can deep vein thrombosis (DVT) be prevented?
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Pulmonary Embolism (Blood Clot in the Lung) Article
- Pulmonary embolism facts
- What is a pulmonary embolism?
- What are the causes and risk factors for pulmonary embolism?
- What are the signs and symptoms of pulmonary embolism?
- How is pulmonary embolism diagnosed?
- PERC Rule for Pulmonary Embolus
- Basic testing (CBC, electrolytes, BUN, creatinine blood test, chest X-ray, EKG)
- Pulmonary angiogram
- d-Dimer blood test
- CT scan
- Ventilation-perfusion scans
- Venous Doppler study
- What is the treatment for pulmonary embolism?
- Thrombolytic therapy
- What is the prognosis for pulmonary embolism?
- Can pulmonary embolism be prevented?
An arrhythmia is an abnormal heart rhythm. With an arrhythmia, the heartbeats may be irregular or too slow (bradycardia), to...learn more »
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- Introduction to Arrhythmia
- What causes an arrhythmia?
- What are the types of arrhythmias?
- What are the symptoms of arrhythmias?
- How are arrhythmias diagnosed?
- How are arrhythmias treated?
- What medications are used to treat arrhythmias?
- What lifestyle changes should be made?
- What is electrical cardioversion?
- What is a pacemaker?
- What is an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)?
- What is catheter ablation?
- What is heart surgery?
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