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Returning to Life After Cardiac Arrest

Cardiologists need to be on the lookout for things that are not cardiological. American Heart Association News –January 11, 2018 Cardiac arrest survivors have trouble returning to work, social life Tom Parker was 32 when his heart suddenly stopped. At home in Washington, D.C., his wife quickly started CPR with guidance from a 911 dispatcher. An emergency medical technician arrived on the scene minutes later. Using a portable defibrillator, he shocked Parker’s heart to get it pumping again. Parker was… Keep Reading

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Magnesium May Modestly Lower Blood Pressure

  With its relative safety and low cost, magnesium supplements could be considered as an option for lowering blood pressure in high-risk persons or hypertension patients.. July 11, 2016 From the American Heart Association Study Highlights.. People receiving about 368 mg/day of magnesium for about three months had overall reductions in systolic blood pressure of 2.00 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure of 1.78 mm Hg. Magnesium might only be effective among people with magnesium deficiency or insufficiency.  Monday, July… Keep Reading

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