Posts Tagged ‘myocardial infarction’

Sudden death related to heart rate

Quasi-imprevisible and relentless, SIDS is a sudden onset of often unsuspected heart problems. Not to be confused with the sudden infant death syndrome, these ‘accidents’ kill 40,000 people each year. But the evolution of the heart rate may help identify patients at risk. The sudden death of the adult is, as its name suggests, an […]

For a heart without tobacco

Five million deaths are attributable to smoking each year worldwide, including 35% by cardiovascular disease is two times more than by lung cancer. Active or passive smoking, all are affected by this danger. This year marks the gradual implementation of the law banning smoking in public places. On this occasion, the French Federation of Cardiology […]

Together, improve management of myocardial infarction

Each year, about 100,000 people suffer from myocardial infarction in France. Although mortality has significantly decreased since 10 years, 13% of patients still die in the year following the accident. To improve support, health authorities have established a programme of priority actions. The heart 2007-2010 program aims to further reduce mortality and complications of myocardial […]

Is sex dangerous for the heart?

Can sex be originally of myocardial infarction? Rarely, this accident is due to such an activity. However, some experts talk about a doubling of the risk! Not panic, however, the danger remains very low in absolute terms and in most cases, the carnal love is a “practice” activity. Classically, cardiologists are wary of Monday morning. […]