A MAN has defied the odds of survival after his heart stopped beating for 18 hours. The 53-year-old suffered a heart attack while out walking, but because his body was so cold when paramedics got to him doctors were still able to save him. The patient, who has not been named, is now recovering in hospital and is not expected to suffer any brain damage. Medical experts have said his survival is a 'medical and human adventure'. The Times reported the French man had a heart attack while walking back from his brother's house in Béziers, Montpellier on March 12. Relatives out searching found the missing man unconscious by a river and called paramedics who discovered he was suffering with hypothermia with a body temperature of 22C, instead of the normal 37C. They started to resuscitate him at the scene with doctors taking over once they got him to hospital. Medics carried on with heart massages for more than four hours before placing him on a heart-lung machine. This kept him alive … [Read more...] about Man survives heart attack despite being resuscitated 18 HOURS after organ stopped
CHICAGO — Two popular stop-smoking drugs are as safe for the heart as nicotine patches and dummy pills, according to research requested by U.S. and European regulators. The results come from an extension of a big study of Chantix and Zyban that earlier found no increased risks for severe psychiatric problems including suicidal behavior. Those findings were reported in 2016. "It's enormously reassuring," said Dr. Nancy Rigotti, director of the Massachusetts General Hospital Tobacco Research and Treatment Center. She was not involved in the research. "We now know it's a lot safer to use these drugs to help people quit smoking than to continue smoking," Rigotti said. The original study involved 8,000 smokers randomly assigned to daily use of Pfizer's Chantix, GlaxoSmithKline's Zyban, nicotine patches or dummy pills for 12 weeks. The extended study tracked about 2,400 participants for a year. During and after treatment, there were five heart-related deaths and 22 nonfatal … [Read more...] about Study: Chantix, Zyban, used for smoking cessation, are safe for heart
World France The heart of a 500-year-old French queen that was encased on solid gold has been recovered by police after it was stolen in a museum heist. The unusual relic was taken from the Thomas Dobrée Museum in the northwestern city of Nantes earlier this month, the BBC reported. Two men were arrested on Saturday and led police to the buried treasure near the city of Saint Nazaire. Authorities had previously issued a public plea for the return of the heart, fearing it would be melted down for gold with the criminals unaware of its historic significance. Breaking through a museum window to access the loot, the thieves escaped with precious items despite setting off an alarm. Though there had been suspicions that Breton nationalists might have been behind the theft, police said petty crime is the most likely motive, The Telegraph reported. Recommended Slideshows 51 In Pictures: The 50 Most Powerful Military Forces in the World 51 50 Best-Selling Albums in … [Read more...] about Ancient Queen’s Heart Encased in Solid Gold Recovered By Police After Museum Heist
BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Newsletter Signup Technology By Luke Villapaz @lukeydukey 05/22/15 AT 2:00 PM Sure, you can use the Apple Watch to track your exercise habits or get notifications. Then again, you can also strap to your body and see what happens when you're hurtled down a 215-foot drop at 80 miles per hour.Exercise isn't really my thing. So to really give my Apple Watch -- and my vitals -- a workout I brought it along on a trip with friends to Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey to see how my heart would fare. From the steep drop of Nitro to the nausea-inducing twirl of the teacups, I had the smartwatch on hand to track my heart throughout the entire day.BaselineTo put in perspective, I took my resting heartrate before I hopped on my first coaster for the day, measuring in at 64 beats per minute. My heart would hardly return to that level until hours after I left the park. BPM: 64 My heart rate before hopping on … [Read more...] about Thrill Seeking With Apple Watch: How My Heart Fared After Adrenaline-Filled Rollercoaster Rides
Arrhythmias or heart rhythm problems are experienced by more than 2 million people a year in the UK. Here's all the vital info you need to know about. What is arrhythmia? Simply it is when the heart beats with an irregular or abnormal rhythm. This could be too fast or too slow or just irregularly. Arrhythmias occur when the electrical signals to the heart that coordinate heartbeats are not working properly. For instance, some people experience irregular heartbeats, which may feel like a racing heart or fluttering. Many heart arrhythmias are harmless; however, if they are particularly abnormal, or result from a weak or damaged heart, arrhythmias can cause serious and even potentially fatal symptoms. What causes the problem? For a person with a healthy heart, they should have a heart rate of between 60-100 beats per minute when resting. The more fit a person is, the lower their resting heart rate. Olympic athletes, for example, will usually have a resting heart rate of under 60 beats per … [Read more...] about What is arrhythmia, what causes heart rythym problems, what are the different types and what are the symptoms?