How Dangerous Is Fainting?

Find answers to questions that pique your curiosity in our series, The Short Answer. Cardiologist Bruce Wilkoff, MD, explains when to be concerned about recurrent fainting.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest: 5 Things Raise Your Risk

You may think the most common single cause of death in the United States is heart attack. Or cancer. Or stroke. But it’s actually sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). This runaway problem with the heart’s electrical system is fatal 95 percent of the time.

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ICDs Best for Preventing Sudden Cardiac Death

Sudden cardiac arrest often occurs without prior symptoms and it results in as many as 325,000 deaths a year in the United States. Only 3 to 10 percent of people who experience sudden cardiac arrest outside a hospital setting survive. Today, advances in technology and treatment give hope to those at risk. Using implantable cardioverter … Read More