Heart Attack Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation can be understood as any abnormal rhythm in the beating of the heart. Atrial Fibrillation might or might not be fatal. Most metabolic or physical causes that can induce pressure or strain on the heart can cause Atrial Fibrillation. This includes common factors like high blood pressure to more serious diseases like Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) and various types of cardiovascular or heart valve diseases, particularly diseases of the mitral valve. It should be noted that a Heart Attack is usually the causative agent of Atrial Fibrillation. Other causes that are known to cause atrial fibrillation include lung diseases like pneumonia, high thyroid levels, ill-effects of a heart surgery, heavy alcohol consumption, using stimulants such as caffeine or nicotine in excessive amounts apart from addictive usage of decongestants and drugs like cocaine. It has been noted that many prescription medicines are capable of causing atrial fibrillation if they

Drug Side Effects and Heart Attacks

Heart Attack

Sold under the retailed name, Celebrex, Celecoxib is essentially a COX-2 inhibitor. It is among the very few COX-2 inhibitor drugs still available for patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and menstrual cramping pains. In fact, it is the only high-potency COX-2 inhibitor still being sold in the United States. Manufactured by Pharmacia Corporation, Celebrex has been associated with some serious drug side effects like heart attacks. It is known to increase the risk of developing blood clotting or embolism that can lead to a stroke. The only other, commonly known COX-2 inhibitor, Bextra by Pfizer was withdrawn from the market after increasing reports of allergic skin reactions and cardiovascular problems. Celebrex is just one of the many drugs prescribed today that are known to increase the risk of suffering a heart attack. One such case is that of Vioxx that was also recalled from the market and since then, more

Young heart attack

young heart attack

Young heart attack and diseases is a major killer of both men and women in Australia Changes in diet and lifestyle have left a large percentage of the population with heart health issues that can be potentially life threatening. Did you know that  death from heart attacks accounted for 34% of all deaths in 2008.  A heart attack occurs about every twenty seconds and a death by heart attack nearly every eleven minute! The sad fact is heart diseases claimed the lives of almost 48,500 Australians in 2008, a a great number of these deaths are largely preventable. National Centre for Monitoring Cardiovascular Disease reports that women have a worse outcome than men after having a heart attack. The 2001 age-standardised prevalence of heart problems, stroke and vascular conditions was 11% higher for females than for males but men were more likely to die from heart problems, stroke and vascular diseases than