Fighting fires raises risk for irregular heartbeat

Fighting fires comes with many risks. But new research shows there's a new one to consider: increased exposure to fires appears to raise the likelihood of developing atrial fibrillation, or AFib, an irregular heartbeat that ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hydroxychloroquine not recommended for treatment of COVID-19

Recently, several physicians hosted a press conference in which one physician claimed that the combination of hydroxychloroquine, the antibiotic azithromycin, and the mineral zinc could cure COVID-19. The video footage of ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

How the heart affects our perception

The heart and brain communicate constantly. For example, when encountering a dangerous situation, signals from the brain ensure that the heart beats faster. When relaxing, the heart slows down. Interestingly, the heartbeat ...


Connecting patients: Talking about congenital heart disease

Congenital heart disease (congenital heart defect) is one or more abnormalities in your heart's structure that you're born with. This most common of birth defects can alter the way blood flows through your heart. Defects ...

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