Posts Tagged ‘Heart Attack’

Heart Health and the Couch Potato: Sit at Your Own Risk

Thursday, August 12, 2010 15:22 No Comments

Guest Post Submitted by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

We’ve all made the excuses…you can’t face the drive to the gym, you’re too tired at night, getting up in the morning is a chore or it’s too hot or cold outside. So you cozy up on the couch in front of the television. If you’re a […]

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How to Save a Life – Push Hard and Fast

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 17:48 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA

What would you do?
What would you do if you witnessed the sudden collapse of an adult?
Would you just stand-by and watch?
Would you call 911?  Would you initiate CPR?
Research reveals that bystanders have been reluctant to perform CPR on a person who drops to the ground because they are hesitant about […]

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Huffingtonpost Readers Comment on Heart Attack Post

Monday, March 15, 2010 12:01 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
I recently posted a blog, “Do You Know the Signs of a Real Life Heart Attack, Not the Hollywood Version?” on Huffingtonpost and I thought I would share a few comments that the blog received from Huffingtonpost readers.
Thank you to the HuffPo readers for their comments and thanks to those […]

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Do You Know the Signs of a Heart Attack?

Monday, February 22, 2010 11:02 No Comments

By Barbara Ficarra, RN, BSN, MPA
Are you thinking about the classic Hollywood example?
The classic example of a Hollywood heart attack is a person clutching their chest, gasping for a breath and falling to the ground.
After all, Hollywood is hot for drama, and when it comes to portraying a person having a heart attack, the exaggerated […]

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