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Twenty years after a heart attack, five years after a quadruple bypass, Gene Cragoe was driving to his office when his heart stopped. He wound up in someone’s yard. Luckily, it was across the street from an EMT who had just arrived home – and knew exactly what to do.
Fall is known as the harvest season for a reason. It’s the perfect time of year to take advantage of the cornucopia of fresh produce that is available.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that up to 20 percent of the U.S. population gets the flu each year and more than 200,000 are hospitalized. But those are only estimates.
Shannon Cockrell waited for her daughter to come from the nursery. Instead, the new mother was met by the doctor bringing information about congenital heart defect Tetralogy of Fallot.
Speed is better than
Children who receive a heart transplant as soon as a suitable donor is available are predicted to have better quality-adjusted survival than those who wait.
Women with CHD
may have low risks
Pregnant women with congenital heart disease had very low risks of irregular heart beat or other heart-related complications during labor and delivery, but they were more likely to undergo cesarean section and remain in the hospital longer.
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