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Does a Heart Murmur Mean Heart Disease?

Heart murmur. The term alone can spark concern and questions about heart health.    When diagnosed with a heart murmur, it’s common to wonder if it signals something more serious, like heart disease. This article aims to provide clear (and reassuring) information about the nature of heart murmurs and their relationship with heart health.  …

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AED Safety: Can They Be Used on Any Age?

When a defibrillator is required, a common question arises in the moment: Can AEDs be used safely and effectively on any age? This concern is particularly crucial when dealing with vulnerable populations like infants.    In this article, we’ll cover AED safety and effectiveness, special considerations, and guidelines for the correct and safe use of…

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Are All AED Pads the Same?

In defibrillators, every detail matters, and a critical component of this equipment is the AED pads.   But are all AED pads the same? In an emergency where every second counts, having the right pads on hand can help save a life.    In this article, we will discuss the differences between basic types of…

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Can Aeds Be Stored Outside?

Winter brings unique challenges for storing AEDs. With cold temperatures, snow, and ice, it’s important to consider how these conditions can affect AED functionality. On the warmer side of things, summer also doesn’t bode well for AEDs that aren’t protected from the excessive summer sun and heat.     Today, we’ll be addressing the question ‘Can…

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Can Heart Failure Be Reversed?

In Canada, 750,000 people live with heart failure, a condition where the heart can’t pump blood effectively, with a further 100,000 Canadians diagnosed every year. Contrary to what the name suggests, heart failure doesn’t mean the heart has stopped, but rather that it’s not working as efficiently as it should.    A popular question among…

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Why is My Heartbeat So Fast?

Halloween is almost here, and with it comes all kinds of fun scares that might make our hearts beat faster.    But, what about those other times when our hearts race, and there’s no scare in sight? Sometimes, a fast heartbeat might be telling us something important about our heart health that we shouldn’t ignore.…

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The REAL Story of Smoking and Heart Health

According to the World Health Organization, 22.3% of the world’s population smoke, which contributes to an annual toll of 8 million deaths attributed to tobacco use.    Smoking harms nearly every organ in the body, but its effects on the heart are particularly profound. It’s a leading risk factor for heart disease, and the impact…