Is Lightning Dangerous For A Pacemaker

Is Lightning Dangerous For A Pacemaker?

Questions regarding how storms impact pacemakers have been circulating the internet for some time. One story is that static from lightning affects pacemakers, causing them to malfunction or stop working altogether.   But, is it true?    Let’s take a closer look at the science behind lightning and pacemakers to find out.   Is Lightning…

Not so fast_ A heart-smart approach to marathons

Not So Fast: A Heart-Smart Approach To Marathons

Running is a great way to get in shape and boost your heart health, but it’s important to take a few extra precautions to stay safe during endurance exercises, including marathons.    Over the years, incidents of cardiac arrest among marathon runners have sparked questions over a potential link between intense exercise and sudden cardiac…

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Heart Tests: What They Are and When to Get Them

If you have a heart problem, are exhibiting symptoms, or you are at risk for developing cardiovascular issues, your doctor may order a heart test.    But, have no fear!   Heart tests are very common, often non-invasive procedures that help physicians make a diagnosis and develop treatment plans for a variety of heart conditions. …