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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.…

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…