Short-term exposure to small airborne particles spewed from cars, power plants, and other industrial sources may cause an irregular heart rate. Serious stuff, because it could open the door to heart arrhythmias and even heart attacks in people who are over 60 or have heart or lung diseases.
Robert C. Bianco, MD
- interventional cardiology
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Can air pollution affect heart health?
What is diuretic resistance?
Discovery Health answered
Diuretic resistance is a term used to describe a condition that some heart failure patients exhibit. The condition occurs when not enough excess fluid is flushed out by the diuretic drugs. It occurs more often in patients with moderate or severe heart failure.
What is the long-term outlook for babies born with coronary heart disease?
Greenville Health System answered
Because of improvements in surgical and catheterization techniques, the majority of children who were born with coronary heart disease (CHD) are now living well into adulthood. In fact, there are more adults with congenital heart disease than there are pediatric patients -- approximately 1.3 million adults in the U.S. However, most are not receiving appropriate clinical follow-up. The lack of follow-up is related to a lack of access to care and to the fact that many patients do not know they need follow-up. Many adults with CHD believe that their CHD was “cured” by previous surgical procedures. In reality, they require lifelong follow-up for residual or new cardiac defects. Adults with CHD face many medical and social challenges, and these patients will benefit from the comprehensive, cohesive and collaborative care.
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