Linda Martinez

Bio

Specialties:

  • cardiac care nursing

Affiliation:

  • Presbyterian Heart Group

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, April 4, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Depression may increase the risk of heart failure, a new study suggests.

    Researchers looked at nearly 63,000 people in Norway who underwent physical and mental health assessments.

    Over 11 years, close to 1,500 of the participants developed...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Although steroids are often given to patients undergoing heart bypass surgery, a large new study suggests this common practice has no benefit and could actually be harmful.

    Researchers found preventive steroids do not improve the outcome of thes...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A drug commonly used to treat diabetes does not help prevent heart failure in non-diabetics who've had a heart attack, according to a new study.

    Researchers said results from the rigorous clinical trial dispute previous findings that showed the ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    FRIDAY, March 28, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Reduced use of aspirin and the addition of three new blood thinners as treatment options are among the recommendations in updated guidelines to manage a heart rhythm disorder called atrial fibrillation, which is a major risk factor for stroke.

    Ac...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    SUNDAY, March 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Though more study needs to be done, new research suggests that a simple blood test could help predict the heart attack risk of patients experiencing chest pain.

    The Swedish study found that patients with chest pain who have undetectable levels o...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, March 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A new wireless pacemaker appears safe and feasible for use, potentially advancing the technology that cardiologists use to maintain heart rhythm in patients, according to results from a new clinical trial.

    Doctors successfully implanted the devic...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, March 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Shortness of breath while bending over is a newly identified symptom of advanced heart failure, researchers say.

    This obvious symptom can help alert doctors that heart failure patients have excessive fluid retention, according to cardiologists ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiac Surgery:

    MONDAY, Feb. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- About one in 10 heart surgery patients has persistent pain for up to two years after the operation, a new study reveals.

    The study included more than 1,200 patients aged 18 and older who had heart procedures -- such as b...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pharmacy:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it will investigate possible links between the diabetes drug saxagliptin and a heightened risk for heart failure among users.

    In a statement, the agency said that the probe was spurred ...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Americans with heart disease are now more likely to die from cancer, lung disease and neurological causes than from heart problems, compared with 20 years ago.

    That's the finding of a new Mayo Clinic study that tracked about 20,000 patients who un...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, Jan. 23 (HealthDay News) -- Six proteins handle cell-to-cell communication that regulates the heartbeat, researchers have found, but until now only one of those proteins had been identified.

    The smallest of the proteins directs the largest in fulfillin...Full Article

  • Linda Martinez
    The medications used to treat heart failure come from guidelines written by experts who review all the research and translate the research into standards for treatment. These standards are usually written by professional, medical organizations. The ones used most commonly for treatment of heart failure...Read More
  • Linda Martinez
    Normal heart rate range varies greatly throught the day in most people. It also varies with age. It is usually higher in infants. Heart rate varies for a good reason. When we exercise, are in pain or are running a fever, the heart rate goes up to increase blood flow to all the cells of the body....Read More
  • Linda Martinez

    Palpitations are often caused by consumption of caffeine, alcohol, and decongestants. Tobacco use can also cause palpitations. Sugar consumption in most people does not cause palpitations. However, if a person has low blood sugar episodes, consumption of too much simple sugar can cause a strong insulin

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  • Linda Martinez

    Ventricular fibrillation is treated by applying an electric shock to the chest externally or directly to the heart internally so that the electric current that runs through the cells of the heart can be reset and the normal pacemaker of the heart can take over. Electric current can be applied directly

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