Which one of the following statements is true?
Each year, heart disease claims the lives of
more women then breast
cancer and lung cancer combined.
A greater percentage of women die within one year of a heart attack than men.
The death rate of African-American women due to cardiovascular disease is
greater than white women.
Diabetes is a risk factor for heart disease.
The answer: All of them. And experts say they represent only the tip of the
iceberg when it comes to the facts...
No surgery is needed to check your
pacemaker settings. The doctor places a special programming device directly on
your chest, over the pacemaker (on top of your skin and clothes), and
"interrogates" the pacemaker. The pacemaker automatically sends back
information about how it is currently programmed. Based on what you need, your
doctor can use similar techniques to reprogram the pacemaker to work
The strength and length of the impulse sent to the
heart muscle and how fast the pacemaker will go can be programmed into the
Primary Medical Reviewer
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer
Rakesh K. Pai, MD, FACC
June 2, 2011
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
June 02, 2011
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