ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER

Bodybuilding icon Arnold Schwarzenegger is reportedly recovering in a cardiac intensive care unit after undergoing emergency heart surgery on Thursday, March 29, WENN.com reports.

The Terminator star had been scheduled for a catheter valve replacement at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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young African American businesswoman having heart attack

This post, originally written on Feb. 24, 2016, is being bumped up because one of my loyal readers suffered a heart attack a few days after the New Year. She requested a Medical Minute post to warn her fellow Rose Garden members about the warning signs of a heart attack.

Please heed the warning signs. Black people are at greater risk for heart attacks due to the prevalence of high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes in the black community.

It can happen to you.

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Eric Garner in a medically-induced coma in ICU

 

The daughter of Eric Garner is in a medically-induced coma after suffering another cardiac arrest. Erica Garner, who protested against police brutality after her father died in 2014, is in critical condition at Woodhull hospital after suffered a heart attack on Saturday night.

Doctors say Erica had an enlarged heart which was discovered after she gave birth to her son in August. The 27-year-old suffered her first cardiac arrest a month after her son was born.

Erica’s mother told reporters her daughter was in a medically-induced coma.

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Heart Disease

A new heart attack study in Minneapolis found that a high number of heart attack victims weren’t taking Statins — medications that lower “bad” cholesterol in the blood. Statins also works in the liver to prevent the formation of cholesterol

The study conducted by a group of Minneapolis cardiologists reviewed 1,000 patients who suffered their first heart attacks.

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Auntie Fee

TMZ triggered a wave of despair on Black Twitter when the gossip tabloid erroneously reported famed viral video chef Auntie Fee died of a massive heart attack. Hours later, TMZ published an update of Aunt Fee’s condition after her family disputed the death reports on her official Facebook page.

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