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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Erica Garner declared bain dead by doctors at Woodhull hospital

Doctors at Brooklyn's Woodhull Medical Center declared Erica Garner brain dead -- five days after she suffered a massive heart attack. Family members were called to the hospital to say their goodbyes before Garner, 27, is removed from life support.

The person updating Garner's Twitter account complained on Tuesday that NYPD officers banned them from the intensive care unit where Garner has been since she suffered a heart attack on Saturday.

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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

The recent untimely deaths of Internet stars Auntie Fee (pictured above) and Q Worldstar serve as reminders that heart disease is the number 1 killer of men and women in the U.S.

For many people the first sign or symptom of heart disease is death. This is why heart disease is called the silent killer.

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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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Franklin Foulks and Jamal Rutledge

A quick-thinking teenager may have saved the life of a police officer who apparently suffered a heart attack or stroke.

In September, Fort Lauderdale officer Franklin Foulks, 2nd from left, was in the process of booking 16-year-old Jamal Rutledge when he suddenly collapsed on the floor of the holding area. With no other officers in the vicinity, Officer Foulks was at the teen's mercy.

But Rutledge jumped into action, screaming and kicking on the fence until officers responded.

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Chaga blood-sucking bug

A deadly blood-sucking parasite, introduced into America by Mexicans crossing the porous southern border, has infected up to 300,000 Americans -- and 300,000 more Americans are expected to be infected by year's end according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Doctors at the CDC compare the deadly "kissing bug" disease to the virus that causes HIV/AIDS.

Chaga blood-sucking bug

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7 Heart Attack Warning Signs Women Shouldn't Ignore

According to a report on Foxnews.com, an estimated 38,000 women under age 50 suffer heart attacks each year in the United States.

Studies show that most women can't differentiate between a heart attack and indigestion.

Most women who are having a heart attack put off going to the emergency room because the symptoms are so vague. Knowing the warning signs of a heart attack can mean the difference between life and death.

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Heart attack

A Michigan man was found dead in a parked car after he had apparently Googled his symptoms on a university computer, CBS Detroit reports.

Cops found the man's body in a car in the parking lot of Grand Valley State University. The man, who was in his late 30s, was not a student at the university, but there are indications that he visited the school's computer lab.

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George Bush clogged arteries

Former President George Bush underwent a procedure earlier today to place a coronary stent in a blocked coronary artery in his heart. The coronary stent will keep the artery open to allow adequate blood flow in his heart.

The blockage was discovered during Bush's annual physical exam at the Cooper Clinic in Texas, reports Fox News. The procedure was performed at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital," according to a statement.

Patients who undergo stent placements must take oral anticoagulants (blood thinners) for life to keep blood clots from forming around the stents. Patients are at risk of stroke from blood clots and a buildup of white blood cells around the stent. Coronary stents are typically used to prevent heart attacks in people who are diagnosed with Coronary Artery Disease caused by Atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries or clogged arteries).

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