PUBLISHED: 11:11 12 August 2019 | UPDATED: 11:11 12 August 2019 Daniel Hickey A lifeboat from Great Yarmouth and Gorleston was launched to attend a man having a suspected heart attack. Picture: www.aerovisuals.co.uk Archant A man having a suspected heart attack was rescued off the coast. Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Lifeboat were tasked to two rescues on August 11. RNLIGreat Yarmouth and Gorleston Lifeboat was called at 11.29am on Sunday (August 11) to reports a 41-year-old man was experiencing chest pains offshore.The lifeboat launched and proceeded to the casualty's vessel off the coast of Great Yarmouth, in the Holm Channel, the main approach to the town's port. Rod Wells, helmsman, went onboard to assess the casualty and decided he needed immediate evacuation due to the nature of his illness, which was a suspected heart attack.The casualty was transferred to the lifeboat and returned to the station.An ambulance then took the man to Norfolk and Norwich … [Read more...] about Man suffering suspected heart attack rescued off coast
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APPLE'S latest smartwatch can now detect signs of a deadly heart condition – potentially saving lives across the UK. A new update for the Apple Watch Series 4 lets Brits take an electrocardiogram to spot irregular heart rhythm. The ECG feature records the timing and strength of the electric signals that make your heart beat. This allows it to check for atrial fibrillation (AFib), which is the most common form of irregular heart rhythm. According to the AFA, AFib is the most common heart rhythm disorder in the UK, and puts sufferers at increased risk of stroke. "Technology like this could bring us one step closer to helping us to spot problems early on and help us prevent certain heart conditions from developing," said June Davison, Senior Cardiac Nurse at the British Heart Foundation, speaking to The Sun. Apple Watch ECG – how does it work? The feature was announced last year and launched in the USA, but it's finally arrived in the UK today. To bring the live-saving tech to … [Read more...] about Apple Watch ECG feature that spots deadly heart condition arrives in UK – and doctors say it could save your life
By Alix Martichoux, SFGATE Published 12:55 pm PDT, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 FILE — A man stands on a paddleboard while a surfer loses his surfboard at Mavericks Beach, where waves were 20-30 feet high on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Half Moon Bay, Calif. FILE — A man stands on a paddleboard while a surfer loses his surfboard at Mavericks Beach, where waves were 20-30 feet high on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Half Moon Bay, Calif. Photo: Paul Kuroda / Special To The Chronicle Photo: Paul Kuroda / Special To The Chronicle Image 1 of / 13 Caption Close Image 1 of 13 FILE — A man stands on a paddleboard while a surfer loses his surfboard at Mavericks Beach, where waves were 20-30 feet high on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Half Moon Bay, Calif. FILE — A man … [Read more...] about Surfer says he’s lucky to be alive after suffering heart attack while surfing Mavericks
A new report estimates that nearly half of all U.S. adults have some form of heart or blood vessel disease, a medical milestone that's mostly due to recent guidelines that expanded how many people have high blood pressure.The American Heart Association said Thursday that more than 121 million adults had cardiovascular disease in 2016. Taking out those with only high blood pressure leaves 24 million, or 9 percent of adults, who have other forms of disease such as heart failure or clogged arteries.Measuring the burden of diseases shows areas that need to improve, the heart association's chief science and medical officer, Dr. Mariell Jessup, said in a statement.RELATED: Are you having a heart attack? 7 PHOTOS Silent signs of a heart attack See Gallery Silent signs of a heart attack Fatigue Dr. Stacey E. Rosen, MD, a Go Red For Women cardiologist at North Shore-LIJ Health System, says this is one of the most common symptoms she sees (especially in women heart attack patients). … [Read more...] about Nearly half of U.S. adults have heart or cardiovascular disease
When a Virginia woman went to the emergency room with shortness of breath, anxiety, sleeping troubles and difficulty swallowing water, doctors thought she was having a panic attack. But her symptoms were actually due to something much rarer: she had a rabies infection — one that would prove fatal — which she contracted from a dog bite while on a yoga retreat in India, according to a new report. The case marks only the ninth time in the past decade that a person has died from rabies in the U.S. from an infection acquired abroad, according to the report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The tragic case highlights the need for travelers to be aware of the risks of rabies when visiting certain countries and to receive "preexposure" rabies vaccines before travel when recommended, the report said. [The 9 Deadliest Viruses on Earth] The report is published in the Jan. 4 issue of the CDC journal Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. The 65-year-old … [Read more...] about Doctors Thought a Woman Was Having a Panic Attack. She Actually Had Rabies.