Browsing Archive: November, 2008

Why Are Younger Persons Dying From Heart Conditions?

Posted by Natasha E. Russell on Sunday, November 9, 2008, In : Acquired Heart disease 

It would appear that the younger generation is marked for death in this century.  The youths are being attacked on different angles.  Young people are dying from drug abuse, violence among teens, HIV and AIDS and to add insult to injury the young are having heart attacks,angina and strokes.

In the early 1990's when I studied cardiology, you were taught then that you would not suspect a heart attack in anyone under the age of 50 years old for males and 60 years old for women.  The times have c...

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Managing Director, CARDIOVMEDS

I have been working in the field of Cardiology and open heart surgery since 1991. I worked first as a perfusionist, then as a cardiovascular technologist. My duties have included working in the cardiac cathetherisation lab, analysising the 24-48 hour ambulatory ECG ( holter), assisting with various diagnostic tests. I have also worked as administrator of the paediatric cardiac surgery program. Key achievements have been presentation at the Caribbean Cardiac Conference on topics such as: Diagnosing Right Ventricular Infarction : The role of the technician Familial Atrial Fibrillation (FAF) Revealed