Tag: heart attack

St. Jude Recalls Defibrillators for Battery Hazard

St. Jude Recalls Defibrillators for Battery Hazard

St. Jude Medical has announced a Class I recall for approximately 175,625 implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) because the battery can run out too soon and require emergency surgery or cause death.

/ February 14, 2018
Painkiller NSAID Risk

Heart Attack Risk Up 50% in 1st Week of Taking Painkillers

New research has found that painkillers like Advil, Motrin, and Aleve may increase the risk of heart attack by 20-50% in the first 7 days, with higher doses and longer treatment associated with higher risks.

/ May 10, 2017