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The Tragedy of Kidd Kraddick

Posted by M C on Sunday, August 18, 2013, In : Heart Disease 
Kidd Kraddick in the Morning

Kidd Kraddick (center) was the 53-year-old radio host of the long-running nationally syndicated morning radio show, Kidd Kraddick in the Morning, at the time of his sudden death on July 27, 2013.
The news of his death hit the young people in our community hard as many of them had spent their teen years listening to his then late-night show on KEGL out of Dallas.

According to autopsy reports, Kraddick’s cause of death was the result of arteriosclerotic and hyperte...

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Atrial Fibrillation - An Abnormal Heart Rhythm

Posted by M C on Saturday, January 26, 2013, In : Heart Disease 
What Is AF?
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common heart arrhythmia in Western countries and occurs mostly in the elderly.  AF produces a rapid and irregular heartbeat, during which the atria (the upper two chambers of the heart that receive blood) quiver, or fibrillate, instead of beating normally.

Because the rapid and irregular heartbeat produced by AF cannot pump blood out of the heart efficiently, blood tends to pool in the heart chambers.  This increases the risk of blood clot forma...
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Valentine's Day Is Not the Time for a Broken Heart

Posted by M C on Sunday, February 5, 2012, In : Heart Disease 

In the U.S. heart disease is the number one cause of death.  In this country, there are nearly 1,700 deaths every day from heart disease.  Even on that most adored day of love and flowers, 1,642 people will die from a broken heart according to The National Center for Health Statistics.

Many people die from a heart attack without ever realizing they had heart disease.  Risk factors for cardiac disease include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, obesity, lack of exercise or a fam...

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