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Posts tagged heart rate

January 6, 2005

 

Premature Sleep Apnea

Could caffeine save someones life? Find out on this Moment of Science.

May 24, 2004

 

Bradycardia

Learn about bradycardia on this Moment of Science.

March 9, 2004

 

The Anatomy of Fear

What happens in your body when you're frightened? Find out on this Moment of Science.

September 27, 2003

 

Setting the Pace (Heart pacemakers)

Pacemakers are electrical devices that monitor the heart rate and helps get it up to speed when it starts pumping too slowly. The small battery powered disk is inserted just beneath the skin above the heart. A couple of attached wires monitor the heart and carry signals and impulses to and from the heart.

September 27, 2003

 

Thinking about Aging

As you may already know, heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in people who are older than sixty-five. What’s more, there’s a growing body of evidence that emotional stress can contribute to cardiovascular disease.

September 27, 2003

 

What’s a Fever For?

Turn up the heat in the body, and many body processes speed up, including the production of white blood cells and how fast they find infectious bacteria and viruses.

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