Heart attack

Rapper DMX in hospital after heart attack

Mr Richman told US media he didn't know whether the heart attack was brought on by a drug overdose, as reported by TMZ.

DMX has publicly battled substance abuse for years, and been to spend several periods in rehab.

He is seen as a hip-hop icon, and has collaborated with artists including JAY-Z, Ja Rule, Eve and LL Cool J as well as appearing in films.

The 50-year-old, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was taken to hospital in White Plains, New York late on Friday evening, Mr Richman said, where he is surrounded by his family.

Demi Lovato 'had three strokes and a heart attack' after 2018 overdose

The US pop star, 28, says in a new documentary trailer: "My doctors said that I had five to 10 more minutes."

Lovato also told reporters she had been "left with brain damage and I still feel the effects of that".

Those effects include blurry vision that means she can't drive and made reading difficult, she revealed.

The former child star was taken to hospital in July 2018 after being found unconscious at her Los Angeles home. The overdose, reportedly of opioids laced with fentanyl, came a month after she revealed she had broken six years of sobriety.

Former India cricket captain stable in hospital after heart attack

The 48-year-old president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is "responding well to treatment", the body's secretary Jay Shah said.

He developed chest pains while exercising and has now had surgery.

Ganguly played 113 Tests and 311 one-day internationals, captaining India in the longest format 49 times between 2000 and 2005.

Doctors said Ganguly had an angioplasty - a procedure to unblock a coronary artery - in hospital in Kolkata and would be monitored for 24 hours.

Can you have a silent heart attack?

The classic description of the sensation of a heart attack is that it’s like a heavy weight crushing your chest accompanied by a feeling of overwhelming anxiety. In films people clutch their chests, show panic in their eyes and then fall to the floor. And it can happen just like that. But not always.

How heart attack strikes

It actually begins in a simple process, says cardiologist Dr Suresh Venkita.

The heart muscle pumps all the time – from the day it begins in the foetus, it continues beating – day in, day out, with no rest at all.

For this, the heart requires blood to flow continuously through the coronary artery to its muscle.

Two major arteries are responsible for the blood supply to the heart. These coronary arteries are small tubes that carry oxygenated blood from the aorta to the heart muscle.

Breast implants skew heart attack test

Dr Sok-Sithikun Bun, from Monaco, did a small trial, with 48 women, and found electrocardiogram (ECG) tests, which measure the electrical activity of the heart, were often unreliable because the breast implants "got in the way".

Dr Bun is presenting his findings at a conference in Austria.

Having a pre-implant ECG for doctors to refer to would help, he said.

Firefighters have higher heart attack risk 'because of heat'

The study may explain why heart disease is the leading cause of death among on-duty firefighters, the researchers from the University of Edinburgh said.

Firefighter Simon McNally, who was physically fit, had a heart attack while at work, at the age of 36.

"The doctor said if I'd gone home instead of coming to hospital I probably wouldn't have woken up."

He had been working as an instructor in Essex for three years where he set fires inside a shipping container three or four times a day, and was exposed to temperatures of 600-1,000C.

This might be how stress and heart attacks are linked

Activity in the amygdala, a region of the brain associated with fear and stress, can predict your risk for heart disease and stroke, according to a study published in the journal The Lancet on Wednesday.

Carrie Fisher stable after heart attack

Fisher, 60, who played Princess Leia Organa in Star Wars, is in the intensive care unit of a Los Angeles hospital.

Cardiac 'bruising' may predict worse heart attack

Patients with this sign on scans more often develop serious problems like heart failure, says the Glasgow team.

It's hoped the discovery could help with preventing such complications.

Half a million UK people have heart failure and heart attacks are the leading cause.

Heart failure can leave people unable to do simple everyday tasks, such as climbing the stairs.

Symptoms occur because the damaged heart doesn't have enough strength to pump blood around the body efficiently.