Anaphylaxis is a severe allergic reaction that involves a number of body systems and can be fatal within minutes. It is caused by allergies to certain foods, insect stings, medications, latex or other allergens. There are up to 2,000 episodes of anaphylaxis per every 100,000 people in the U.S. each year. In this episode we will highlight ways to prevent anaphylaxis, see how it is diagnosed and discuss the available emergency treatments that can truly be life-saving.
The goal of the program is to educate viewers about the problem of Atrial Fibrillation and the advancements being made in the diagnosis and treatment of it. Atrial Fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder and it's a very important a health issue. Left untreated it can lead to an increased risk of stroke and heart failure. But there are many effective treatments including surgical ablation and many different drug therapies. In this program we will take the viewer inside the operating room to see surgical treatments for Atrial Fibrillation and through patients stories and expert interviews highlight the improvements in quality of life once Atrial Fibrillation is properly treated.