Howie Mandel Opens Up About Heart Condition

Thursday, 08 May 2014 03:47 PM

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
When comedian Howie Mandel was diagnosed with a heart condition, it was hardly a joke. He tells Fox News, he did not know the first thing about his condition — atrial fibrillation — but he is now trying to raise awareness about the ailment.

Before he was diagnosed during a routine checkup in 2009, Mandel, 58, had never heard of AFib, a type of irregular heartbeat that affects approximately 5.8 million Americans.
 
"I learned that it is an irregular heartbeat, but I didn’t even notice it," he said. "And then I found out if you have it, you’re five times more likely to have a stroke."
 
Although Mandel had been feeling lightheaded, dizzy and tired, he did not take the symptoms seriously, in part because he is an avid runner.
 
"I run seven miles a day, so I just thought I pushed it a little hard," Mandel said.
 
Since his diagnosis, Mandel manages his condition by eating a healthy diet and exercising regularly. He has also teamed up with Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer for the "Fibs or Facts" campaign.

Urgent: Assess Your Heart Attack Risk in Minutes. Click Here.

-

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Medical Devices Skate Through FDA Reviews: Studies

Monday, 29 Sep 2014 17:25 PM

Every day, people receive medical implants that may not have been rigorously tested before or after their approval by th . . .

FTC Cracks Down on 'Weight-Loss Underwear'

Monday, 29 Sep 2014 17:19 PM

Companies that sold underwear infused with caffeine and sold as weight loss aids have agreed to refund money to customer . . .

Too Many Heart Scans Pose Radiation Risks: Cardiologists

Monday, 29 Sep 2014 17:10 PM

Doctors need to make sure patients understand the radiation-related risks of heart imaging tests before sending them for . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved