The final episode of Vodafone Healthline’s tenth season dwelt on the causes and prevention of cardiac arrest.
Cardiologist Aba Folson disclosed the causes of heart attacks and outlined measures to prevent them.
She pointed out that cardiac arrests happen when the heart’s electrical system malfunctions.
According to the doctor, the causes of a cardiac arrest range from heart valve diseases to congenital heart diseases, among others.
Dr Folson pointed out that maintaining a healthy lifestyle, which includes making good dietary decisions and exercising frequently, could limit the chances of experiencing a cardiac arrest.
This episode also saw a recap of stories of beneficiaries with health complications who had received help from Vodafone Ghana.
The myth busters section sought to uncover whether massaging babies’ heads with warm water could help shape them.
Medical Practitioner, Kwekuma Yalley indicated head sizes are genetic, and thus cannot be changed through massaging or other forms of manipulation.
“If your father’s head is square, and your mother’s head is square, based on genetics, you will have a square head,” said Dr Yalley.
During This Week in Medicine, Dr Yalley highlighted the work of John Murphy, the first medical practitioner to have performed endovascular surgery without opening the skull.