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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – symptoms, investigations, treatment

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a disease of the myocardium with a variable evolution, characterized by hypertrophy of the left ventricle without associated conditions that may explain the hypertrophy (eg, hypertension, aortic stenosis, athlete heart). It is a genetically transmitted disease, being the most common from the group of cardiovascular diseases. The main feature of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy […]


June 10, 2013, Heart
Guillain-Barre syndrome – acute idiopathic polyradiculoneuritis

Polyradiculoneuritis is an inflammatory disease that affects the nerves and evolves rapidly. The cause of Guillain-Barre is probably autoimmune, the myelin sheath of nerves being destroyed by antibodies. Debut Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuritis begins between 5 days and 3 weeks, usually after a trivial infection, surgery or a vaccine. This episode seems to trigger autoimmune […]


June 9, 2013, Heart
Myocardial infarction – stent placement

Coronary angioplasty with stent implantation in the early hours of acute myocardial infarction may be: primary angioplasty, angioplasty associated with pharmacological reperfusion therapy and rescue angioplasty (if pharmacological therapy was not successful). Primary Angioplasty Compared with fibrinolytic therapy performed in the first 6-12 hours after symptoms started the primary coronary angioplasty has proven a more […]


June 8, 2013, Heart
Video: coronary angiography with or without stent implantation – indications, risks

The main indications of coronary angiography with or without stent implantation are stable or unstable angina, myocardial ischemia, myocardial infarction. Elective indication is for patients with angina who remain symptomatic despite optimal medical treatment. Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty is done by puncturing a peripheral artery (femoral, radial) through which is advanced a catheter guide to the coronary arteries. Under fluoroscopic […]


June 8, 2013, Heart
Multiple Sclerosis – Treatment

Currently, multiple sclerosis has no etiological treatment (to treat the underlying cause). Instead, knowing the pathogenic events of the disease allowed the development of therapeutic possibilities which in certain conditions increase the chances of a significant number of patients to modify the natural evolution of the sclerosis. Thus, it is followed the interval between relapses, […]


April 28, 2013, Brain
Tension-type headaches, stress headaches

Tension-type, stress, contracture headaches are part of psychogenic primary headaches, although a number of recent studies are in favor of a neurological basis – at least for the most severe types of tension-type headaches. Are the most common type of headaches, with a prevalence of 30-78% in the general population. It is more common in […]


April 28, 2013, Brain
Diet and exercise in the treatment of diabetes

Diet plays an essential role in the treatment and control of diabetes complications. This should be accompanied by exercise and quitting alcohol and smoking. Coffee consumption is permitted in small quantities and diluted. The diet is mandatory and is determined together with the doctor. He knows the formula for calculating caloric needs, tailored to each […]


April 17, 2013, Pancreas Treatments
Alcoholic Coma – Symptoms, Treatment

During alcoholic coma onset, the patient shows signs of acute alcoholism: diplopia (double vision), dysarthria (can not pronounce words), cerebellar ataxia (drunk walking, jerky language), vertigo (dizziness), agitation with hallucinations and delusions. Coma is installed at a blood alcohol level of 3-4 g per thousand, with face congestion and conjunctivitis, tachycardia, ethanol halitosis (mouth odor). […]


April 16, 2013, Medical
Kidney stones – causes, medical treatment

Formation of urinary calculi is a complex process with multiple predisposing and protective factors, explained over time by multiple theories, more or less inclusive. In terms of biochemical, the urine is a complex solution, saturated with organic, inorganic and mixed salts. They are in a very unstable equilibrium dependent of general concentration, of each component […]


April 11, 2013, Kidney and bladder
Alzheimer’s disease – symptoms, investigations, treatment

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common cause of dementia syndromes after age 65. The disease prevalence increases with age. Most cases are sporadic. Characteristic pathological lesions are: cerebral atrophy with neuronal loss, senile plaques, amyloid angiopathy (accumulation in the cerebral vessels of amyloid deposits). Alzheimer’s Disease Symptoms Dementia syndrome of Alzheimer’s disease often begins by impaired memory of recent […]


April 8, 2013, Brain