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Palpitations – Cures and Treatments

Cures and treatments for palpitations. Arrhythmia is an irregularity in heartbeat . Normal rhythm of the heart is changed. The causes of these arrhythmias are ranging from heart diseases, drug reactions or can occur naturally. Clinical manifestations of arrhythmias are often palpitations . They are described by patients as unpleasant sensations, ” hesitation “, ” flickering […]

September 8, 2013, Heart Remedies
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
Cardiovascular risk factors in hypertension

1. Age in men over 55 and women over 65. 2. Smoking increases cardiovascular risk in patients with hypertension. 3. Dyslipidemia – which translates as: – Total cholesterol values ​​greater than 190 mg/dl; – The values ​​of LDL-cholesterol (bad) over 115 mg/dl; – The values ​​of HDL-cholesterol (good) in men under 40 and women under […]

April 3, 2013, Heart
Fallot Tetralogy – diagnosis, treatment

In Tetralogy of Fallot are present four heart defects: ventricular septal defect (large), pulmonary stenosis (narrowed pulmonary valve), right ventricular hypertrophy and the aorta  that sits astride the septum. Symptoms are: cyanosis (bluish coloration), dyspnea (shortness of breath) during feeding, growth deficit, seizures, hypoxia / anoxia (episodes that can be fatal). Disease diagnosis is done […]

March 4, 2013, Heart
Dilated Cardiomyopathy

Dilated cardiomyopathy is the result of myocardial damage that may lead to heart failure, predominantly ventricular dilatation and systolic dysfunction. Clinical manifestations which occur most frequently are represented by dyspnea (shortness of breath), fatigue and peripheral edema. The diagnosis is based on objective clinical examination, chest radiography and echocardiogram. Causes of dilated cardiomyopathy The most […]

February 24, 2013, Heart
Atrial Fibrillation – paroxysmal, persistent, permanent – Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Causes and classification of atrial fibrillation Common causes of atrial fibrillation are hypertension, cardiomyopathy, mitral valve and tricuspid valve disease, hyperthyroidism and increased alcohol consumption. Less common causes: pulmonary embolism, atrial septal defect, congenital heart defects, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, inflammation of the myocardium and pericardium (pericarditis). Atrial fibrillation is acute when the onset is […]

February 23, 2013, Heart
Myocarditis – causes, signs, symptoms, treatment

Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle. It is a disease of the heart muscle which is structurally and functionally abnormal in the absence of coronary artery disease, hypertension, valvulopathy, congenital heart disease. The diagnosis of myocarditis is most often a diagnosis of exclusion. Due to the risks, the endomyocardial biopsy is rarely practiced. […]

February 17, 2013, Heart