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Symptoms Of Cardiovascular Diseases

  Each type of heart disease can occur with certain symptoms, but there are many different heart diseases that have similar signs and symptoms. These depend on the type and severity of cardiac disease.   It is important that each of us to learn to recognize them, in order to ask for medical opinion if […]

March 26, 2015, Heart Failure
Cardiac Tamponade

Cardiac tamponade: the compression of the cardiac cavities due to exerted pressure on the heart, by increasing the volume and pressure of pericardial fluid. ● as the fluid builds up, the pressure affects compliance created and it is sent transmurally to the cardiac wall, consequently increasing the interventricular pressure. This leads to decreased ventricular filling […]

March 22, 2015, Pericardium
Cardiovascular Diseases In The Elderly

  Cardiovascular disease in the elderly is a topic of particular interest given that, on the one hand it is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in this population, and that in the last century, the population over 60 years (which is the arbitrary limit set by WHO from which a person is considered […]

March 17, 2015, Heart Failure
The Role Of Aspirin In Primary Prevention

 Aspirin is the most widely used antiplatelet agent; its effectiveness is proven by numerous clinical studies. Antiplatelet use of aspirin has proven useful in preventing thrombotic events in patients at risk of a number of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Clinical studies have shown, however, a risk reduction of stroke and a substantially higher benefit for […]

March 16, 2015, Prevention
Right Ventricular Infarction

Once thought to be rare, right ventricular infarction is known to occur at approximately 30% of patients with myocardial infarction with Q wave. In most patients, the amount of right ventricular myocardium affected by infarction is small and therefore, signs or symptoms of right ventricle failure appear rarely. Mild right ventricular dysfunction can be demonstrated […]

March 15, 2015, Myocardial Infarction
Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension occurs when the blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries rises above normal. Symptoms of pulmonary hypertension include: shortness of breath (dyspnea) during routine activities, fatigue, chest pain, pounding heartbeat. When the disease gets worse, its manifestations may limit any physical activity. There are three situations that may affect the pulmonary arteries and can […]

March 14, 2015, Vessels
Pulmonary Embolism

The pulmonary embolism represents the obstruction of the pulmonary arteries. Once the artery is obstructed, usually by one or more emboli, the blood oxygen level decreases and the pulmonary pressure increases. Pulmonary embolism caused by large thrombus can cause sudden death, usually within 30 minutes of the onset of symptoms. Smaller thrombi can cause irreversible […]

March 13, 2015, Vessels
Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW) is a congenital malformation involving the presence of an abnormal conductive tissue between the atria and ventricles which is frequently associated with the appearance of supraventricular tachycardia. It requires activation of the ventricles before the normal contraction  (pre-excitation) through an extra ventricular path, called accessory, bypasses the AV node.   Classical electrocardiographic […]

March 9, 2015, Congenital
Irritable Colon – simple remedies

Irritable Colon Remedies. No etiology is known for irritable colon, but it is believed that intestinal muscles contract stronger and more prolonged in people who suffer from this condition. The most common manifestations of this syndrome are diarrhea, constipation, abdominal pain, mucus in stool. It should be identified and removed from the diet the foods […]

March 4, 2015, Colon
Aortic Aneurysm

The aorta is the largest artery in the human body. It stretches from the aortic valve (from the heart) until the middle third of the abdomen, where it divides into the two common iliac arteries. It carries oxygenated blood necessary for the body’s metabolism. The aorta is divided into two major segments: thoracic aorta and […]

March 3, 2015, Congenital