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Therapeutic Options for Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation is the most common heart rhythm disorder. This may cause heart diseases (for example: hypertension, valvular) or extra-cardiac causes (for example: hyperthyroidism, alcohol consumption). As a mechanism of the atrial fibrillation it is due to electrical microcircuits at the atria levels (atria – the upper chambers of the heart). Depending on the duration of […]

Varicose Veins – etiology, diagnosis, treatment

Definition Varicose veins represent irregular, permanent dilatation of the veins on the calf surface. Can be grouped into two categories: Idiopathic varices Secondary varices (occurring in certain occupations with prolonged orthostatism): waiters, barbers, security guards etc. In terms of the incidence of varicose veins, it occur more frequently in women. Etiology Conditions favoring venous stasis, […]

April 13, 2014, Vessels
Syncope – Causes, Diagnosis

Definition Syncope is manifested clinically by transient loss of consciousness caused by global cerebral hypoperfusion and is characterized by sudden tripping with short duration and total spontaneous recovery. Faintness is characterized by malaise, without loss of consciousness. Sometimes to be considered as a transient loss of consciousness of short duration it is accompanied by post […]

April 13, 2014, Arrhythmias
Aortic Stenosis

Symptoms Investigations Treatment Indications for valve replacement Aortic stenosis represents a lesion that consists of narrowing the aortic orifice thus realizing an obstacle to emptying the left ventricle. The causes can be either congenital (lesion being present since birth) and acquired by calcification, sclerosis and interesting for Rheumatic valve. Causes The most common form of […]

April 12, 2014, Aortic Stenosis Valvulopathy
Myocardial Infarction – Medical Treatment at Discharge

Article Content Protocol in Myocardial Infarction Causes of Myocardial infarction Precipitating factors Myocardial infarction Symptoms Risk Factors Diagnosis and Investigations Treatment of myocardial infarction – heart attack Normal life after Myocardial infarction Antiplatelet and anticoagulant treatment Aspirin in doses between 75 and 325 mg has shown a 25% decrease in death and re-infarction in patients […]

April 9, 2014, Myocardial Infarction
Benefits of Healthy Eating in Heart Disease

According to statistics in every day about 2,700 people in the whole world die of heart disease.  Among the factors that contribute to the onset of the heart diseases we include: smoking, stress, genetics and last but not least food. Eating, for cardiac patients involve a number of restrictions in the daily diet, so they […]

April 8, 2014, Lifestyle-Diet
Angina Pectoris – Strategies for Protecting the Heart

Pectoral angina is a pain of the heart which does not receive enough blood, oxygen, in order to activate the pump function. Pectoral angina is not a disease but a symptom of an underlying disease, usually coronary disease which fits in the pathology of ischemic heart disease. Basically on a coronary which is the vessel […]

April 6, 2014, Stable Angina
Angina Pectoris Characters – Chest Pain

Angina pectoris is defined as pain (discomfort), located most often retrosternal that has relatively specific characters, precipitated of physical effort and relieved by rest or sublingual nitroglycerin. Characteristics of angina Location: typical retrosternal, rarely precordial, epigastric, interscapular – spinal or just in the irradiation zone; Irradiation: the most common are at the level of the […]

April 6, 2014, CAD Stable Angina
Heart Failure – Diet and Recommendations

The first treatment measures which must be applied in a heart failure are related to lifestyle modification. Heart failure regime People with obesity are advised to lose weight by 10-20% in 6-12 months. Also the weight should be monitored, and if there is an increase in weight of more than 2 kg in 3 days, […]

April 5, 2014, Heart Failure