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Patent Ductus Arteriosus

Patent ductus arteriosus is a communication between the aorta and pulmonary artery in the fetus, which at birth physiologically closes due to increased blood pressure and decrease oxygen prostaglandins. It normally closes in the first 10-15 hours of life, the patent ductus arteriosus being the result of not closing it. Patent ductus arteriosus is more […]


April 5, 2014, Congenital
What is PH to our body? How does it influence our daily life?

PH is an abbreviation for potential hydrogen. In fact, the PH is the measured hydrogen in ion concentration. If the PH value is higher, there are more alkaline and oxygen in the fluid analysis. On the other hand, if the pH is lower, therefore more acidic and deprived of oxygen is the concerned fluid. Alkaline […]


April 4, 2014, Prevention
Arterial Hypertension

Arterial hypertension is a major cardiovascular risk factor whose incidence continues to grow in terms of population aging. Definition Arterial hypertension is defined by values ​​of SBP> = 140 mmHg and / or DBP> = 90 mmHg, decreased by treatment in these values ​​being beneficial to the patient. Mechanism For most cases of arterial hypertension there is […]


April 4, 2014, Hypertension
Mitral Stenosis

Mitral stenosis is a heart condition which consists of mitral valve thickening which becomes rigid, it cannot be fully opened. Article Content Anatomy and physiology Causes Symptoms Risk Factors Investigations Treatment Evolution, Complications Patients Life This condition can cause various complications such as cardiac arrhythmias (abnormal electrical activity that are perceived by the patient as heart […]


Statins – Lipid-Lowering Medication

Statins are a class of drugs that lower blood cholesterol. Statins work by inhibiting an enzyme that participates in the synthesis of cholesterol; thereby lowering cholesterol is the main biochemical consequence. Following large-scale studies, statins have been shown to represent the class of lipid-lowering drugs with the highest efficiency in primary and secondary cardiovascular prevention. This […]


March 30, 2014, Cholesterol
Acute and Chronic Sinusitis – Symptoms and Complications

Acute and Chronic Sinusitis has as its main cause infections that in the first stage are usually viral, then can be complicated by bacterial overgrowth. Acute bacterial sinusitis has as its main symptoms Rhinorrhea with purulent matter and / or congested with nose sinus pain or pressure sensation sinus. The location of these symptoms depends […]


March 28, 2014, Sinuses
Swollen Glands – Causes

Swollen glands. Spleen and lymph nodes are a part of the peripheral immune system. Swollen glands can meet in various infectious diseases, auto immune diseases, endocrine and metabolic diseases, neoplasia and most hematological diseases. The discovery of an enlarged lymph node in a current medical practice raises serious suspicion of suffering, but it often proves […]


March 25, 2014, Glands
Cirrhotic ascites

Ascites is an accumulation of fluid in the abdomen that occurs as a complication of liver cirrhosis during evolution. The occurrence of ascites is due to decreased hepatic production of proteins (hypoalbuminemia), increased pressure in the portal system (portal hypertension) and lymphatic stasis. Even if a patient does not have ascites, but has cirrhosis, it […]


March 22, 2014, Liver
Liver cancer – hepatocellular carcinoma

Hepatocellular carcinoma is the name for primary liver cancer. It appears mainly at the patients with cirrhosis (80 – 90 of cases). It is estimated a mortality of 33% among the people with cirrhosis due to the hepatocellular carcinoma. The mortality in the U.S. is 14 000 per year. Causes The major risk for developing […]


March 22, 2014, Liver