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Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Diseases

Sleep apnea and cardiovascular diseases – a bidirectional relationship Most of us spend between a quarter and a third of our lives sleeping, so any disorder that occurs during this period not only it affects our sleep and homeostasis but also the rest of the day. Snoring can often become annoying, especially for those who […]

December 8, 2015, Prevention
Cardiopulmonary Disease

Cardiopulmonary disease is the medical terms used to describe a diverse group of serious disorders affecting the heart and lungs. Treatment options vary depending on the type of cardiopulmonary disease present and may include changes in diet or lifestyle, use of medications issued on prescription or surgery.   The most common cardiopulmonary diseases are hypertension, […]

October 8, 2015, Heart Failure
Peripheral Chronic Arthropathy

  Peripheral chronic arthropathy is defined as a chronic disease which affects the peripheral arteries (in the limbs). Atherosclerosis is the main risk factor in the development of peripheral chronic arthropathy.   Peripheral chronic arthropathy is defined as a narrowing of the lumen of the vessels which affects the blood flow and triggers specific symptoms. […]

October 5, 2015, Vessels
Vasovagal Syncope

Vasovagal syncope is the most common cause of fainting and is triggered when a person’s body reacts in an exaggerated manner to factors such as the sight of blood or extreme emotional stress. Loss of consciousness is short and is caused by a sudden drop in heart rate and blood pressure, which reduces the blood […]

September 20, 2015, Arrhythmias
Obesity and Anorexia

Weight fluctuations, such as those caused by obesity and anorexia, have a major impact on the health of the heart and indicate an increased risk of heart disease.   A good weight control does not mean maintaining a slim silhouette, but a healthy weight, indispensable for the proper functioning of the cardiovascular system.   A […]

September 19, 2015, Prevention
Cancer and Food

Cancer and Food Cancer is a disease which affects a large number of people. Some of the food you consume can increase the risk of cancer from the chemicals they contain.   To avoid cancer, you must adopt a healthy, balanced diet rich in fruits, vegetables, fibre and other natural products. The people who consume […]

September 18, 2015, Lifestyle-Diet
Implantation Of Cardioverter Defibrillator

  What is a defibrillator?   The defibrillator (ICD) is an electronic device that constantly monitors the heart rhythm. When it detects a rapid, abnormal heart rate, it offers energy to the muscle, making the heart to return to its normal rhythm.   Why is an ICD needed?   Tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation are two […]

September 14, 2015, Pacemakers
Effects Of Drinking Alcohol

When the aging process occurs, everyone noticed the changes outside. However, many changes occur in the interior. Some of these relate to impaired metabolism, digesting food, and through alcohol, drugs and supplements.   For this reason, medication side effects are more common in earlier ages.   Also, older patients are more susceptible to harmful interactions […]

September 11, 2015, Prevention