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Hypertension-A silent killer-By Dr.Deepti M

The increased pressure of the blood in the blood vessels is called hypertension. Nowadays, there are millions of people throughout the world, who are becoming the victims of this dreadful disease. Yet, they are unaware of the serious implications that this condition poses on their health. Sometimes, people are also not aware, that they have hypertension. In majority of the …

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Pear Shaped Fat Storage May Not Help Avoid Heart Disease-By Kathy Trumbull, MD.

People who are “apple-shaped”, with more fat carried around the stomach, have been considered more at risk for heart disease and diabetes than those who are “pear-shaped”, with more fat carried in the buttocks, hips and thighs. It was simple: apple-shaped men were considered to be at higher risk than pear-shaped women. New research provides evidence that the protective benefits …

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Chest Pain Treatment

Angina or chest pain happens because the heart is not receiving enough oxygen. The pain is normally in the chest and may also be felt in the shoulder, arm, or jaw. Not all chest pain is angina and it may be difficult to determine the cause of chest pain. The treatment for angina depends on the severity of the symptoms and the results …

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Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) is a condition in which plaques(a fatty deposit on an artery wall in atherosclerosis ) build up in the walls of the coronary arteries (the vessels that supply blood to the heart muscle). These deposits can gradually block the artery, or they can suddenly rupture, causing a more acute obstruction. Basically, the heart muscle requires a continuous supply of oxygen and …

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Heart Disease -Vascular

Vascular Heart Disease –  has the potential of being reversed in some cases and can take on different and specific disorders in the body. PAD (Peripheral Artery Disease) is a form of vascular disease that affects the body’s blood vessels or coronary arteries. The peripheral arteries are those outside of the heart and these arteries can accumulate deposits of fat and …

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Coronary Heart Disease And Pregnancy

Coronary heart disease, is the narrowing blockage of the coronary artery, a large blood vessel that supplies blood to the heart. This narrowing is caused by fatty deposits in the artery itself and is the leading cause of heart attacks.. Cardiac disease of all types is, indirectly, the leading cause of maternal death. The risk of developing coronary heart disease …

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About Heart Disease

Heart Attack or Cardiac Arrest? Statistics shows that several thousands of people die daily of heart disease globally. One need to know about the difference between heart attack and cardiac arrest, the leading causes of heart-related deaths. Perhaps it’s a good idea for all of us to educate ourselves of these diseases. When the heart is in a really bad …

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Bad And Good Cholesterol

Wide advertisements in magazines that are published and shown on television, you may be touched to see at least one related to cholesterol. You’ve probably seen many that deal with drugs to reduce LDL (low density lipoprotein) cholesterol and HDL (high density lipoprotein), among others. With so much information, you probably have wondered what does it all mean. And although it seems that …

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What Are The Symptoms of Heart Failure?

Sometimes you may not have any symptoms of heart failure, or the symptoms may be mild to severe. Symptoms can remain unchanged or can come and go. The symptoms can include: Congested lungs. Fluid back up in the lungs can cause shortness of breath with exercise or difficulty breathing at rest or when lying flat in bed. Lung congestion can also cause a …

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Symptoms of Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital heart defects may be discovered before birth, right after birth, during childhood, or not until adulthood at times. It is possible to have a defect and no symptoms at all. Sometimes it can be diagnosed because of a heart murmur on physical exam or an not normal EKG/ECG or chest X-ray in people with no symptoms. In adults, if symptoms of congenital …

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Symptoms of Heart Valve Disease

Heart valve disease may include: Difficulty in breathing. You may notice this most when you are doing your routine activities or when you lie down flat in bed. Weakness or dizziness. Discomfort in your chest.Feeling a pressure or weight in your chest with activity or when going out in cold air. Palpitations (this may feel like a fast heart rhythm, not regular …

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Symptoms of Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a type of arrhythmia. Mostly people with AF experience many of the these symptoms: Heart palpitations (a sudden pounding, fluttering, or racing feeling in the heart). Not enough of energy. Dizziness (feeling faint or light-headed). Chest discomfort (pain, pressure, or discomfort). Shortness of breath (difficulty breathing during normal activities). Some patients with atrial fibrillation,sometimes will not have …

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Symptoms of Arrhythmias

Symptoms of arrhythmias, or an not normal heart rhythm, are present, they may include: Palpitations (a feeling of skipped heart beats, fluttering or flip-flops in your chest). Pounding in your chest. Dizziness or feeling light-headed. Fainting. Shortness of breath. Chest discomfort. Weakness or fatigue (feeling very lethargic).

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