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Too Much Salt, Not Enough Potassium – Risk of Heart Disease

Recent research involving people have found that higher sodium intake was associated with increased mortality from cardiovascular disease. At the same time, higher potassium intake was associated with lower mortality risk. Most likely elevated blood pressure related to high sodium intake is one of the reasons for this increase in heart disease. High blood pressure increases the risk of heart …

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Can Surgery Be Used to Treat Heart Failure?

In heart failure, surgery is introduced at stopping further damage to the heart and improving the heart’s function after other methods failed indefinitely. Procedures used include: Coronary artery bypass grafting surgery. The commonest surgery for heart failure is bypass surgery. Your doctor will determine if your heart failure is caused by coronary artery disease and if you have blockages that can be bypassed. …

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How Is Heart Failure Diagnosed?

Doctors will ask you many questions about your symptoms and your medical history. You will be asked about any conditions you have that may cause heart failure (such as coronary artery disease, angina, diabetes, heart valve disease, and high blood pressure).So it’s good to have your health data with you when you visit your doctor You will be asked if you smoke, …

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Types of Heart Failure

There are 3 main categories of heart failure — dilated cardiomyopathy (cardiomyopathy is a term that means heart muscle disease), hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and diastolic dysfunction. Once you are sure which category of heart failure you have, you can read below to learn more about your condition. Dilated cardiomyopathy is the most common variety of heart failure; most people who are told …

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How Does Coronary Artery Disease Develop?

CAD developing at a young age, whereby cholesterol-laden plaque can commence to deposit in the blood vessel walls. As you get older, the plaque accumulation builds up, inflaming the blood vessel walls and raising the risk of blood clots and heart attack. The plaques release chemicals that promote the process of healing but make the inner walls of the blood vessel sticky. …

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What Is Coronary Artery Disease?

Heart disease is a result of plaque buildup in your coronary arteries — a condition called atherosclerosis — that leads to blockages. The arteries, which begins out smooth and elastic, become narrow and rigid, restricting blood flow to the heart. The heart becomes lack of oxygen and the vital nutrients it needs to pump properly.

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Symptoms of Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, heart attack every type of heart problem requires different treatment but may have same warning signs. It is essential to consult your doctor so that you can receive a correct diagnosis and early treatment. Educate to recognize the symptoms that may cause heart disease. Call your doctor if you begin to have new symptoms or if …

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ElectroCardioGram

ECG (electrocardiogram) is a test that measures the electrical activity of the heart. The heart is a muscular organ that beats in rhythm to pump the blood throughout the whole body. The signals that make the heart’s muscle fibres contract come from the sinoatrial node, which is the natural pacemaker of the heart. In an ECG test, the electrical impulses …

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Cholesterol: Is Our Heart In Danger?

What is cholesterol -it is a waxy steroid of fat produced in liver or intestine, used for the synthesis of hormones and cell membranes and transported in the blood plasma of all mammals. Cholesterol is a very important structural component of plasma membrane of mammals required for maintaining proper membrane permeability and fluidity. It is also an essential agent required …

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4 Heart Failure Problems

Among the reasons the main four reasons for heart failure are high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, and valveular heart disease. The result is the heart becomes unable to effectively pump blood to the body. Long-term high blood pressure (hypertension), if left untreated, can lead to the heart becoming enlarged, which can cause this condition. Medication and dietary changes …

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