Fever

Rheumatic Fever By Dr.Deepti M

In rheumatic fever,many organs in the body are affected.Heart is the major organ affected by the disease.In Rheumatic fever, heart is swollen in all its layers.

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Blood Pressure

Hypertension 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.

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Heart Attack

SYMPTOMS OF A HEART ATTACK

Symptoms include: Not feeling comfort, pressure, heaviness, or pain in the chest, arm, or below the breastbone. Not feeling comfort radiating at the back, jaw, throat, or arm. Fullness, indigestion, or choking feeling (similar to heartburn). Sweating, nausea, vomiting, or dizziness. Feeling very weak,anxiety, or shortness of breath. Fast or irregular heartbeats.

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CAD

Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Artery Disease is a condition in which plaques build up in the walls of the coronary arteries (the vessels that supply blood to the heart muscle)

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Cardiac Defibrillators

Implantable Defibrillators

These devices are implanted in the chest to control sudden problems in patients who suffer from an abnormally fast heart rhythm.

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Electrocardiogram

ECG

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.

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Defibrillation

What Is Defibrillation?

An apparatus used to control heart fibrillation by application of an electric current to the chest wall or heart-delivers electrical energy to an afflicted heart.

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About heart disease

Heart Attack or Cardiac Arrest?

One need to know about the difference between heart attack and cardiac arrest, the leading causes of heart-related deaths.

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About Heart Disease

Heart Disease

When the heart is in a really bad shape, the outcome of neither a heart attack nor a cardiac arrest is in our control, so it might be a good idea to do something about our heart before it gets really bad and destroys us.

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Bradycardia

What Is Bradycardia?

It is basically a heart rate that is under 60 beats per minute while a person is at rest and usually not detectable unless the heart rate drops to below 50 beats a minute.

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Chest Pain

Angina Or Chest Pain

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.

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Cardiology

Cardiology

The branch of medicine that deals with diseases and abnormalities of the heart. Cardiologists treat diseases and irregularities of the heart.

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About An ECG

ElectroCardioGram or ECG 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 through the 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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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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Cardiologist

Looking for a cardiologist who will offer the best results is essential if you are experiencing any problems with your heart. These doctors are trained to understand how the heart works, and they are able to diagnose problems and find solutions. With the latest forms of technology, these doctors have state of the art equipment. This equipment is ideal for …

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How To Avoid A Heart Attack

Coronary artery is the main blood vessel that supplies the heart muscles with blood, nutrients and oxygen for functioning. When fat droplets contained in the blood deposits on the walls of the coronary artery over an extended period of time this can cause the artery to narrow or constrict. If constriction results the individual can experience pain or an unbearable …

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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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Heart Failure

Heart failure does not mean the heart has ceased working but it means that the heart’s pumping power is abnormal. With heart failure, blood moves through the heart and body at a slower rate, and pressure in the heart increases. As a result, the heart cannot pump enough oxygen and nutrients to meet the body’s needs. The chambers of the heart respond …

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Heart Failure Treatment Is a Team Effort

Heart failure success management is a team effort, and you are the main player on the team. Your heart doctor will prescribe your medications and manage other medical problems. Other team members — including nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, exercise specialists, and social workers — will help you achieve success. But it is up to YOU to take your medications, make dietary changes, live …

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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 Can I Improve My Quality of Life With Heart Failure?

There are many things you can do to better the quality of your life if you have heart failure. Among them are: Eat a healthy diet. Limit your consumption of sodium (salt) to less than 2,000 milligrams (2 grams) each day. Eat foods high in fiber. Limit foods high in fat, cholesterol, and sugar. Reduce total daily intake of calories to …

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What Medications Should I Avoid if I Have Heart Failure?

There are many various types of medications that are best avoided in those with heart failure including: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications such as Motrin or Aleve. For relief of aches, pains, or fever take Tylenol instead. Most antiarrhythmic agents Most calcium channel blockers (if you have systolic heart failure) Some nutritional supplements, such as salt substitutes, and growth hormone therapies Antacids that …

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