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 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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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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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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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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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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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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How Can I Prevent Further Heart Damage?

As with any chronic illness, heart failure is best controlled by early diagnosis and prevention. Sometimes, the cause of heart failure is idiopathic (another name for “cause unknown”), but in many cases, lifestyle is a major factor. One additional note: Claims that women are less vulnerable to heart failure than men are untrue. Heart failure affects women and men equally, …

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How To Prevent Heart Failure From Worsening?

Keep your blood pressure low. In HF(Heart failure), the release of hormones causes the blood vessels to constrict or tighten. Therefore the heart must work hard to pump blood through the constricted vessels. It is important to keep your blood pressure as low as possible, so that your heart can pump effectively without extra stress. Monitor your own symptoms. Check for changes …

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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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What Are the Types of Heart Failure?

Systolic dysfunction (or systolic heart failure) occurs when the heart muscle does not contract with sufficient force, so there is minimum oxygen-rich blood that is pumped throughout the body. Diastolic dysfunction (or diastolic heart failure) occurs when the heart contracts normally, but the ventricles do not relax properly or are stiff, and less blood enters the heart during normal filling. A calculation done during …

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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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What Causes Heart Failure?

Heart failure is caused by various conditions that damage the heart muscle, including: Coronary artery disease (CAD), a disease of the arteries that supply blood and oxygen to the heart, causes decreased blood flow to the heart muscle. If the arteries become blocked or severely narrowed, the heart becomes starved for oxygen and nutrients. Heart attack. A heart attack occurs when …

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What Are the Treatments for Heart Failure?

Treatment of heart failure concentrates on slowing or reversing its progression. Starting early treatment will be a better result. From a initial diagnosis, your doctor will recommend several lifestyle changes. You may be asked to reach and maintain a healthy weight, increase your activity level (after consulting your doctor), restrict salt intake, restrict fluid intake, and avoid alcohol. If you …

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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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The Basics About Heart Failure

Heart failure is a cardiac condition in which the heart is unable to function sufficiently to meet the body’s needs. Because heart failure can be produced by many kinds of cardiac disease, it is among the most prevalent of cardiac problems. Patients with heart failure often suffer from shortness of breath and fatigue, and have difficulty with physical exertion. Their …

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Treatments for Heart Disease

Besides the drug treatments and surgery, there are a various treatments for heart disease. Drug treatments for people with heart disease can aid to lower the blood pressure or cholesterol, prevent or dissolve blood clots, relieve and avoid angina symptoms, or improve the strength or rhythm of the heart’s contractions. Medical methods to diagnose and treat heart disease include coronary …

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What Is Ischemia?

Cardiac ischemia happens when plaque and fatty matter narrow the inside of an artery to a point where it cannot supply adequate oxygen-rich blood to meet your heart’s needs. Heart attack can occur – with or without chest pain and other symptoms. Ischemia is most commonly experienced during: Exercise or exertion Eating Excitement or stress Exposure to cold Coronary artery disease or CAD …

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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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