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Archive for August, 2018

What Is Cholesterol and Why Is It Dangerous?

Cholesterol is a chemical compound that your body needs to aid in the construction of cell membranes and hormones such as testosterone and estrogen. Most of the cholesterol (around 80%) in our body is produced by the liver and the remaining 20% comes from dietary sources such as eggs, dairy, meat, and fish. Plant-based foods […]

The Carotid Doppler Ultrasound Provides Imaging of the Neck Arteries

A Doppler Carotid Ultrasound is a specific procedure within the overall carotid ultrasound process that reveals contractions and blockages in the veins and arteries around the neck. The technique analyses the flow of blood between the heart and the brain and looks for the narrowing of arteries, a condition which is called stenosis. There is […]

Types of Cardiac Arrhythmias

A normal healthy heart beats 60 to 100 beats per minute. An irregular beat is known as cardiac arrhythmias. Heart rates that are above or below the normal range is not considered an arrhythmia. Irregular heartbeat and heart rate are two independent conditions which may or may not manifest together. An arrhythmia which occurs with […]

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