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Echocardiograms Offer Comprehensive Data Regarding Heart Problems

An echocardiogram is a test that makes use of ultrasound waves to take pictures of your heart in motion. The results acquired from this test allow the cardiologist to take a closer look at the functioning of your heart’s muscles and valves. What Are The Uses Of An Echocardiogram? You might be asked to take […]

How to Know When Someone Has Heart Failure

Given our sedentary lifestyles and unhealthy eating habits, cardiovascular diseases have become fairly common in this day and age. Sometimes referred to as congestive heart failure, heart failure may be defined as the condition in which the patient’s heart muscles stop pumping blood normally. More often than not, heart failure is caused by an underlying […]

An ECG Test Identifies Heart Problems

An electrocardiogram test or (ECG) is a heart test that can detect cardiac abnormalities. It is one of the most common medical tests to determine whether your heart is healthy. It measures the electrical activity generated by the heart as it contracts. An electrocardiograph is used to record the patient’s ECG. Sticky electrodes are placed […]

What Happens to Your Body During a Heart Attack?

A heart attack, also known as a myocardial infarction, is a medical condition that causes the heart to become permanently damaged. Here, “myo” means muscle, “cardial” means heart, and “infarction” means tissue-death caused by the lack of blood supply. Your heart muscle requires a steady and controlled amount of blood supplied to it at all […]

Coronary Artery Stenting Can Alleviate Significant Blockage

We live in a fast-paced society that is constantly nurturing the concept of competition. As we struggle to live in such a society, we make certain changes to our lifestyle that ultimately have some dire consequences. The need to be constantly moving leaves us with a severe lack of time, even to properly take care […]

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 […]

Detect Arterial Issues with a Coronary Angiogram

A coronary angiogram is a treatment that utilizes X-ray imaging to provide a clear view of the blood vessels. It is a useful test for spotting any irregularities, such as restricted blood flow to the heart. The Coronary Angiogram is the most common of the group of procedures known as Cardiac catheterization. It can help […]

Are You Showing Signs of Atrial Fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation is a sort of literal ticking time bomb in your chest. It’s a rapid and irregular heartbeat that can significantly increase your chances of acquiring heart-related complications such as strokes, heart failure etc. The upper chambers of the heart, the atria, beat irregularly and often chaotically, completely out of tune from the lower […]

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