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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a condition that affects optimal blood circulation to the limbs, head, and the stomach. The condition occurs due to peripheral arteries becoming narrower and affecting blood supply; particularly in the legs. Symptoms of PAD You may have PAD if you experience symptoms such as leg cramps and pain quite regularly. […]
Coronary artery disease or CAD is one of the most common of all heart problems affecting millions of people worldwide. The condition affects the coronary arteries that supply blood to the heart. It is also simply referred to as heart disease or sometimes as coronary heart disease. This disease causes the coronary artery to become […]
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