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    Heart CT Scan and Risks

    What is a heart CT scan? A CT scan (Computed Tomography) is a medical imaging technique which uses X-rays to view specific areas of your body. These scans use safe amounts of radiation to make a detailed picture, which can help your doctor to find any complications. A heart, or cardiac, CT scan is used […] More

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    Endocarditis – Symptoms and Causes

    What is endocarditis? Endocarditis is inflammation of the inner lining of your heart, called the endocardium. Generally it is caused by bacteria. When the inflammation occurs due to infection, the condition is called infective endocarditis. Endocarditis is  not common in people with healthy hearts.(1) What are the symptoms of endocarditis? The symptoms of endocarditis aren’t always severe, […] More

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    Coronary Artery Disease – Causes, Symptoms and More

    Coronary artery disease (CAD) or coronary heart disease diminishes blood flow in the arteries that provide blood to the heart. CAD is the most common form of heart disease and affects around 16.5 million Americans over the age of 20.(1) It is the major cause of death in the United States for both men and women.It’s estimated that every 40 seconds, […] More

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    Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) – Symptoms and Causes

    What Is Congenital Heart Disease? Congenital heart disease, also known as congenital heart defect, is a heart deformity present at birth. The problem can affect: the heart walls the heart valves the blood vessels There are various types of congenital heart defects. They can range from simple conditions that don’t even show any symptoms to […] More

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    Atherosclerosis – Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

    What is atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis is a hardening and narrowing of the arteries due to buildup of plaque. Arteries are the blood vessels that transport blood away from the heart to the rest of your body.(1) As you get older, fats, cholesterol, and calcium can deposit in your arteries and leads to the formation of plaque. The formation of plaque makes it […] More

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    Arrhythmia – Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

    What is arrhythmia? An arrhythmia is a abnormal or irregular rythm the heart in which heartbeat became either too fast or too slow. It occurs when electrical impulses that direct and regulate heartbeats don’t work properly. This makes the heartbeat: too fast (tachycardia) too slow (bradycardia) too early (premature contraction) too irragularly (fibrillation) Almost everyone will […] More

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    Shortness of Breath (Dyspnea) – Causes and More

    Dyspnea, also called as shortness of breath, is a abnormal feeling or breathlessness where you may not be able to take a deep breath or having trouble breathing. This is a symptom that can be associated with many different conditions, like  heart failure, asthma and lung diseases. What is dyspnea (shortness of breath)? When you […] More

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    Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction) – Symptoms and Causes

    Heart attack or myocardial infarction occurs because of the blockage of arteries supplying blood to the heart tissues. As a result,cardiac muscles begin to die due to oxygen and nutrient deprivation. Heart attacks also called as myocardial infarctions are very common in the United States. In fact, it is approximated that one happens every 40 seconds. Some […] More

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    Heart Failure – Symptoms and Causes

    Heart failure is the condition in which your heart is unable to pump blood efficiently. Congestive heart failure is a type of chronic heart failure that needs timely medical attention, although the two terms are used interchangeably. Your body cells gets oxygen and nutrient when heart pumps blood. When the cells are feeded properly, the body can […] More

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    Cardiomyopathy – Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

    What is cardiomyopathy? Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle( myocardium). In most of the cases, the heart muscle weakens and unable to pump blood efficiently to the rest of the body. There are many different types of cardiomyopathy caused by many factors such as coronary heart disease and certain drugs. These all can […] More

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    Hypotension (Low blood pressure) Symptoms and Causes

    Low blood pressure is called as hypotension. Your blood exerts pressure against your arterial walls with each heartbeat. And that pushing of the blood against the arterial walls is known as blood pressure. Having a lower blood pressure is good in most cases (less than 120/80). But low blood pressure can sometimes cause tiredness and […] More

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    Hypertension (High Blood Pressure) Causes, Symptoms,

    Hypertension (High blood pressure) is a condition in which the force exerted by circulating blood against arterial walls is elevated enough that it significantly increases the risk of many health complications. Blood pressure is measured by both – the amount of blood your heart pumps and the amount of resistance to blood flow in your […] More