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The health benefits of carrot

The health benefits of carrot The health benefits of carrot include reduced cholesterol, prevention from heart attacks, warding off certain cancers and many others. Most of the benefits of carrot can be attributed to its beta carotene and fiber content. This root, which has a scientific name of Daucus Carota, …

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coronary artery bypass graft surgery

Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)this factsheet is for people who are planning to have a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) or who would like information about it. A CABG is ‘open-heart’ surgery to treat coronary artery disease. A CABG uses a blood vessel (called a graft) taken from your chest, …

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coronary artery bypass graft surgery

Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)this factsheet is for people who are planning to have a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) or who would like information about it. A CABG is ‘open-heart’ surgery to treat coronary artery disease. A CABG uses a blood vessel (called a graft) taken from your chest, …

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heart murmur(Overview)

heart murmur(Overview) A heart murmur is an abnormal “whooshing” or “swishing” sound heard with a stethoscope when there is unsteady blood flow near the heart. This sound is different from the usual “lub-dub” heartbeat sound. Heart murmurs can be loud or soft. Most of the time, they are harmless, but …

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Treatment for heart murmurs

Treatment Treatment for heart murmurs depends on the underlying cause. Most innocent heart murmurs do not require treatment, because even with the murmur, the heart is healthy. If a condition like fever or hyperthyroidism is causing an innocent murmur, the murmur disappears once the condition is successfully treated. Innocent heart …

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Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack)

Myocardial Infarction (Heart Attack) Myocardial infarction (MI) is usually caused by a blood clot that stops blood flow in a heart (coronary) artery. You should call for an ambulance immediately if you develop severe chest pain. Treatment with a ‘clot busting’ drug or an emergency procedure to restore the blood …

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