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High blood pressure and Hypertensive heart disease

Hypertensive heart disease refers to heart conditions caused by high blood pressure. It’s not a single disease, but rather, a number of different heart disorders all caused by the same thing: the heart working under increased pressure. Hypertensive heart disease includes, among other conditions, heart failure, thickening of the heart …

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The health benefits of beet

The health benefits of beet The health benefits of beet include anemia, digestion, constipation, piles, blood circulation, kidney disorders, skin care, dandruff, gall bladder disorders, cancer, and heart diseases. Beets or beetroots, as they are called, belong to the Chenopodiaceous family. Health benefits of beet roots can be attributed to …

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Coronary angioplasty

Coronary angioplasty This factsheet is for people who are considering having a coronary angioplasty, or who would like information about it. Coronary angioplasty involves flattening the fatty material that can build up inside the walls of the main blood vessels (arteries) to the heart, causing them to narrow. Your care …

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diagnosie heart conditon

This factsheet is for people who are being tested for a heart condition, or who would like information about such tests. A doctor may suggest one or more tests in order to understand the exact cause of symptoms such as chest pain or palpitations (an unpleasant awareness of your heartbeat, …

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arrhythmia

Arrhythmia (palpitations) This factsheet is for people who have an arrhythmia, or who would like information about it. An arrhythmia is a disturbance of the normal electrical rhythm of theheart. Arrhythmias (sometimes called palpitations) may occur  continuously or just occasionally. Animation – The different types of arrhythmiaAbout arrhythmiasSymptoms of arrhythmiasCauses …

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heart murmur (Causes and Risk Factors)

Causes and Risk Factors Innocent heart murmurs can be caused by exercise, pregnancy, and fever. Aging and heart surgery can cause changes in the heart that may result in an innocent murmur. Other conditions that can cause innocent heart murmurs include anemia (low red blood cell count; lack of red …

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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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heart murmur(Diagnosis)

Diagnosis Typically, heart murmurs are discovered when a physician listens to the heart with a stethoscope during a routine physical examination. If the physician detects any unusual heart sounds, he or she will ask about the patient’s medical and family history and about the presence of any symptoms (e.g., chest …

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heart murmur(Signs and Symptoms)

Signs and Symptoms Heart murmurs usually do not cause symptoms. In most cases, innocent and abnormal heart murmurs are detected when a physician hears them through a stethoscope.However, if a heart murmur affects the heart’s ability to pump blood properly, the following signs and symptoms may develop: Chest painDecreased tolerance …

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If you’ve had a heart attack…

Preventing A Second Heart AttackIf you’ve had a heart attack, you’re at risk of another. Here’s what you can do to lower that risk. If you’ve had a heart attack, you probably have coronary artery disease. This is the buildup of fatty deposits called plaque in your blood vessels. The …

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