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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 good news is that you can prevent new fatty buildup …

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Exercising With A Heart Condition


Exercising With A Heart Condition If you’ve recovering from a heart attack or have been diagnosed with coronary artery disease or congestive heart failure, regular exercise can be a vital part of your therapeutic program. However, this exercise should be tailored to your medical situation. In most cases, you will need a specific rehabilitation prescription that is designed and supervised …

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blood pressure generation


How is blood pressure generated? During relaxation of the heart (diastole) the left ventricle of the heart fills with blood returning from the lungs. The left ventricle then contracts and pumps blood into the arteries (systole). The blood pressure during contraction of the ventricle (systolic pressure) when blood is being actively ejected into the arteries is higher than during relaxation …

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low blood pressure and causes


 low blood pressure and causes Conditions that reduce the volume of blood, reduce cardiac output (the amount of blood pumped by the heart), and medications are frequent causes of low blood pressure.     * Dehydration is common among patients with prolonged nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Large amounts of water are lost when vomiting and with diarrhea, especially if the patient …

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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 flow through the blocked artery are usually done as soon …

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Heart Failure


Heart Failure Heart failure can be caused by various heart conditions. Symptoms include fluid retention, breathlessness and tiredness. Medication can usually ease symptoms, and can often improve the outlook (prognosis).  How does the heart work?The heart has four chambers – two atria and two ventricles. The walls of the heart chambers are made mainly of special heart muscle. Each heartbeat …

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How heart valves works?


The human heart is an efficient muscular pump thathas four chambers—two atria and two ventricles—each closed off by a one-way valve. In the course ofa day, the heart contracts and expands on average100,000 times, pumping approximately 2,000 gallonsof blood. By opening and closing in a synchronizedmanner, the four valves keep the blood flowing in aforward direction.Blood from the veins enters …

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Dental Problems and Overall Health


Is there a Relationship between Dental Problems and Overall Health Problems?  Yes, dental health and overall health are closely linked. The mouth can be seen as a gateway to a large amount of micro-organisms. These can sometimes be harmful to your health, causing infections that can reach other organs of your body. They find their way either by the digestive …

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High Blood Pressure


High Blood Pressure: Things You Can Do to Help Lower YoursWhat is high blood pressure?Arteries are blood vessels that carry blood from your heart to the rest of your body. Normal arteries are smooth and flexible, and blood flows easily through them. As the blood moves through your arteries, it puts pressure on the artery walls. This is your blood …

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Tachycardia: A rapid heart rate, usually defined as greater than 100 beats per minute. The tachycardias include sinus tachycardia, paroxysmal atrial tachycardia (PAT), and ventricular tachycardia. Sinus tachycardia is due to rapid firing of a normal structure called the sinoatrial (sinus) node which is the natural pacemaker of the heart. Sinus tachycardia occurs in response to exercise, exertion, excitement, pain, …

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take care your heart


For those of you who want to be healthy but still fun, there is now a new sport that combines the style of hip hop style of young people with a heart-healthy exercise. Exercise called ‘Hip-Heart’ was deliberately created to prevent young children exposed to the risk of heart disease and other cardiovascular disease. “The focus of prevention of heart …

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