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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 of arrhythmiasDiagnosis of arrhythmiasTreatment of arrhythmiasQuestions and answersRelated topicsRelated Bupa …

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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 heart murmurs can sometimes indicate a heart condition that needs …

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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 murmurs in women who are pregnant do not require treatment. …

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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 for physical exertionLight-headednessRapid heartbeatShortness of breathIn addition, the following symptoms …

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basic information about heart disease

basic information about heart diseaseArteries The heart supplies blood to itself through two coronary arteries and to parts throughout the body through 20 major arteries. These arteries are pliable tubes with thick walls that enable them to withstand the high blood pressure they endure each time the heart beats. This structure helps even out the peaks and troughs of blood pressure …

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Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation What Is It?SymptomsDiagnosisExpected DurationPrevention TreatmentWhen To Call a ProfessionalPrognosis  What Is It? Atrial fibrillation is a type of cardiac arrhythmia, which is an abnormal heart rate or rhythm. Atrial fibrillation causes a rapid and irregular heartbeat, during which the upper two chambers of the heart that receive blood (the atria) quiver or “fibrillate” instead of beating normally. During a …

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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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Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables

TUESDAY, Aug. 31 (HealthDay News) — Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in saturated fats can significantly lower the risk of heart attack for people with mildly elevated blood pressure, Johns Hopkins University researchers say. The diet they examined — called the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) — was designed to lower blood pressure …

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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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Treatment to restore blood flow in the blocked coronary artery

Treatment to restore blood flow in the blocked coronary arteryThe part of the heart muscle starved of blood does not die (infarct) immediately. If blood flow is restored within a few hours, much of the heart muscle that would have been damaged will survive. This is why an MI is a medical emergency, and treatment is given urgently. The quicker …

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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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