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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Tachycardia

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. …

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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 …

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