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9 Common Myths About Heart Disease

The heart is a four-chambered organ which pumps deoxygenated blood to the lungs for oxygenation and then pumps the oxygen-rich blood back to the whole body. Any problems in the structure of the heart can affect its functioning. Most heart conditions affect the cardiac muscles, the blood vessels, the electrical conduction system, and the valves of the heart. The signs…

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7 Things You Need To Know Before A Bypass Heart Surgery

A heart surgery can be a stressful situation for everyone. Good knowledge regarding your heart’s condition, what to expect from the procedure, lowering risks of the surgery, and aftercare can help alleviate your fear. This article explains 7 essential things that you should know before you proceed with your heart surgery. 1. What is Heart bypass surgery? Heart bypass surgery…

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9 Symptoms Of Cardiac Disease In Women

Heart or cardiac disease is one of the leading causes of death in women. Women sometimes experience vague or even no symptoms. It is mostly, a silent threat in women. This is the main reason why cardiac disease in women go undiagnosed and is only detected when the complications arise. Types of cardiac diseases in women Coronary microvascular disease: It…

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How Does Stress Affect Heart Health?

Stress is a physical or mental response to any demand. It can be triggered either by positive or negative changes. Positive stress is usually a driving force, which motivates a person to achieve his or her goals. Negative stress may demotivate a person, and he or she might develop one or more chronic diseases, which in worse conditions may lead…

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How Is Coronary Angioplasty Performed?

The heart is one of the most vital organs in our body as it pumps oxygen-rich blood to all the body parts through arteries and thus maintains life. As you grow old, a fatty substance called plaque builds up inside your arteries leading to a condition called atherosclerosis. Over time, these plaques become hard and may break open resulting in…

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What Is Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery?

Coronary artery bypass surgery is a surgical procedure to treat blockages in the coronary arteries. The arteries are bypassed by a blood vessel graft to restore the normal blood flow to the heart. Usually, these grafts are taken from the patient’s arteries and veins located in the chest, leg, or arm. The graft creates a new pathway around the blocked artery to supply…

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT HEART SURGERY

An open heart surgery is a surgical procedure where the chest is cut open to operate on the heart.  It is used to correct several types of heart problems such as birth defects of the heart, heart valve diseases and coronary artery disease.  It can fix problems in the heart valves and arteries, restore blood flow or replace a diseased…

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Classification And Symptoms Of Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

The aorta is the largest arterycarrying oxygenated blood away from the heart to all parts of the body. Sometimes this aorta gets enlarged due to the weakness of the artery walls, leading to a condition known as an aneurysm. This aneurysm can develop anywhere along the aorta. A particularly important aneurysm ic called the Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm (TAA). Thoracic Aortic…

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Are You At Risk Of Atrial Fibrillation And Stroke?

Atrial fibrillation refers to a medical condition that is characterized by irregular heartbeats. This usually happens because the atria (the two upper parts) quiver due to some dysfunction of the heart’s electrical system. Atrial fibrillation is risky, considering the fact that such irregular heartbeats may often lead to the pooling of blood. This pooling ultimately leads to the formation of…

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