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An Introduction to Stress Echocardiography Test

6 June, 2016
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What is a Stress Echo Test? Stress Echocardiography, also known as Stress Echo test, is conducted to check the working of heart muscles and blood vessels. Started in early 1980’s, the test checks the motion or contractile of heart at rest and under stress. Stress Echo Test is conducted by an experienced cardiologist. Since the flow …

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7 Tests for Cardiovascular Disease Diagnosis

12 September, 2016
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Cardiovascular Disease refers to a medical condition that is caused by a hindrance in heart’s blood supply due to plaque or fatty substance buildup in the coronary arteries. This condition is also referred to as Coronary Heart Disease (CHD). Main risk factors for CAD include high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol levels, smoking and uncontrolled …

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Heart Bypass Surgery vs Angioplasty – Which is better?

10 March, 2018
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Heart Bypass Surgery vs Angioplasty has always been a dilemma in the mind of the patients who suffer cardiac blockages. To resolve the heart bypass surgery vs angioplasty dilemma and choose the right line of treatment, understanding the pros and cons of each are important. Most of the cardiologists would go an extra mile

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Atrial Septal Defect / Hole in Heart – Things You Should Know

15 February, 2018
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Atrial Septal Defect (ASD), commonly known as Hole in Heart, is a congenital disorder of the heart that involves a hole in the wall (septum) that divides the two upper chambers of the heart. The defect causes freshly oxygenated blood in the upper left chamber of the heart (or left atrium) to flow into the …

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Heart Attack Treatment and Diagnosis

12 August, 2017
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Most people don’t comprehend that they are having a heart attack or a heart disease in general until they have chest pain (angina or a heart attack). With each passing minute after a heart attack, the heart tissue loses oxygen and deteriorates or dies an irreversible death. Therefore, one should never ignore even the trivial …

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Everything you need to know about Cardiac Arrhythmia

9 June, 2016
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What is Cardiac Arrhythmia and what triggers the condition? Cardiac Arrhythmia stands for a cardiac ailment that leads to an irregular heartbeat. It occurs when the electrical signals that control the heartbeat are delayed or blocked. This condition can occur for various reasons including stress, alcohol or drug abuse and even excessive consumption of caffeine. …

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Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG) Surgery – Things to Know

27 May, 2016
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Research by the American Heart Association has revealed that Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (CABG Surgery) is one of the most frequently conducted major open-heart surgeries. What is CABG Surgery? It is a kind of procedure that is used in the treatment of coronary artery disease (CAD). This disease is caused due to the thinning of …

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Aortic Aneurysm Symptoms & Management

25 May, 2016
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1. What is an Aortic Aneurysm? An aortic Aneurysm refers to an abnormal bulge in the artery – in most cases, the aorta, which is one of the major arteries that supply oxygen-rich blood to other parts of the body. The aorta is elastic in structure and can withstand the pressure of the blood. Sometimes, …

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3 Types of Brain Infections

25 May, 2016
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A majority of the times infections in the brain are because of a virus or bacteria, but in some cases parasites and fungi can infect the brain too. Mainly, there are 3 types of brain infections Brain Abscess Meningitis Encephalitis Brain Abscess is the collection of material (usually from an infection) inside the brain. Meningitis …

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Diabetes: Understanding the Pathophysiology

13 June, 2014
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To understand the pathophysiology of diabetes, we need to first know how blood glucose level is a function of complex interaction between the gastrointestinal tract, pancreas and liver. Carbohydrate metabolism and action of insulin are the two mechanisms which have an influence on it. Post-meals, the carbohydrates in our food are broken down into glucose …

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