Author: Dr. Benteu Darius

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Obesity and Anorexia

Weight fluctuations, such as those caused by obesity and anorexia, have a major impact on the health of the heart and indicate an increased risk of heart disease.   A good weight control does...

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The Electrocardiogram

The Electrocardiogram is a test that measures the electrical impulses of the heart. The heart is a muscular pump which consists of four rooms. The two upper chambers are called atria and the other two...

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Summer Intensifies the Heart Disease

High temperatures are threatening people who stay outdoors at midday, who do not hydrate enough and who are suffering from cardiovascular disease. Hypertension, heart disease or other associated ailments are aggravated by high temperatures...

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Cardiovascular inpatient rehabilitation

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality among middle-aged adults and elderly in most European countries. In the cardiovascular pathology atherosclerosis is involved, a systemic disease with onset during childhood (so-called fatty streaks)...

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Cardiac Tamponade

Cardiac tamponade: the compression of the cardiac cavities due to exerted pressure on the heart, by increasing the volume and pressure of pericardial fluid. ● as the fluid builds up, the pressure affects compliance...

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Right Ventricular Infarction

Once thought to be rare, right ventricular infarction is known to occur at approximately 30% of patients with myocardial infarction with Q wave. In most patients, the amount of right ventricular myocardium affected by...

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Pulmonary Hypertension

Pulmonary hypertension occurs when the blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries rises above normal. Symptoms of pulmonary hypertension include: shortness of breath (dyspnea) during routine activities, fatigue, chest pain, pounding heartbeat. When the disease...

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Pulmonary Embolism

The pulmonary embolism represents the obstruction of the pulmonary arteries. Once the artery is obstructed, usually by one or more emboli, the blood oxygen level decreases and the pulmonary pressure increases. Pulmonary embolism caused...