Category: CAD

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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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Indications For Angiography

–        Femoral arterial puncture is performed if INR <1.8; –        In case of radial puncture can be accepted an INR <2.2; –        Femoral arterial access is faster, easier technically but presents several complications; –       ...

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Cardiovascular Exercise Testing

Cardiovascular exercise testing is an investigation used to assess cardiac function. It may reveal the existence of coronary heart disease, unapparent on an electrocardiogram (ECG) at rest. During exercise the need for oxygen of...

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Left Cardiac Catheterization

Access to the left heart is usually retrograde, using arterial approach (femoral, radial or brachial). Left heart catheterization can be achieved using trans-septal approach with the passage of the catheter in the right atrium...

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The Technique of Performing Cardiac Catheterization

Pre-procedural measures Cardiac catheterization should be performed or supervised only by experienced operators in properly equipped laboratories. Before carrying out any interventional procedure the patient should be informed on the method of execution, the...

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Mechanism of Pain in Angina Pectoris

Angina can be defined in pathophysiological terms as a pain with cardiac origins, resulting from O2 deficit at the myocardial level. Atherosclerosis is by affecting and reducing the diameter of the coronary arteries, the...

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Stable Angina Pectoris – Lifestyle Changes

General principles of treatment of stable angina pectoris are represented by the need to reduce the frequency of myocardial ischemia and angina manifestations in order to increase quality of life, as well as preventive...

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Recovery after angioplasty

With or without stent, angioplasty involves a period of short-term hospitalization. Although most patients who undergo angioplasty can resume their normal daily activities after about a week of rest, the recovery implies the observance of...

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Prinzmetal Angina Pectoris

Angina pectoris is a clinical syndrome in which the patient describes retrosternal, paroxysmal pain, with variable intensity. Pain is actually an expression of biological realities, namely the temporary deprivation of oxygen to the myocardium....