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Angina Pectoris Characters – Chest Pain

Angina pectoris is defined as pain (discomfort), located most often retrosternal that has relatively specific characters, precipitated of physical effort and relieved by rest or sublingual nitroglycerin. Characteristics of angina Location: typical retrosternal, rarely...

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Patent Ductus Arteriosus

Patent ductus arteriosus is a communication between the aorta and pulmonary artery in the fetus, which at birth physiologically closes due to increased blood pressure and decrease oxygen prostaglandins. It normally closes in the...

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Arterial Hypertension

Arterial hypertension is a major cardiovascular risk factor whose incidence continues to grow in terms of population aging. Definition Arterial hypertension is defined by values ​​of SBP> = 140 mmHg and / or DBP> =...

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Mitral Stenosis

Mitral stenosis is a heart condition which consists of mitral valve thickening which becomes rigid, it cannot be fully opened. Article Content Anatomy and physiology Causes Symptoms Risk Factors Investigations Treatment Evolution, Complications Patients Life...

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Statins – Lipid-Lowering Medication

Statins are a class of drugs that lower blood cholesterol. Statins work by inhibiting an enzyme that participates in the synthesis of cholesterol; thereby lowering cholesterol is the main biochemical consequence. Following large-scale studies,...