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Symptoms Of Cardiovascular Diseases

  Each type of heart disease can occur with certain symptoms, but there are many different heart diseases that have similar signs and symptoms. These depend on the type and severity of cardiac disease....

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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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The Role Of Aspirin In Primary Prevention

 Aspirin is the most widely used antiplatelet agent; its effectiveness is proven by numerous clinical studies. Antiplatelet use of aspirin has proven useful in preventing thrombotic events in patients at risk of a number...

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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...

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Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW) is a congenital malformation involving the presence of an abnormal conductive tissue between the atria and ventricles which is frequently associated with the appearance of supraventricular tachycardia. It requires activation of...

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Aortic Aneurysm

The aorta is the largest artery in the human body. It stretches from the aortic valve (from the heart) until the middle third of the abdomen, where it divides into the two common iliac...

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Sinoatrial Block

What is sinoatrial block? Sinoatrial block is a heart rhythm disorder characterized by blocking electrical impulse conduction from the SA node (the origin of the normal electrical activity) and atria (upper chambers of the...