Common Symptoms of Heart Diseases, Treatment and Prevention

The symptoms of heart disease depend on which condition is affecting an individual. Common symptoms include chest pain, breathlessness, and heart palpitations. The chest pain common to many types of heart disease is known as angina, or angina pectoris, and occurs when a part of the heart does not receive enough oxygen. Heart failure is also an outcome of heart disease, and breathlessness can occur when the heart becomes too weak to circulate blood. Angina can be triggered by stressful events or physical exertion and normally lasts under 10 minutes.…

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Heart Disease and Stroke

A Heart Disease is described as a problem with the heart and blood vessel. There are many types of cardiovascular diseases and most of them are related to a pathophysiological process called Atherosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is a process that occurs when a substance (called an atherosclerotic plague) or sometimes a blood clot accumulates and builds up inside of the walls of the arteries. As this plague accumulates overtime, it will cause narrowing of the vessel and decreased function i.e. causing difficulty for effective blood circulation and eventually result in a heart…

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Anxiety May Actually Reduce Your Risk After a Heart Attack

Anxiety is a common part of life and everyone at some point will develop feelings of anxiety. New research published in the journal Clinical Research in Cardiology, says, those who suffer from severe anxiety are found to seek medical intervention immediately after a heart attack, thus improving their chances of survival. In recent months, statistics has revealed that 150,000 Nigerians die annually as a result of heart-related diseases and alarmingly, the number is expected to increase to 23 million by the year 2030 if adequate measures are not taken. Generalized…

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Reversible causes of Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Cardiac arrest results from inadequate or absent ventricular contractions which lead to circulatory failure. It is associated with respiratory arrest as one can lead to the other. In giving advanced life support to patients who suffer cardiac arrest, it is important to determine what was the cause of the arrest. A mnemonic of “6Hs and 6Ts” have been brought out to enumerate the reversible causes of cardiac arrest for healthcare givers to work with when providing advanced life support. These causes if not properly and quickly ¬†tackled can eventually lead…

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