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About electrocardiogram risks

Electrocardiogram is a special test which scans the heart for any irregular electrical activity. The heart's electrical activity is converted into lines, spikes and dips called waves. The EKG picture...

Prevention of hypertension

Measuring your blood pressure (BP) you will get two numbers. The higher number is systolic blood pressure, measured when the heart pumps the blood and it represents the pressure on...

Prevention of heart disease

Heart disease is any kind of disease affecting the heart. Heart diseases are especially common, and they are the leading cause of death in the developed countries, including the United...

Acute coronary syndrome

Acute coronary syndrome is generally associated with atherosclerotic plaque rupture and partial or complete thrombosis in the infarct-related artery. Plaque rupture is often caused by the dissolution of the fibrous...

Acute coronary syndrome treatment

Acute coronary syndrome refers to any possible condition which causes sudden cessation or reduction of blood flow to the heart. Also, this syndrome stands for the pain in the chest...

Prevention of high blood pressure

High blood pressure (hypertension) is one of the most widespread diseases of modern mankind. Studies and statistics have revealed that one of every 4 adult persons in America suffers from...

Prevention of varicocele

A varicocele is a term that refers to widening of the testicular veins, to be more precise widening of the veins running along the cord that holds testicles. This cord...

Prevention of tia

TIA (transitory ischemic attack) is a neurological condition that represents an introduction to a more complex and severe neurological disorder- the stroke. This condition develops as a consequence of temporary...

Prevention of ticks

Ticks are arthropods, like spiders, that feed on mammal blood, usually on animals, but on humans too. They are often confused with other blood-sucking organisms, such as bedbugs or fleas...

Acute cardiac failure

Heart failure may manifest through tachycardia, venous congestion and low cardiac output. When the left ventricle of the heart starts failing, breathlessness may occur, becoming more severe gradually. All in...