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Pulmonary vascular diseases: Pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary vascular disease is the term medical experts use for a range of conditions all of which affect the blood vessels in the lungs. Respiratory Problems Caused by Vascular DiseaseIn...

Blood test: Monitoring blood levels

Most of us have undergone blood testing at some point of our lives, where we had samples of our blood drawn by doctors and medical staff and tested for various...

Classification of aortic aneurysm

What is Aortic Aneurysm?An aortic aneurysm is a condition characterized by an enlargement of the aorta at least 1.5 times its normal size. The swelling of the aorta is a...

Fetal monitoring types: Heart rate monitoring

Monitoring pregnancy is a great way of maintaining the health of your child, even before he/she gets born, taking adequate action should any complications appear. One of the best methods...

Electrocardiogram in fitness: Fast heart rate

ECG Heart TestElectrocardiogram (ECG) is a type of test which determines the electrical activity in the heart. The heart is a muscle which pumps the blood into organs, other muscles...

Fanconi anemia - At the crossroads of DNA repair

Fanconi Anemia PrevalenceFanconi anemia is a type of genetic disorder which affects approximately 1 in every 350, 000 newborns, and is especially widespread among the Afrikaners and Ashkenazi Jews. Fanconi...

Why is complete blood count done

Sometimes, usually during the process of diagnosis you undergo while paying your doctor a visit, you are instructed to have a complete blood count test done. A complete blood count...

Blood sugar: Glucose monitoring system

There are many ways for measuring blood glucose levels. This form of measuring helps many people control their blood sugar levels, thereby staying healthy, especially if they suffer from diabetes...

Body infection: E coli in the blood

Overview of E. coliE. coli is a group of gram-negative bacteria which have toxic effects on the human or animal body under certain circumstances. E. coli infections are usually easily...

Ultrasound for carotid arteries

What Is An Ultrasound of Carotid Artery?Ultrasound is an imaging technique used to examine internal organs. Carotid ultrasound is a non invasive procedure for assessing the carotid arteries in the...