Heart diseases

Cardiomegaly – Causes, Complications and Prevention.

What is Cardiomegaly? An enlarged heart is medically known as cardiomegaly. Cardiomegaly can be caused by a number of different conditions, including diseases of the heart muscle or heart valves, high blood pressure, arrhythmias, and pulmonary hypertension. Cardiomegaly can also sometimes accompany longstanding anemia and thyroid diseases, among other conditions. …

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Myocarditis – Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

Definition Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle (myocardium). The inflammation of the heart muscle causes degeneration or death of heart muscle cells. Myocarditis has many different causes and can result in a range of outcomes from mild (presenting briefly and resolving) to rapidly progressing fatal disease. It is differentiated …

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Hypertensive Heart Disease – Causes and treatments

Hypertensive Heart Disease – Definition Hypertensive heart disease is characterized by a firmly continuous high blood pressure in which the force of blood against the artery walls is too high. Continuous hypertension causes structural and functional abnormalities of the heart. This can also cause damage to the ventricular and arterial …

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Cardiac Tamponade – Overview, Causes, and Diagnosis.

Overview Cardiac tamponade is a serious medical condition in which blood or fluids fill the space between the sac that encases the heart and the heart muscle. This places extreme pressure on your heart. The pressure prevents the heart’s ventricles from expanding fully and keeps your heart from functioning properly. …

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Arrhythmia or Heart Rhythm Disorder- Treatment and Prevention  

Definition Heart rhythm disorder is also called an arrhythmia. A disorder in heart rhythm is characterized by abnormal variation in the normal heartbeat. Usually, the abnormalities occur in heart rate, regularity of beats, and sinoatrial node (SA) where electrical impulses originate are collectively causing arrhythmia. Pathophysiology Each heartbeat begins when …

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Heart Disease: Types, Complications, Treatment and prevention.

Introduction Heart disease describes a range of conditions that affect your heart. Diseases under the heart disease umbrella include blood vessel diseases, such as coronary artery disease; heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias); and heart defects you’re born with (congenital heart defects), among others. The term “heart disease” is often used interchangeably …

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