Arrhythmia or Disorders of Heart Rhythm

Arrhythmias or disorders of heart rhythm are a group of diseases characterized by abnormality of heart beat. Our heart is expected to beat in a certain way. In an adult individual the heart normally beats 60 t0 100 times per minute, in a regular manner (that means a nearly constant interval between two beats ). There […]

Atrial septal defect and Pregnancy – Patient Information

What is atrial septal defect (ASD) Atrial Septal defect is an abnormal communication between the upper two chambers of the heart namely left atrium and right atrium. Normally the left and right atrium are separated by the interatrial septum. So in atrial septal defect (ASD)  a part of the interatrial septum is missing. See the […]

Myocardial Infarction- Third Universal definition and classification

Definition of myocardial infarction Criteria for acute myocardial infarction : The term acute myocardial infarction (MI) should be used when there is evidence of myocardial necrosis in a clinical setting consistent with acute myocardial ischaemia. Under these conditions any one of the following criteria meets the diagnosis for MI: • Detection of a rise and/or […]

Coronary artery disease

Coronary artery disease The heart like any other organ in the body needs constant supply of blood to survive. Blood reaches different parts of the heart through the coronary arteries.  Coronary arteries are of vital importance for the sustenance of life. The different  normal functions of the coronary arteries include: 1. Carrying blood to different […]

Heart Disease in Women

Heart Disease in Women This topic will cover important and unique issues related to cardiovascular diseases in women. I will simplify it as much as I can. The problem of women’s heart is complex. Feed-backs or follow-up comments are welcome. Is Heart disease really important for females? The answer is YES ABSOLUTELY. Diseases of the […]

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