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The increased size of the left ventricle in dilated cardiomyopathy leads to inability of the heart to function normally, and causes stress on the heart muscle. The Batista procedure involves removing a small slice of the muscle from the enlarged ventricle. 

With increased mortality rate and progressive deterioration in the cardiac function of the patient,
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Scimitar syndrome is also called as pulmonary venolobar syndrome. It is a rare condition with congenital etiology. This congenital cardiac disorder has an anomalous venous return from the right pulmonary, which is more often partial.  

In a normal pulmonary venous circulation the oxygenated blood is exchanged from the capillaries to the left side of the heart.
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An Ectopic Beat is an irregular heart beat that occurs due to variations in the electric conduction or impulse of the heart. It is usually harmless and occurs due to various triggering factors. Sometimes it also is an indication of an underlying cardiac ailment. 

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The Hypoplastic right heart syndrome (HRHS) is rare congenital disorder. Hypoplasia means underdevelopment of an organ. Thus Hypoplastic right heart syndrome is underdevelopment or incomplete development of the right side of the heart.

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Today heart transplantation is not as uncommon as it was in the past. Besides, with development in science the success rates are even higher, as so is the post-op survival and life expectancy. Today one can estimate a survival over twenty years post a paediatric heart transplantation surgery. Besides, more than 70% of the cases have survived beyond a minimum of five years.  

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The age at which an average population is detected with heart diseases, is falling tremendously day by day. Blame this on the faulty lifestyle, stress, faulty food habits but the incidence and the average age group both are alarming. There are some factors that help you decide whether you are at risk of a heart disease.

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Day by day people are getting increasingly aware about their health. People are investing time, and money both in their health. Most of the diseases can be avoided with a careful and aware lifestyle. Today cases of heart diseases top the list. Many reasons have been cited for the causes of increases

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Cholesterol is a fatty, waxy substance that is naturally present in the cell membrane of the heart, muscles, intestine, liver, skin, brain and nerves. Liver makes up about 80% of the requirement and therefore our diet needs to supplement only the rest 20%.  Excess cholesterol in the body causes increase in its flow in the circulatory system, which is the precursor of atherosclerosis, where the fat is deposited on the sides of the walls of the arteries leading to narrowing
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Breakthrough advancement in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac arrhythmias is the development of the endocardial balloon catheter with the stretchable electronics integrated into it. A team of material scientists, physicians and mechanical and electrical engineers led by John A. Rogers has developed this device. Conventionally the endocardial balloon catheter is inserted in combination with the tracking catheter to track the

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How to make medical care affordable or more affordable to US citizens?. This question always has significance due to the peculiar health care system prevailing in US. Travelling abroad for getting medical treatment is the potential solution. The number of patients travelling to countries like India, Malaysia, Thailand, South Africa etc for medical procedures is getting increased at a significant percentage. Medical treatments taken in these countries are 10 to 30% less expensive than in US.