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Insecticides tied to heart disease deaths

According to the new study researchers from the University of lowa college of public health found that people who have been exposed to pyrethroid insecticides are three times more likely to die from Cardiovascular disease. High levels of insecticides may increase Heart Diseases. Pyrethroid insecticides make up the greatest share of commercial household insecticides, the...

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Daily Aspirin therapy prevents cardiovascular diseases

According to a study published in Annals of Internal Medicine, aspirin may benefit many patients without existing cardiovascular disease. Aspirin reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease but increases the risk for bleeding. According to a survey, researchers from the University of Auckland found that 43.6 percent of women age from 30 to 79 years without...

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Holter Monitor or Ambulatory Electrocardiography Device

A Holter monitor is a portable device capable of recording electrical activity related to the heart (as in the case of an ECG), and the brain (Electroencephalography) for a duration ranging from 24 hours to an extended period of 11 days (as seen in modern versions). The continuous monitoring of heart activity enables the concerned...

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Primary Pulmonary Hypertension: Symptoms, Causes, Diganosis and Treatment

Primary pulmonary hypertension is the condition in which the pressure in pulmonary arteries becomes abnormally elevated. It is a type of pulmonary hypertension. This condition is nowadays referred to as Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension(PAH).The pulmonary artery carries the blood from the right ventricle to the lungs to get oxygenated. After oxygenation, the blood flows to the...

Yoga And Heart Diseases
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Yoga And Heart Diseases

Heart is like any other muscle in our body, which works perpetually. Therefore, it needs to be used and then rested. Recent studies have shown that diseases of the heart are preventable and reversible. To a certain extent medication and surgery do not have any lasting cure to diseases of the heart. Many clinical trials...

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Aortic Dissection: Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis and Treatment

Aortic dissection is actually a tear in the aortic wall which leads to blood flow between the layers of the aortic wall and it draws the layers of the aorta apart. Aortic dissection is an emergency condition which can result in death that too very quickly, even after the best possible treatment. If the dissection...

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What Is Myocarditis?

Myocarditis is a condition that affects the myocardium or the heart muscle, wherein the patient experiences an inflammation of the heart muscle. This manifests itself in the form of a heart attack or myocardial infarction. It resembles a typical heart attack but in fact the coronary arteries are not blocked. Myocarditis affects a person in...

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What Is Aortic Stenosis?

Aortic stenosis is a valvular heart disease caused by incomplete opening of the aortic valve. This obstruction of the outflow from the left ventricle can occur as a defect of the aortic valve itself, or be caused by an obstruction above or below the valve. This obstruction thus increases the left ventricular pressure and leads...

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Sinus Node Dysfunction

Sinus Node Dysfunction refers to the condition in which a patient experiences an abnormality in the heartbeat or experiences arrhythmias (irregular heart beats) due to a malfunction of the Sino Atrial Node or the Sinus Node. The Sinus node is where the electrical pulse, which initiates the pumping action of the heart, originates. The earliest...

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Medical Treatment For Atrial Fibrillation

Medical treatment for Atrial Fibrillation is varied and the deciding factors include the severity of the symptoms, their frequency of occurrence, history of heart disease of the patient etc. The available treatments include medicines, lifestyle changes and certain medical procedures. Medical treatment for Atrial Fibrillation is primarily concerned with the following objectives: Prevention of clot...