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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...

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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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What Is Atrioventricular Canal Defect?

Atrioventricular canal (AV canal) defect is a problem that exists from birth in which there appears some abnormalities in the heart. There develops a hole between the chambers of the heart and an impairment of the valves that regulate the blood flow in the heart, even during the first weeks of pregnancy. Triscupid and mitral...

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What Is Scimitar Syndrome And What Are Its Complications?

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...

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Cardinal Symptoms Of Heart Diseases

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 in the rate...

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Atrial Fibrillation: Causes, Symptoms And Diagnosis

Atrial fibrillation is the term used to describe a special case of the heart, beating with an irregular or abnormal rhythm. Irregularities in the heart beat are generally termed as arrhythmia. It can refer to a situation in which the heart beats too slow, too fast or with an abnormal rhythm. Atrial Fibrillation is the...

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What is Cardiac Syndrome X?

A patient is said to have Cardiac Syndrome X if he is suffering from  chest pain associated with angina, even though there isn’t any blockage in the coronary arteries. Patients who’ve had angina describes the condition as a squeezing or suffocating sensation inside their chest. This is unlike a heart-attack and the heart muscle is...