Heart and Vessels

Renal Artery Stenosis (Narrow Kidney Artery)

What is renal artery stenosis? Renal artery stenosis is a narrowing of the artery that carries blood to the kidney. It may occur in one or both arteries and its branches. When the artery is fully blocked then it is known as renal artery occlusion. As the artery narrows it reduces the blood flow to the kidney and this >> Read More ...

Myocardial Rupture (Heart Muscle Tear)

The heart wall has three layers and the thickest of these is the middle muscular layer. This is known as the myocardium. It is also the most active part of the wall since the heart is a pump that contracts and relaxes to circulate blood. Even a minor injury or damage of the heart muscle can affect blood circulation, lead >> Read More ...

Cardiac Tumors (Heart Cancer and Benign Growth)

Tumors are abnormal growths and the word elicits much fear in people. We have all heard of tumors in the skin, stomach and bowels, throat or lungs, bone and the bladder. We also know that tumors can occur anywhere in the body but what most people do not know is that tumors may even occur in the heart. Although uncommon, >> Read More ...

Telangiectasia (Tiny Visible Blood Vessels on the Skin)

What is telangiectasia? Telangiectasia is the visibly widened blood vessels on the surface of the skin and mucous membranes. Most cases are not associated with any disease and apart from the cosmetic impact, it does not cause any long term problems. This is known as primary essential telangiectasia and is not due to any >> Read More ...

Deep Venous Thrombosis (Leg Vein Clot), DVT Pictures, Symptoms

The veins in the leg return oxygen-deficient blood laden with wastes back to the liver and heart for processing. There are two systems of veins in the lower leg – the superficial veins and the deep veins. The superficial veins lies just a short distance under the skin and empty into the deep veins. A common vein >> Read More ...

Varicose Veins (Bulging Leg Veins) Information and Dangers

The veins in the leg carry low-oxygen blood laden with wastes and carbon dioxide back to the heart just as do other veins in the body. However, the leg veins are a bit different in structure from veins elsewhere in the body. This is due to the fact that the blood has to return back to the heart against the force of gravity >> Read More ...

Fluttering Heart Meaning, Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

What is a fluttering heart? A fluttering heart or heart flutter is commonly used to describe certain chest symptoms or cardiovascular conditions. It is not a specific medical term but in most instances it describes palpitations – the perception of the heart beating harder or faster. The term fluttering heart >> Read More ...

Congestive Heart Failure Treatment Guide (Drugs, Medication)

Congestive heart failure (CHF) or congestive cardiac failure (CCF) affects about 5 million individuals in the United States and accounts for more than half a million deaths a year. Congestive heart failure is a condition characterized by the inability of the heart to pump adequate blood to meet the requirements of the >> Read More ...

Heart Attack Medication, Drugs to Treat a Myocardial Infarction

A heart attack (myocardial infarction) is death of a portion of the muscular heart wall as a result of severely reduced blood supply. It is most commonly due to a blockage in the coronary artery which supplies oxygen-rich blood to the heart wall. An occlusion that causes injury but not death to the heart wall over a period >> Read More ...
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