Heart and Vessels

Cardiac Chest Pain vs Non-Cardiac Chest Pain

The presence of chest pain, especially if it is severe, often raises the concern about cardiac conditions like a heart attack (myocardial infarction). However this is not the only cause of severe chest pain and a number of factors have to be taken into consideration in order to discern cardiac chest pain from non-cardiac >> Read More ...

What is a Thrombus? Thrombosis Causes in Artery and Vein

A thrombus is a blood clot that forms inside a blood vessel. It may be temporary and can be dissolved but there is the risk of it growing further and occluding a vessel. The process of thrombus development and growth is known as thrombosis and over time it can impair blood flow which in turn affects oxygen supply to a part >> Read More ...

Retaining Fluid and Shortness of Breath, Body Swelling

TrotG57 Asked : In the past 2 weeks I have been experiencing swelling that seems to be rising up towards my body. First my feet and ankles started swelling and I did not worry too much about it because I have had this before in the past. Normally it goes down after a night’s sleep but this time it stayed and got >> Read More ...

Foods That Cause and Foods That Lower High Blood Pressure

Recommended Diet to Lower High Blood Pressure If you have high blood pressure, your diet should contain (1): Less than 1.5 g of salt (NaCl) and sodium (Na) per day About 4.7 g of potassium (K) per day Low amount of cholesterol and saturated fats (your doctor should tell exact amount) No more than 2 drinks of alcohol per >> Read More ...

Heart Chest Pain

Causes of Heart Chest Pain Cardiovascular conditions that result in chest pain should always be taken seriously as some of the causes are life threatening and require emergency medical attention. Heart chest pain may be severe and sudden with other signs and symptoms like dizziness, shortness of breath (dyspnea) and >> Read More ...

Heart Disease Types and Symptoms; Physiology, Pictures, Video

What Is The Heart The heart (in Latin cor; in Greek kardia) is a muscular organ that pumps the blood through the vessels, supplying the body cells with oxygen and nutrients. Together with the brain, the heart is the center of one’s personality and emotional life. Location of the Heart The heart lies in the middle of >> Read More ...
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