Posts Categorized: Cardiology

Aortic Anyeurism and Your Heart

Your heart is one of the most important muscles in the body, and it pumps enough blood to fill three supertanker trucks over the course of a lifetime. One of the primary vessels through which it does so is the aorta, the largest blood vessel in the body. The aorta is meant to be durable,... Read more »

How Does Smoking Affect Your Veins?

Cigarette smoking is a direct cause of about one in every five deaths in the United States each year, and while most people associate it most commonly with lung cancer, it’s also a major cause of heart and vein disease. About 20 percent of heart disease deaths in the US can be linked directly to… Read more »

What is Heart Failure

Heart failure, also referred to as congestive heart failure, is a condition that occurs when the heart doesn’t pump blood properly. Conditions like narrowed arteries or high blood pressure can gradually weaken or stiffen the heart, eventually making it unable to pump  blood efficiently. Treatments can improve signs and symptoms of heart failure and help... Read more »

What is a Cardiac Enzyme Test?

A cardiac enzyme test is a tool used by doctors to determine if someone is having or has already had a heart attack. This test checks for levels of enzymes that are released by the heart muscle when it is injured, such as during a heart attack. About Cardiac Enzyme Tests Because patients reporting symptoms... Read more »

How to Recognize a Heart Attack

A heart attack, which occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked, can be fatal. Immediate medical attention in the case of a heart attack is vital, and in many cases, this means recognizing the common signs and symptoms of a heart attack. Most heart attack symptoms tend to start slowly with... Read more »

How to Recognize a Heart Attack

A heart attack, which occurs when the flow of blood to the heart is blocked, can be fatal. Immediate medical attention in the case of a heart attack is vital, and in many cases, this means recognizing the common signs and symptoms of a heart attack. Most heart attack symptoms tend to start slowly with... Read more »

Causes and Treatment of Heart Murmurs

Oxygen, Blood Flow and Pulmonary Atresia A normal heartbeat makes two sounds that sound somewhat like a “lubb-dupp” noise to the human ear. Heart murmurs, however, describe a case in which whooshing or swishing sounds are made by the heartbeat. Heart murmurs are caused by turbulent blood in or near the heart, and they can either be present at birth or... Read more »

What You Need To Know About Heart Disease

The heart is a vital organ, and conditions of the heart can affect many functions within the body. Heart disease, also called cardiovascular disease, describes a number of different heart and blood vessel conditions that affect millions of people every year. Are you at risk of heart disease? Do you know how to detect symptoms... Read more »

Devices Used in Cardiology (Pacemaker, Defibrillator)

Cardiology - Devices Used in Cardiology (Pacemaker, Defibrillator) The heart is the basis for all human life. Even a few missed heartbeats can signal a major problem, and keeping the heart on a regular schedule is one of your body’s top priorities. When any of the normal electrical impulses that cause your heart to beat are interrupted or changed, this is called “arrhythmia”... Read more »