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Heart Disease

Cardiopulmonary Disease: Everything You Need to Know

Image from PixabayIn the United States, millions of patients suffer from cardiopulmonary disease. This disease can affect the entire body. But few people know they’re at risk or even what these conditions mean for their overall health. Quick Navigation CARDIOPULMONARY DISEASE AND RELATED CONDITIONSWHAT IS CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE?WATCH OUT FOR THESE SYMPTOMS AND RISK FACTORSHOW YOUR DOCTOR WILL DIAGNOSE AND TREAT CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASEWHAT IS CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE … [Read More...]

Mitral Valve Regurgitation: How Is It Diagnosed?

Mitral valve regurgitation goes by many names. Mitral incompetence, mitral insufficiency, and mitral regurgitation all work to describe what this defect in your heart valve does – in some way. It shows that Mitral valve regurgitation is when your mitral valve isn't working sufficiently.What happens is, the mitral valve in your heart isn't able to fully close (it could be because of injury or swelling), and this lets the blood flow back into the previous chamber of the … [Read More...]

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Heart Failure

What Is a Right Sided Heart Failure? A Complete Guide

To understand right-sided heart failure, you need to know what heart failure is, what causes it, and how the heart works in the first place. First, you need to know that heart failure isn't the end – there are things that can be done to help get your heart pumping again like it's supposed to be. Quick Navigation What Is … [Read More...]

Systolic heart failure

Can Systolic Heart Failure Cause Breathing Problems?A healthy lifestyle can reduce your risk of developing heart disease as you get older, but even the healthiest of us may still experience heart problems. In this post we answer the question, “can systolic heart failure cause breathing problems? Quick Navigation Can … [Read More...]

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Heart Disease Treatment

EARLY INTERVENTION REFERENCES

1.            Bonow, R.O., et al., ACC/AHA 2006 Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (Writing Committee to Revise the 1998 Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Valvular Heart Disease): Developed in Collaboration With the Society of Cardiovascular Anesthesiologists: Endorsed by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography … [Read More...]

EXAMINING THE COST BENEFIT OF EARLY INTERVENTION FOR SEVERE AORTIC STENOSIS

AORTIC STENOSIS IS UNDERTREATED DESPITE KNOWN CLINICAL BENEFITS The ACC/AHA Guideline mandated treatment for severe aortic stenosis (SAS) is aortic valve replacement (AVR)[1].   While over 67,000 AVRs are performed in America each year for aortic stenosis, population statistics estimate that over 500,000 people in America have severe aortic stenosis [2-4], illustrating that aortic stenosis is severely undertreated.  Early intervention with aortic valve replacement has … [Read More...]

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Understanding the Heart

What Is A Heart Murmur: What You Need To Know

The human heart, in a healthy adult, beats somewhere around 50 to 100 times a minute. The lower amount is a resting rate, and the higher amount is when you are exerting yourself. But, what is a heart murmur?There are many different things that can affect the averages of heartbeats, and whether or not your heart beats at a … [Read More...]

How to Improve Heart Health for a Longer and Better Quality Life Right Now

Image by Pezibear via Pixabay You take your kids to school, drop them off, wish ’em goodbye, and tell them with a wink, “Now you kids behave! Don’t do anything I wouldn’t do!” They smile at you and say, “Sure, dad. Whatever you say.”You pull away from the school, checking for them … [Read More...]

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