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CONGENITAL HEART DISORDER: AORTIC STENOSIS by SHEENA PATEL

By at January 14, 2012 | 7:54 am | 0 Comment

Eight out of every 1000 newborns arrive with mild to severe congenital heart defects. These defects are abnormalities in the heart’s structure that are present at birth, which develops during the earlier weeks of pregnancy. Some are related to genetic disorders such as Down syndrome, but the cause of most congenital disorders is unknown. These disorders cannot be more...

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Cardiovascular Disease by Rachel Askins

By at December 26, 2011 | 6:10 am | 2 Comments

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is preventable and reversible, yet it is still the leading cause of death in the world today. Many people do not realize the severity of this disease, nor do they realize that the prevention is much associated with the way society lives daily life. Each and every day men and women of all races and ethnicities fall victim to this disease. It is more...

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Left Ventricular Hypertrophy by Megan Canada

By at December 16, 2011 | 8:39 am | 0 Comment

Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is an enlargement of the muscle that surrounds the wall of the left ventricle. The left ventricle is the main chamber that pumps blood out into your entire body, making this chamber work harder to begin with. Causes: Left ventricular hypertrophy is caused when the heart is running in overload all the time. This is mostly caused by more...

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Heart Blocks by Hollie Strawn

By at December 11, 2011 | 7:23 am | 0 Comment

Heart Block is a condition that causes delays or interruptions in the electrical conduction system of the heart. It is considered a form of arrhythmia, or a problem with the regular rhythm or rate of an individual’s heartbeat, and can occur anywhere along this electrical system. A typical healthy heart contracts sixty to eighty times per minute for the purpose of more...

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Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) by Chuck Wensler

By at December 10, 2011 | 8:04 am | 4 Comments

Heart Failure is a condition where the heart is unable to pump enough oxygen and nutrient rich blood to meet the body’s demands for normal tissue functioning. In the early stages, the heart will compensate and respond by enlarging to hold more blood with an increase in muscle tissue and a faster pumping action while combining this with vasoconstriction to increase more...

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