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Cardiac Arrhythmias by Claire Perry 1 | CPR St. Louis

By at December 21, 2012 | 2:47 pm | 1 Comments

An arrhythmia is defined as any variation from the normal rhythm in the heartbeat.  When the heart beats, the electrical impulses that cause it to contract follow a specific pathway through the heart.  Heart arrhythmias occur when the electrical impulses that control the heartbeat do not work properly, causing the heart to beat either too fast, too slow, or more...

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Congestive Heart Failure By Donna Columbus

By at June 30, 2012 | 7:59 am | 0 Comment

Congestive heart failure is the inability of the heart to supply sufficient blood flow to the entire body. This usually takes place when the body is congested with fluid or when the body needs more oxygen and nutrients than the heart can provide. A few signs or symptoms of this disease are shortness of breath, swelling of the legs and the inability to exercise. Many more...

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Coronary Heart Disease by Ashley Barnes

By at May 29, 2012 | 6:07 am | 0 Comment

Coronary Heart Disease is a disease that consists of several different conditions such as Heart Attacks, Aorta Disease, Vascular Disease, Heart Failure, and Heart Valve Disease. Unfortunately, this disease is not curable, but there are ways people can live their lives to prevent Coronary Heart Disease. Some ways are maintaining a healthy weight, quitting smoking, more...

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Coronary Artery Disease by Vera Kozlova

By at March 31, 2012 | 6:58 am | 0 Comment

According to the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute, a coronary artery disease is a condition in which plaque builds up inside the arteries that supply oxygen rich blood to your heart muscle.  These arteries are called coronary arteries.  Abbreviated CAD, this disease is the leading cause of death and the most common heart disease in men and women.  CAD has signs more...

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Diabetes Type 2 by Kristy Kaltenbronn

By at March 2, 2012 | 7:31 am | 1 Comments

Diabetes Type II, also known as non-insulin dependent, affects the way the body metabolizes glucose, which is later used for energy. Diabetes is a very common but highly preventable disease. Factors such as age, ethnicity, and genetics cannot be altered, but promoting a healthy lifestyle can help prevent diabetes. With Diabetes Type 2, your body is either not producing more...

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