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Cardiomyopathy by Nicole Deckard

By at December 9, 2011 | 11:18 am | 0 Comment

Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle. There are some times no signs and or symptoms of the disease. Other times you can have symptoms such as shortness of breath, trouble breathing, fatique, and swelling of feet, ankles, legs, abdomen and veins of the neck. Some types of Cardiomyopathy are Dilated Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, Restrictive more...

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What is Angina Pectoris by John Merz

By at December 7, 2011 | 8:10 am | 0 Comment

Angina Pectoris is the title given to chest pain due to a lack of blood supply to the heart. The name comes from the Latin words angere, meaning to choke or strangle, and pectus, meaning chest. The name was given because of the feeling of pressure on one’s chest that feels like a tight grip squeezing down. This pain is commonly confused with the onset of a heart attack. more...

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Dangers Behind High Blood Pressure By Kimberly Murphy

By at October 29, 2011 | 8:56 am | 6 Comments

Overview and Effects of High Blood Pressure High blood pressure, or hypertension, can affect anyone at any age. It is often referred to as the “silent killer”, and is the most common type of cardiovascular disease.  Blood pressure refers to the force of blood pushing against the artery walls as it moves through the body.  Blood pressure can vary from minute to more...

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Sleep Apnea by Matt Peifer

By at October 23, 2011 | 8:35 am | 1 Comments

Ever been told you snore loudly?  Are you always tired during the day?  Have you woken from sleep suddenly gasping for air?  Noticed a slower reaction time or problems with your vision?  If you happened to answer yes to any of these questions you may have a condition known as sleep apnea.  Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleeping disorder, where breathing more...

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Mechanism of Atherosclerosis – lecture notes

By at September 29, 2011 | 6:48 am | 5 Comments

Atherosclerosis - #1 killer in the United States *coronary artery disease I.  Disease of arteries (blood vessels that supply nutrients to tissue) A. Dysfunction of the blood vessels lining B. Leads to build up of lipids (low density lipoproteins, LDL’s) and macrophages within wall of vessel C. This buildup results in plague formation and obstruction of blood more...

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