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Heart Blocks by Hollie Strawn

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

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. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({ google_ad_client: more...

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Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) by Chuck Wensler

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

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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Cardiomyopathy by Nicole Deckard

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

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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Antiarrhythmic Drugs by Jennifer Fendler

By at December 8, 2011 | 5:53 am |

Antiarrhythmic drugs are used to treat arrhythmias, which is a condition that causes the heart to beat too fast or too slow. Since the heart rate is affected by too much or too little ions in the blood, there are many causes for arrhythmia. Antiarrhythmic drugs are classified into four groups. The four classes are Sodium-channel blockers, beta-blockers, potassium-channel more...

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What is Angina Pectoris by John Merz

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

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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