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Acute coronary syndrome, fun, fast, easy!!!

November 2, 2016 @ 11:07 am
by Heart News 247
Acute coronary syndrome is a term used by any condition brought on by sudden reduced blood flow to the heart. You have some sort of chest pain that is ischemic in nature but you don’t know why. segment elevation myocardial infarction. A major artery in the heart is completely blocked and when its completely blocked . When an artery is completely blocked there is lack no blood flow to that area and the muscle it generally affects large areas of heart muscle causing st segment elevation. These are the patients that need door to balloon time with 90 minutes or [...]

Hypertension effects on the heart

October 31, 2016 @ 12:07 pm
by Heart News 247
Learn 2 major heart problems that hypertension can cause. Rishi is a pediatric infectious disease physician and works at Khan Academy. More free lessons at: These videos do not provide medical advice and are for informational purposes only. The videos are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read or seen in any Khan Academy video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fWuPR1AsJ4

Health: Diagnosing Heart Problems

September 3, 2016 @ 2:08 pm
by Heart News 247
Do you suffer from chest pain while exercising? If so, you may want to see a doctor. Join experts as they talk about the various methods used to diagnose a type of heart problem, known as angina.

Prinzmetal’s Variant Angina

September 2, 2016 @ 9:14 am
by Heart News 247
Prinzmetal's or Prinzmetal angina (/ˈprɪntsmɛtəl/, sounds like "prints metal") (also known as variant angina, angina inversa, or coronary vessel spasm) is a syndrome typically consisting of angina (cardiac chest pain) at rest that occurs in cycles. It is caused by vasospasm, a narrowing of the coronary arteries caused by contraction of the smooth muscle tissue in the vessel walls rather than directly by atherosclerosis (buildup of fatty plaque and hardening of the arteries). It occurs more in younger women.

Atherosclerosis – Part 1

August 25, 2016 @ 5:10 pm
by Heart News 247
See how Atherosclerosis (Fat in the blood vessel wall) hardens the arterial wall and makes it harder for blood to flow through. Rishi is a pediatric infectious disease physician and works at Khan Academy. More free lessons at: These videos do not provide medical advice and are for informational purposes only. The videos are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you [...]

Atherosclerosis – Interactive Video

August 25, 2016 @ 1:04 pm
by Heart News 247
US AGAINST ATHERO is a campaign sponsored by AstraZeneca to increase our nations awareness of atherosclerosis with hopes that all Americans will take steps to take care of their arteries. Through education and valuable information, we support people in becoming advocates for their own health and for the health of others.

Stanford Nephrologist, Dr. Glenn Chertow, Discusses High Blood Pressure

August 16, 2016 @ 1:06 pm
by Heart News 247
Hypertension in the 21st Century: High Blood Pressure and What We Know Now, and What We Need to Know High blood pressure is the most common cardiovascular disease with serious health implications. While it is a condition that usually has no symptoms, undiagnosed it can cause serious damage to arteries and the heart, brain, and kidneys, and it is the leading cause of stroke. This talk focuses on diagnosis and treatment of hypertension and discusses new research and clinical studies that are ongoing, and which will have important outcomes for our knowledge and treatment of high blood pressure. Speaker: Glenn [...]

What is heart failure and how is it treated?

August 5, 2016 @ 11:45 am
by Heart News 247
Heart failure is generally defined as inability of the heart to supply sufficient blood flow to meet the body's needs. It has various diagnostic criteria, and the term heart failure is often incorrectly used to describe other cardiac-related illnesses, such as myocardial infarction (heart attack) or cardiac arrest. Common causes of heart failure include myocardial infarction (heart attacks) and other forms of ischemic heart disease, hypertension, valvular heart disease and cardiomyopathy. Heart failure can cause a large variety of symptoms such as shortness of breath (typically worse when lying flat, which is called orthopnea), coughing, ankle swelling and exercise intolerance. [...]

Nursing Care of Patients with Coronary Heart Disease

August 5, 2016 @ 10:39 am
by Heart News 247
Reviews diagnostic tests, defibrillation, pacemakers, cardiac ablation, CRT, cardioversion, SCD, cardiomyopathies, VAD, transplant, pulmonary embolism, pericarditis, pericardial effusion, tamponade, hypertensive crisis, aortic dissection.