Heart & Cardiovascular

Portal Hypertension: What are its Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment?

By S.I. (staff writer), published on November 15, 2022

What is Portal Hypertension? Portal hypertension is an increased blood pressure within the portal venous system. The portal vein is formed by veins from the stomach, intestine, spleen, and pancreas, which then branch into smaller vessels and trave...
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Cardiovascular Diseases: What Are Their Symptoms, Causes, And Treatment?

By S.I. (staff writer), published on October 11, 2022

What are Cardiovascular Diseases? Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is any ailment affecting the heart or blood vessels. It is commonly associated with the formation of fatty deposits within the arteries (atherosclerosis) [1] and an increased risk of b...
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High Cholesterol (Hypercholesterolemia)

By S.I. (staff writer), published on August 19, 2022

Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is found in your bloodstream. There are two types of cholesterol: High-density lipoprotein (HDL) Low-density lipoprotein (LDL)   Although your body requires HDL cholesterol to build healthy ce...
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Venous Insufficiency

By S.I. (staff writer), published on July 19, 2022

What is Venous Insufficiency?   Venous insufficiency is defined as when the blood is not properly flowing back to the heart and pools in your legs. Usually, there are valves in the veins that regulate the blood flow back towards the heart [1]...
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Varicose Veins: Things You Need to Know

By S.I. (staff writer), published on July 09, 2022

What are Varicose Veins? Varicose veins refer to the dilated superficial veins of the lower limb that occur due to venous blood reflux resulting from weakened valves of the veins or genetic factors 1]. Standing and walking for longer durations in...
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Why Your Cardiovascular Health Hinges On Exercise

By M.M. (staff writer), published on May 18, 2022

Why Your Cardiovascular Health Hinges On Exercise Cardiovascular Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. Recent guidelines have focused on risk assessment and modification of modifiable risk factors to reduce the burden of dise...
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Hypertensive Crisis

By S.I. (staff writer), published on January 12, 2022

What is Hypertensive Crisis? A hypertensive crisis is a severe and rapid increase in blood pressure that can lead to stroke. This sudden and extreme increase in blood pressure can rupture blood vessels leading to hemorrhage, stroke, and end-organ...
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Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)

By S.I. (staff writer), published on January 10, 2022

  What is Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?   Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is a medical condition characterized by the formation of blood clots in deep veins of the body, especially in the deep veins of the legs. It can occur in other part...
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Heart Arrhythmias

By S.I. (staff writer), published on January 02, 2022

What is Heart Arrhythmia? Heart arrhythmia is a cardiac disorder characterized by an irregular and uneven heartbeat due to improper functioning of the electrical signals that coordinate the heartbeats. This incoordination results in the heart beat...
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Cholesterol And Heart Risk

By H.S. (staff writer), published on October 03, 2021

A large proportion of the world's population develops cardiovascular diseases, mainly stroke, and heart attack, at an early age because of high cholesterol levels. The World Health Organization (WHO) has explained that high cholesterol levels (hy...
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By A.A. (staff writer), published on September 05, 2021

The force at which blood pumps from the heart into the arteries is called blood pressure. According to various guidelines, 120/80 mmHg is considered normal blood pressure. When blood flows more quickly through the arteries this condition is indicated...
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Cardiovascular diseases: What are their Types, Symptoms, Causes, and Treatment?

By S.I. (staff writer), published on May 21, 2021

Cardiovascular diseases are one of the most prevalent causes of death worldwide [1]. They affect every population without any discrimination. These diseases could be deadly; therefore, adopt preventive measures, change your lifestyle to escape them. ...
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