Category Archives: Cardiology

Causes of Congestive Heart Failure

Congestive heart failure (CHF) refers to a chronic progressive condition on the heart muscles that affects their pumping power. CHF refers to the stage where the fluids accumulate around the heart and cause it to pump inefficiently. The heart has four chambers: the upper half has two atria while the lower half has two ventricles.… Read More »

Diet After Heart Attack

After a heart attack, many lifestyle changes are necessary to prevent complications and reduce the risks of a future episode. It is essential to take prescribed medications, adopt a healthy lifestyle, quit smoking, avoid stress and have a healthy diet after heart attack. Unhealthy diet and lifestyle will put you at greater risk of developing… Read More »

Aspirin for Heart Attack

Aspirin has been used to relieve pains and aches for over 100 years now. It has been used to prevent a heart attack since the 1970s. Studies show that taking a low dose of aspirin everyday for 10 years may help lower your risk of heart disease by 10%. Taking aspirin in time of heart… Read More »

Panic Attack vs. Heart Attack

A panic attack can be frightening and resembles a heart attack. Chest pain is a common symptom of both, so sometimes it gets confusing to differentiate between the two. It is important to understand that these two are very different conditions. If you compare the panic attack and heart attack carefully, you can still find many differences.… Read More »

What Does Low Blood Pressure Feel Like?

The heart is a very strong pump which pumps the blood to all around the body through blood vessels. The blood exerts a force on the vessel wall, and blood pressure is a measure of this force. The normal range of blood pressure is between 90/60 mmHg to 140/90 mmHg. When the blood pressure falls below… Read More »

Basic parts of the heart and Path of Blood Through the Heart

The circulatory system, also called the cardiovascular system, is responsible for distributing nutrients and oxygen to different parts of the body, with the heart working as the pump. As the heart contracts, it pumps blood into your blood vessels, which then circulate the blood to the body before it goes back again to the heart.… Read More »

The Relationship Between Water and Blood Pressure

Water is important for your survival, as it helps maintain your blood pressure and hydration levels. Every cell in your body requires water to function properly, so you really have to pay attention to staying hydrated all the time. Many people believe that there is a connection between water and blood pressure, and it is… Read More »

Shoulder Pain and Heart Attack: How Are They Related?

When the flow of blood to the heart is obstructed, mostly by fat build up, cholesterol, or other substances that form plague in the arteries leading to the heart, you suffer a heart attack. The blockage in the blood flow can destruct or damage part of the heart muscle. Also, referred to as a myocardial… Read More »

What Causes Plaque in Your Arteries?

Atherosclerosis or the development of plaque inside the arteries makes them narrow and this can lead to serious health problems like heart attack and stroke. This plaque is made up of fats; and the two main culprits leading to the development of plaque formation are saturated fats and trans fats which are found in many… Read More »

Can Stress Cause Chest Pain?

If you experience any kind of chest pain and you’re concerned it could be a heart attack, then the general advice is to seek a medical attention immediately. Even if a heart attack is actually unlikely, it’s always better to get attention when you don’t need it than it is to ignore discomfort when actually… Read More »