Category Archives: Cardiology

End Stage Heart Failure and management

Heart failure affects over 5.7 million people in the United States and is a long-term progressive disease. Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle isn’t able to get oxygen-rich bloodout to the body. Symptoms include chronic cough, fatigue, swelling in the extremities, poor exercise tolerance, fast pulse, loss of appetite and shortness of breath. Treatments… Read More »

Jones Criteria

The American Heart Association has decided on certain guidelines to make it easier for doctors to diagnose an autoimmune disease, called rheumatic fever. These guidelines are known as Jones Criteria. They prove quite beneficial in the diagnosis of rheumatic fever, a disease caused by a group of streptococcal bacteria. It causes inflammation in connective tissue… Read More »

How Many Times Does Your Heart Beat a Day?

With every heartbeat, your heart pumps blood through your body and ensures that your body keeps functioning properly. How many times does your heart beat one day? So many people want to know about it and have questions related to how the heart beats. Keep reading to find answers to all your questions. How Many… Read More »

What Does an EKG Show?

An electrocardiogram, more commonly known by the abbreviation “EKG”, is a simple non-invasive test that checks the electrical activity of your heart to ensure that it is working properly. An EKG is administered in a doctor’s office, clinic or hospital as part of the physical exam. But what does an EKG show? Well, it presents… Read More »

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 »