Archive for the ‘Heart disease’ Category
WHAT IS IT?
There is talk of heart failure when heart function is impaired or not pump enough blood supply to the organs, muscles and tissues. When the heart begins to fail, the body immediately detects it and triggers compensatory mechanisms, so that many patients fail to perceive symptoms manifest abnormal heart. These mechanisms are only effective for a while, so there comes a time when the body is unable to remedy the defect in the heart’s pumping. Read the rest of this entry »
Studies in consultations of various cardiologists, investigating the causes behind the first visits of patients, showed that 56 out of 100 come to present some kind of pain in the anterior chest, neck or left arm. Of these, only 15 actually suffer from heart problems.
In view of these results shows the sensitivity of the population to any pain like this. But it also reveals the existence of a large number of diseases that can cause this kind of pain when the heart is directly responsible. In many cases, despite making extensive medical study, you get to discover the cause that produces the pain, qualifying for nerve pain, reflex or the dreaded neurasthenia.
The somatic pain , which occurs in our own structures, have origins very different . Occurring in most of the viscera, in almost all tissues, specific receptors for pain (structures nerve cell terminals that transmit pain and captan). Read the rest of this entry »
Cardiovascular disease (CVD for short) affect the heart and circulatory system. The CVDs include:
Coronary heart disease,
heart failure, and
Cardiovascular disease (stroke) .
Coronary heart disease is a reduction of blood flow when thicken and harden the arteries that feed the heart muscle. A complete interruption of blood supply results in the death of heart cells and then produces a heart attack. A common symptom of coronary heart disease is angina: pain or discomfort in the chest when an area of the heart muscle does not get enough oxygen.
Heart failure occurs when the heart loses its ability to pump blood efficiently. The stroke occurs when a blood vessel within the brain or leading to the brain bursts or gets stuck by a blood clot. Read the rest of this entry »
Inflammatory rheumatic diseases, increase the cardiovascular risk of patients, but we can control.
Rheumatic inflammatory diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, psoriatic arthropathy. Ankylosing spondylitis.), Resulting in an increased cardiovascular risk in patients, ie increased risk of heart attack, hypertension, stroke, etc.. Many of you know that diabetics are more likely to have cardiovascular disease and this increase is the same as that in patients with inflammatory diseases. Read the rest of this entry »
[Heart block]. Slowing or stopping transmission of the electrical signal, or conduction, intracardiac generated by the sinus node and responsible for the contraction of the heart. Blocks cause heart rhythm disturbances, or arrhythmias. -> Arrhythmia, sinus node. Atrioventricular block, or atrioventricular syn. : AV block, syncope Stokes-Adams [atrioventricular heart block], is located between the atria and the ventricles. In the first degree block, incomplete or partial, all pulses reach the ventricles but slowed conduction (prolongation of the PR interval on the electrocardiogram). Read the rest of this entry »