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The heart is responsible for carrying oxygen to the body by the bloodstream. When the heart beats too slow, can not perform this function as efficiently. This causes symptoms such as lightheadedness and fainting.
What is heart block?
The beats are controlled by electrical signals (impulses), which begin in one part of the wall of the heart called the sinus node and traveling through the heart causing it to contract. Signals travel from the atria (upper heart chambers) to the ventricles (lower chambers) through an area called the atrioventricular (AV). The AV node helps to synchronize the pumping action of the atria and ventricles.
If you have heart block, this means there is a problem that affects the transmission of electrical impulses through your heart. When the problem occurs in the atrioventricular node, prevents signals from passing through the atria into the ventricles. This is called atrioventricular block. There are three different degrees of atrioventricular block. Read the rest of this entry »
The heart is one of the largest muscles of the body. The wall of the heart, called the myocardium, is actually the muscle that circulates the blood by doing the pumping. During a heart attack, blockage of an artery deprives the muscle of oxygenated blood. When oxygen deficiency becomes severe enough to cause the death of many cells, it is a heart attack. In the medical context, a heart attack is designated acute myocardial infarction (MI).
Heart attack is directly responsible for approximately 11% of all deaths occurring in Canada every year. This figure represents 50% of all deaths from coronary artery disease. Although a heart attack is a very serious condition, the chances of survival increase dramatically if you can get to a hospital immediately. Read the rest of this entry »
During a heart attack, a clot prevents blood from getting to the heart. The heart muscle begins to die. More waiting period before treatment is long, the more damage.
Blood is supplied to the heart through the coronary arteries. A coronary artery is an artery that supplies blood to the heart muscle (as well as essential nutrients). The death of heart muscle often produces pain in the chest and can cause electrical instability of the heart muscle tissue, which speeds up the beats (ventricular fibrillation). Read the rest of this entry »
You can escape a serious risk as a heart attack if you can recognize the symptoms. Over the medical treatment of a heart attack early, it is more efficient (especially if started within the hour following the onset of symptoms), and the better your chances of heart damage is insignificant. The Heart & Stroke Foundation has compiled a list of warning signs characteristics that need to be careful: of pain or discomfort, a sudden sensation of discomfort does not disappear, even after taking rest ; chest pain or discomfort that occurs when a great effort and
goes away with rest ; pain that may start in the chest and spread by radiating to the neck, jaw, shoulders, arms or back ; pain that can cause a burning sensation, fullness, pressure or tightness ; pain is sometimes less accurate for women ; shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; nausea, vomiting or digestion that hurts , sweating, clammy skin, symptoms of emotion like fear, anxiety and refusal to admit a disturbing reality. Women do not necessarily feel the same symptoms as men during the onset of a heart attack. But just like men, the most common symptom is a sensation of chest tightness, pain or discomfort. But as mentioned before, women sometimes experience chest pain that spreads by radiating to the neck, shoulders or arms. During a heart attack, they tend to experience symptoms that are not
associated with chest pain, including abdominal pain, difficulty breathing, nausea, dizziness, lightheaded or unexplained fatigue. It is also quite possible that women do not realize they are a heart attack due to the absence of symptoms (“silent heart attack”). The symptoms of a heart attack vary and a person rarely presents any symptoms. In cases of suspected heart attack, seek immediate emergency medical care. To determine what actions do in an emergency situation, refer to Section Given first aid in case of heart attack .
WHAT IS IT?
Inflammation of the airways from the trachea, affecting this, bronchi and bronchioles.
It affects both sexes without age group preference.
Infection with one of many respiratory viruses.
Most cases of acute bronchitis starts with a bluetongue virus in nose and throat that extends to the airways.
It often appears a secondary bacterial infection.
You can also occur by breathing air containing irritants such as chemical fumes (ammonia), acid fumes, dust or smoke.
Cough, at first, does not produce mucus.
Slight fever (usually no more than 37.5 º).
Slight burning pain in chest or feeling of pressure in the sternum.
Wheezing (whistling), respiratory complaints (sometimes).
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
Cold and wet weather.
Recent illness that has lowered resistance.
Avoid contact with people who have acute bronchitis.
HMOs Avoid exposure to irritating or toxic vapors.
DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT
History and physical examination by a physician.
Blood tests to detect other infections and cultures of blood, mucus and to identify the causal agent.
Chest X-Ray (only if there are complications).
If a smoker, smoke for the illness.
The snuff delays healing and contributes to complications.
Increase the humidity.
Shower regularly with hot water.
Have a fresh water spray near the bed.
With minor discomfort, you can use:
Acetaminophen to reduce fever.
Counter medications for cough, only when the cough is not productive (without sputum).
Completely stop cough can be dangerous stall excess mucus and irritants to the bronchial tubes, which could produce a reduction in pneumonia and oxygen exchange in the lungs.
Your doctor may prescribe:
Antibiotics to fight bacterial infections.
Expectorant to ease mucus and it to be easily removed by coughing.
Rest in bed until the fever goes down.
Then gradually return to normal activities.
No special diet.
Drink at least 8-10 glasses of fluid a day to promote mucus and cough poderlas eliminate comfortably.
Tell your doctor if following occurs during illness:
High fever and chills.
Thick sputum or blood-stained.
Shortness of breath even at rest.
Pulmonary bacterial infection (various types of pneumonia).
Chronic bronchitis due to repeated episodes of acute bronchitis.
It can be cured in 1 week with treatment.
Cases with complications usually clears up in two weeks with medication.