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Antioxidants and CAD
The Heart Beat is a series of interesting topics
written by Dr. Wilson (click here to read).
This article discusses the physiological and
clinical basis of the more commonly used
laboratory tests for monitoring anticoagulation
in patients with cardiovascular diseases.
(click here to read)
In the lexicon of the cell biologist, reference
to a radical is quite specific. It is an atom or
molecule with at least 1 unpaired electron,
capable of easy, enzyme free modification of
neighboring molecular bonds. This radical
and its contribution to vascular disease are
the focus of discussion.(click here to read)
Visit the Heart Sounds and Murmurs
website to learn more about auscultation.
The website includes actual recorded
patient heart sounds with educational
explanations and lectures.
(click here to visit)
We reviewed recent clinical data on the management
of unstable angina and non-STsegment elevation
myocardial infarction. We concentrated on the use of
new therapies, particularly in combination with both
older agents and other new methods, in order to
present health care providers with an overview of
available treatment options.(click here to read).
Brief Introduction to EKG
Catecholamine Cardiac Toxicity
Animal models of catecholamine exposure and in
Vitro experimentation have established that
cathecholamines in high concentration may produce
a toxic effect upon myocytes.(click here to read)
We sought to determine if the occurrence of postoperative atrial
fibrillation (AF) affects early or late mortality following coronary
artery bypass surgery (CABG) (click here to read more).
Atrial Fibrillation After Surgery
We report the case of a patient with sarcoidosis and ventricular tachycardia
in whom cardiac magnetic resonance imaging provided supportive evidence
of cardiac involvement by delineating regions of myocardial inflammation
and fibrosis inconsistent with ischemic injury (click here to read more).
Heart Failure 2016
Stents or Surgery
Myocardial hibemation is reversible contractile dysfunction of cardiac myocytes caused
by chronic ischemia. Animal studies and observations in human beings suggest that the
term hibernation is a misnomer Repetitive ischemic insult that does not produce necrosis
results in functional and histologic tissue deterioration, which culminates in myocyte
apoptosis (click here to read more).
Heart Failure Summary
What is Heart Failure?
Heart failure refers to the inability of
the heart to perform its normal
function under normal or expected
conditions. About 10% of americans
will experience heart failure.
(click here to read more).
Not every lesion requires revascularization. Angioplasty is
not without risk and frequently fails within the first 6 months
after the procedure. In populations whose survival is unlikely
to be affected by any revascularization procedure, PTCA
compares favorably to coronary bypass surgery, albeit with a
substantially greater need for more procedures.(click here to