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Atrial flutter is an abnormality in the beating of the heart. Such abnormalities, whether in the rhythm or speed of the heartbeat, are known as arrhythmias. The heart is a muscle that pumps the blood through the body. Each beat of the heart is a very rapid series of two contractions. The first contraction is…

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Atrial fibrillation is a problem with the heart’s electrical system. When something goes wrong with this system, it’s usually because of other health problems that are causing wear and tear on the heart or making it hard for the heart to do its job. Sometimes it’s because of lifestyle habits-such as smoking or heavy drinking-that…

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It’s normal to wonder if your heart is ticking just right. Sometimes you may think it beats too slowly. Or you might worry it’s racing too fast. The truth is, there’s a lot you’ve heard about your pulse that’s flat out wrong. It’s time to set the record straight. 1. Myth: A normal heart rate…

Painkillers can cause heart attack.

You might be surprised with the latest findings which claim common painkillers of causing a heart attack. The findings suggest that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Mortin, Advil, and Aleve increase the risk of a heart attack by 20 to 50 percent, compared with not using them, researchers found. This means the drugs causes 1%…

Heart

Press your hand against your chest. Those little thumps you feel are your heart pumping, moving blood into and out of its chambers and through the rest of your body. Normally, the top part of your heart (the atria) squeezes first, then the bottom part (the ventricles). The timing of these contractions is what moves…

nitroglycerin

Nitroglycerin (commonly called just nitro) is a vasodilator, meaning it’s a medicine that opens blood vessels to improve blood flow. It is used to treat angina pectoris symptoms, such as pressure or chest pain that occurs when there is not enough blood flowing to the heart. To improve the blood flow, Nitro opens up the…

swimming

There’s a rumor around that swimming helps to build „lean muscle“. There’s no such thing as a lean muscle. They probably mean that you get more definition than size. This amazing physical activity won’t get you „ripped“, but it will improve the muscle tone. It’s a cardio workout, just like running, but it’s easier on…

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Chronic inflammation after a heart attack can promote heart failure and death. The University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have now shown that activated T-cells — part of the immune system’s inflammatory response — are both necessary and sufficient to produce such heart failure. The current research evolved out of an impactful 2013 paper that…

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An aneurysm is a bulge or “ballooning” in the wall of an artery. Arteries are blood vessels that carry oxygen-rich blood from the heart to other parts of the body. If an aneurysm grows large, it can burst and cause dangerous bleeding or even death. Most aneurysms are in the aorta, the main artery that…

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The caffeine in your morning cup of joe may do more than jolt you awake — it may also help dampen the type of inflammation that’s linked to heart disease risk factors, a new study suggests. The findings don’t say that a morning cup of coffee could reduce the inflammatory response. The findings of the…

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