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7 Effects of Smoking on the Cardiovascular System

7 Effects of Smoking on the Cardiovascular System

Cigarette smoking is considered to be the leading cause of cardiovascular diseases and deaths. Smoking causes circulatory diseases, heart attacks and strokes in people. 7 effects of smoking on the cardiovascular system includes atherosclerosis, low blood oxygen, coronary heart disease, blood clots, stroke, Buerger’s Disease, and peripheral artery disease.

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Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Surgery, Medications

Acute Decompensated Heart Failure

Acute decompensated heart failure (ADHF) is a condition where the patient experiences sudden deterioration of the signs and symptoms of an existing heart failure. These include dyspnea (difficulty in breathing), swelling in feet or legs and fatigue. Acute decompensated heart failure is a common and a serious cause for acute respiratory distress. Know the causes, symptoms, treatment, surgery and diagnosis of acute decompensated heart failure.

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Afib or Atrial Fibrillation: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment

Afib or Atrial Fibrillation

Most common symptom of an Afib or Atrial Fibrillation is severe dyspnea at rest or with exertion. Afib or Atrial Fibrillation occurs episodically and come and go. Know its causes, symptoms and treatment.

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Aortic Stenosis: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Prognosis, Pathophysiology

Aortic Stenosis

Aortic stenosis may be congenital, but generally it matures in later life. Children suffering from aortic stenosis may have other conditions since birth. Asymptomatic patients, even with critical aortic stenosis, have an excellent projection for survival, with an expected death rate of less than 1% per year.

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Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy or ARVC: Treatment, Prognosis, Coping, Complications

Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy or ARVC

There is no cure for arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC but the treatments are focussed towards managing and reducing the symptoms of ARVC. Learn about its treatment, prognosis, coping, complications, and going back to work after arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC.

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Atherosclerosis or Arteriosclerosis: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention, Complications

Atherosclerosis or Arteriosclerosis

Although Atherosclerosis or Arteriosclerosis is a cardiac condition it can also affect other parts of the body as well. Atherosclerosis or Arteriosclerosis is treatable and definitely preventable if proper precautions are taken.

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Atrial Tachycardia:  Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Atrial Tachycardia

Atrial Tachycardia is form of arrhythmia in which the electrical impulses to the heart comes from an abnormal site rather than from the SA node which is the site from where electrical impulses to the heart are generated normally.

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Bifascicular Block: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Diagnosis

Bifascicular Block

Bifascicular Block is a potentially serious medical condition and may cause a variety of complications especially if the affected individual has other cardiac problems as well as it may result in cardiac arrest. Know the causes, symptoms, treatment for bifascicular block.

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Bundle Branch Blocks: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Complications, Risk Factor

Bundle Branch Blocks

Bundle branch block is a medical condition that creates an obstruction or delay in the pathway of electric impulses that travel to make the heartbeat. There aren’t any specific treatments for this medical condition however several underlying condition which causes bundle branch blocks can be treated such as heart diseases.There could be many reasons that could lead to bundle branch block however it may differ depending which side of the right or left bundle branch is damaged.

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Bypass Surgery Recovery Period & What to Expect After Bypass Surgery

Bypass Surgery Recovery Period & What to Expect After Bypass Surgery

Bypass surgery recovery period depends on individual’s prior health condition and age and everyone recovers from bypass surgery in their own speed and it generally takes time. One will be able to sit on a chair just after a day, able to walk more or less after 3 days & walk on the stairs after a week. The bypass surgery recovery period in general is inside twelve weeks of time. Know what is bypass surgery, its recovery period and what to expect after a bypass surgery.

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Can Running Cause Heart Attack?

Can Running Cause Heart Attack?

Exercise and running increases the life expectancy but over exercise or repeated long distance running without knowing underlying heart condition can be detrimental to the function of the heart, thus running can cause heart attack.

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Cardiac Arrhythmia And The Ablation Therapy: Treatment Without Major Surgery!

Cardiac Arrhythmia And The Ablation Therapy

Treatment of Arrhythmia via The Cardiac Ablation Therapy involves several steps and performed in short period of time or may prolong for 3 to 6 hours. Know the Success Rate, Side Effects.

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Cardiac Asthma: Causes, Symptoms, Treatment, Risk Factors

Cardiac Asthma

The root cause of Cardiac Asthma is mechanical heart failure, which is a potentially serious condition if not treated appropriately at the right time. Know what is cardiac asthma, its causes, symptoms, signs, treatment and risk factors.

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Cardiomyopathy - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Cardiomyopathy - Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Cardiomyopathy is a condition which makes it harder for the heart to pump and supply blood to the other parts of the body. Know its causes, symptoms, treatment.

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Causes & Symptoms of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy or ARVC

Causes & Symptoms of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy or ARVC

Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC is an unusual condition of human heart muscle. It is an inherited condition, which implies that it is passed on through families. Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC is caused by a change or transformation in one or more genes. Know what is Arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy or ARVC, its causes, signs, symptoms and diagnosis.

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