Category: Heart Diseases

Pericarditis – Causes, Symptoms, Treatments

Pericarditis

Pericarditis is an inflammation of the pericardium, the membrane covering the heart. Definition of pericarditis Pericarditis is an inflammation of the pericardium , a membrane that covers the heart. This inflammation is accompanied by swelling in this membrane, in particular due to an excess of fluid flowing between the pericardium and the heart. The main symptoms of pericarditis […]

Heart disorders, cardiovascular diseases (angina and heart attack) Symptoms and Treatment

cardiovascular diseases

This card mainly deals with angina pectoris and myocardial infarction (heart attack) . Please also consult our cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure cards. The cardiovascular diseases encompass a multitude of diseases related to poor functioning of the heart or blood vessels that feed it. This sheet focuses on the 2 most common disorders: The angina occurs when there is a lack of oxygenated blood to the heart muscle. It causes […]

Myocardial infarction: What is it? Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Myocardial infarction

The heart attack is the destruction of part of the heart muscle called myocardium . It occurs when, for example, a clot prevents the blood from circulating normally in the coronary artery, an artery that irrigates the heart. The latter is poorly irrigated and the heart muscle damaged. Myocardial infarction, sometimes called a heart attack or acute coronary syndrome , is fatal in up to 10% of […]

Hyperlipidemia (cholesterol and triglycerides) Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Hyperlipidemia

The hyperlipidemia is having a high rate of blood lipids (excess fat), which included cholesterol and triglycerides. This physical state does not cause symptoms. For many people, it does not have any harmful consequences. It is, however, one of the most important of the many risk factors that, added together, can lead to cardiovascular disease. The excess of lipids in the blood […]

Extrasystole: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Extrasystoles

Extrasystoles: what is it? Extrasystoles are very frequent and most often benign when they occur on a healthy heart; they can be serious when associated with heart disease. Extrasystole is an abnormal heart rhythm (or arrhythmia). During an extrasystole, too early a contraction of the cardiac muscle (myocardium) occurs and this contraction is inserted between normal beats. Normally, […]

Endocarditis Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Endocarditis

Endocarditis is an infection of the endocardium (internal membrane covering the heart), caused by the spread of a bacterium within the body. Definition of endocarditis Endocarditis is a rare infection of the endocardium (internal membrane, covering the heart), but potentially fatal. The main cause of endocarditis is an infection with a bacterium, circulating in the body through the […]

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