What Are the Symptoms of Artery Blockage?

What Are the Symptoms of Artery Blockage?

The symptoms of arterial blockage differs depending on where the blockage is. Any– like, for example, if there is a blockage in the blood supply to the heart, and then people tend to have chest pain, very intense chest pains. Or sometimes it can be weight chest pain, wherin people feel chest tightness and, uh– […]

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The Circulatory System Part 1: The Heart

The Circulatory System Part 1: The Heart

It’s Professor Dave, let’s look at the heart. Now that we’ve learned about the composition and function of blood, it’s time to learn about the system that circulates blood around the body, which is rather appropriately called the circulatory system, also known as the cardiovascular system. This is comprised of the heart, and an incredible […]

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Cardiovascular Examination – Clinical Examination of the Heart

Cardiovascular Examination – Clinical Examination of the Heart

Examination of the Heart Examination of the heart is performed with the patient lying supine and the upper body undressed. Begin with a general inspection which can reveal signs of cardiac illnesses. For example, a thoracotomy scar can indicate a history of cardiac surgery and distended neck veins can be a sign of heart failure […]

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The Pathway of Blood Flow Through the Heart Animated Tutorial.

The Pathway of Blood Flow Through the Heart Animated Tutorial.

The pathway of blood flow through the heart. Oxygen-poor blood from your body returns to the right atrium of the heart. Blood from upper body returns through superior vena cava, blood from lower body returns through inferior vena cava. As the right atrium is filled with blood, it contracts, the tricuspid valve opens and blood […]

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What happens if I ignore my heart valve problem?

What happens if I ignore my heart valve problem?

(heart beat) – So one of the questions patients rumble through their head is, what if I do nothing if I’ve been diagnosed? So when you’ve been diagnosed with heart valve disease, and you’ve been told you need heart surgery. A lot of people are very scared, and think maybe I just won’t have the […]

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