Tag : Heart

What to do: Heart Attack

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Even if you’re not sure it’s a heart attack, call your emergency response number. Every minute matters! It’s best to call EMS to get to the emergency room right away. Emergency medical services staff can begin treatment when they arrive — up to an hour sooner than if someone gets to the hospital by car. EMS […]

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How is it treated?

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How is it treated?

If you call , treatment will start in the ambulance with aspirin and other medicines. In the hospital, the doctor will work right away to return blood flow to your heart. You may get medicines to break up and prevent blood clots. You may get nitroglycerin and other medicines that make your arteries wider. This helps improve blood […]

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Understanding the heart and coronary arteries

The heart is made mainly of special muscle. The heart pumps blood into blood vessels (arteries) which take the blood to every part of the body. The coronary arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to the heart If these arteries are narrowed or blocked, the heart does not get enough oxygen. This can cause angina or a heart attack. The blockage can be sudden […]

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Your Aorta

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Understanding the Aorta and its job in Circulation Aorta Conditions, causes and treatment Aortic atherosclerosis Aortic aneurysm Aortic dissection Aortic insufficiency Aortic regurgitation Aortic stenosis Coarctation of the aorta Bicuspid aortic valve Aortitis

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Congenital heart disease screening for infants

Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) accounts for more than 25% of infant deaths that are caused by birth defects. Oximetry screening is a low-cost, highly-effective, and painless bedside test for newborns that can be completed in as little as 45 seconds. The screening is administered using a pulse oximeter device, which is a light that […]

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