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Heart Valve Disease

Definition Heart valve disease is a condition where there is defective functioning of the heart valves. It is a fairly common cardiac problem that often goes unnoticed in the early stages due to a lack of [Read More ...]

Atherosclerosis (Arteriosclerosis)

What is atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis is a condition where elasticity of the arterial walls are lost leading to hardening and narrowing of the artery reducing the blood flow.  It is also known as [Read More ...]

Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)

Definition Irreversible damage to the heart muscle due to lack of blood supply is called myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack. In most cases, blood supply to the heart through the coronary [Read More ...]

Pericarditis

What is pericarditis? The pericardium is a fluid filled, double-walled sac that contains the heart. While the sac positions the heart in the thoracic cavity, the fluid acts as shock absorber. Swelling or [Read More ...]
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