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Blood, Heart & Circulation

Septic Shock Mortality Rate

Any serious infection in the body can lead to the life threatening complication of sepsis, especially in the advanced age group and people with a weak immune system. The body fights with any infection by releasing certain chemicals and substances in the blood stream to fight with the invading organisms, …

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Blood Sugar Normal Range

Blood glucose, or blood sugar, is a very important source of energy for our bodies. It provides nutrients to the body’s organs, muscles and the nervous system. Glucose arrives in the body from the food you eat every day, with the absorption of glucose regulated by the small intestine, pancreas …

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Can Cholesterol Be Too Low?

Many people regularly check cholesterol level to ensure that it doesn’t go up too high. High cholesterol level is associated with a myriad of diseases which can be life-threatening. Cholesterol is a fatty substance that can clog the arteries. Then the blood flow is interfered with and the heart has to …

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Double Bypass Surgery

In order to know what a double bypass surgery is and how it works, you must first understand that while heart pumps blood to the entire body, it receives its own blood supply from the coronary arteries. A severely blocked coronary artery leads to a complete obstruction in the blood …

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Congestive Heart Failure

Do you know that about 5.1 million people suffer from heart failure every year in the United States? And about half of the people who suffer from this condition die within 5 years of diagnosis? Congestive heart failure or simply heart failure is a condition that occurs when your heart …

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Causes of High Ferritin

Before asking what the causes of high ferritin levels are, you may want to know what ferritin is. Ferritin is a protein in your body that stores iron and regulates its distribution. Containing about 20 percent of iron, it resides in your cells with only a small amount traveling in your …

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What Causes High Triglycerides?

Triglycerides are lipids found in your blood. Lipids are fat created from extra calories your body gets when eating. Once your body has used what it needs at the time, it stores the rest in the form of lipids. If you consume more calories than you need by overeating, you …

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Synchronized Cardioversion

Synchronized cardioversion distributes a low energy shock in order to treat specific types of cardiac arrhythmias. A regular cardiac cycle has a refractory period and a vulnerable period. The vulnerable period happens during the half-way point or towards the second portion of the T-wave while the refractory time frame is …

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How to Reduce Swelling

Swelling in the body occurs primarily as a result of inflammation, and can result from injuries and various maladies of the body, including pregnancy. When these conditions are left on their own without intervention, pain becomes worse, and injuries can become more severe.While there are many causes for swelling, your …

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Normal Platelet Count

There are 3 types of blood cells, namely, red blood cells (RBC), white blood cells (WBC) and platelet. Platelet is the smallest type of blood cells among the 3 and it is only about 20% of a red blood cell’s diameter. And since they are too small, they only contain …

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