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How to Stop Heart Palpitations

Heart palpitations are situations when you can feel your heart beating abnormally. It sometimes feels as if you heart is flip-flopping in your chest or is skipping a beat. Most people experience palpitations in response to anxiety. Different people describe palpitations differently. Some say their heart starts beating faster (tachycardia), …

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Fast Heartbeat After Eating

It is common to notice your heart run faster than usual after eating a heavy meal. It may also happen when your meal includes stimulants such as sugar or caffeine. However, your heartbeat should become normal once you have digested your food. You may want to see your doctor in case …

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Low Resting Heart Rate

The number of beats per minute (BPM) of your heart is your heart rate, and what’s too slow for you may depend on your age and physical condition. Physically active adults and athletes often have a low resting heart rate, but it’s not causing problems. Older people are more prone …

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End Stage Heart Failure

Heart failure affects over 5.7 million people in the United States and is a long-term progressive disease. Heart failure occurs when the heart muscle isn’t able to get oxygen-rich bloodout to the body. Symptoms include chronic cough, fatigue, swelling in the extremities, poor exercise tolerance, fast pulse, loss of appetite …

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Swan Ganz Catheter Interpretation

Swanz Ganz catheter or pulmonary artery catheter (PAC), also called right heart catheter is a very thin catheter that is inserted into your heart’s right side as well as the arteries that lead to your lungs. Its basic function is to check your heart’s blood flow and function. Swan Ganz …

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What Causes Sickle Cell Anemia?

Anemia refers to a condition in which your body fails to produce healthy red blood cells – the inherited form of anemia is sickle cell anemia. Under normal circumstances, your red blood cells will be round and rather flexible, and face no issues when passing through tiny blood vessels. Those …

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Can Stress Cause High Blood Pressure?

Hypertension or high blood pressure contributes to more than 1,000 deaths per year. Over 50 million Americans are dealing with this condition. No knowledge about the causes of high pressure is one of the biggest reasons why more and more people are becoming a victim of this potentially life-threatening condition. …

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Aspirin for Heart Attack

Aspirin has been used to relieve pains and aches for over 100 years now. It has been used to prevent a heart attack since the 1970s. Studies show that taking a low dose of aspirin everyday for 10 years may help lower your risk of heart disease by 10%. Taking …

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Can You Die from Diabetes?

Diabetes mellitus or simply diabetes is a metabolic disease that has an impact on how your body regulates blood glucose levels. Glucose or blood sugar levels (BSL) are kept in check by the hormone insulin, which increases the uptake and utilization of glucose by cells in order to produce energy. …

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How to Lower Platelet Count

Thrombocytes or platelets are essential to carry out the blood clotting process. Without enough platelets in the body, it would be difficult to stop bleeding. Platelets not only prevent bleeding injuries but they also promote proper blood circulation in the body. You need to have your platelet count anywhere between …

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