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Pulmonary Embolism ECG

ECG fingdings can be very helpful in diagnosing Pulmonary Embolism. A pulmonary embolism happens with a blood clot closes off one of the main arteries that sends blood back and forth between the heart and the lungs. When CT scans cannot effectively diagnose a pulmonary embolism, ECG can be very …

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Ground Glass Opacities

Due to infection or another chronic interstitial disease, you may develop a hazy area of increased attenuation in your lung. Ground-glass opacity (GGO) is the descriptive term used to refer to this hazy area. It usually has preserved vascular and bronchial markings as well, and may well be the result …

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Pneumonia in the Elderly

Pneumonia involves an infection or inflammation of the alveoli of the lungs and the lung tissue. Pneumonia can be caused by viruses, fungi, or bacteria, although there are types of pneumonia that are not infection-related but are due to the inhalation of toxic material or foreign substances into the lung …

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Can’t Breathe Through Nose: Why and What to Do

Few things are as frustrating as nasal congestion. When you can’t breathe through nose, it is because the sinus blood vessels and tissues have become swollen with fluid, making it difficult to breathe. This congestion may also trigger discharge, typically referred to as a “runny nose”, as well as discharge …

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Lungs After Quitting Smoking

Anyone who smokes would do their lungs and body a huge favor by quitting as soon as possible. Smoking causes damage to the lungs, heart, and other body tissues. Your lungs after quitting smoking immediately start to heal and it only takes an average of 21 days without nicotine to …

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Sleeping with Mouth Open

Getting adequate sleep every night is important for your mental and physical well-being. Sleeping with your mouth open will have bad influence on your sleep quality, and can lead to several health complications. Are there ways to overcome the issue? Let’s find out now. Side Effects of Sleeping with Mouth …

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Why Do I Have Hiccups After Surgery and What Can I Do?

Hiccups can sometimes be amusing especially in children because they’re totally involuntary and they produce a strange sound. Hiccups are caused when the diaphragm starts contracting involuntarily. The diaphragm is the layer of muscle found at the bottom of the lungs. It separates the abdominal region of the body from the thoracic cavity. This muscle …

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Accelerated Junctional Rhythm

Heart rhythms are a very important thing. They are the rhythms in which our heart beats every minute, every hour, of every day. Your heart is made up of muscle around the size of your fist clenched up. It pumps blood out to your body day in and day out. …

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Bacterial Lung Infection

Bacterial lung infection occurs when pathogenic bacteria enter the lungs. As a result, the air sacs become engorged with cellular debris, fluid, pus and they get inflamed. In most cases, this condition makes the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide difficult. Most people who have the infection experience shortness of …

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