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Mitral Valve Repair Long Term Outcome

The heart is responsible for pumping oxygenated blood around the body and returning deoxygenated blood to the lungs. The mitral valve repair long term outcome is generally favorable in patients undergoing surgery to correct mitral valve stenosis or regurgitation.

Ischemic Heart Disease and Agent Orange

Ischemic heart disease or coronary heart disease, refers to a condition where the heart itself gets insufficient oxygen. Agent Orange is a blend of herbicides which was deployed as a defoliant in the Vietnamese War by America. Recently, America has recognized the link between the two.

Learn the Causes of Tachycardia

Heart disease is the biggest killer in the western world. It is estimated that it kills one American every 44 seconds. This article explains the causes of tachycardia, a condition where the heart beats more rapidly, and perhaps less efficiently, than it should.

Pacemaker Syndrome & Congestive Heart Failure

Heart disease is the major cause of death in the Western World. Congestive heart failure may be treated by the use of a pacemaker to correct arrhythmia. In some recipients of a pacemaker, a condition called pacemaker syndrome may develop. This article explores pacemaker syndrome and its treatment.

How Does a Pacemaker Work?

People may develop an irregular, inefficient heartbeat for a number of reasons. It can result in extreme fatigue and shortness of breath since the cells of the body are not getting the oxygen they need. The condition can be corrected with a pacemaker. Find out how does a pacemaker work.

Can Nature Prevent Herpes From Recurring?

Genital herpes is the most common STI in America and is believed to afflict one in six Americans between 14 and 49 years of age. Herpes is caused by a viral infection. This article looks at the causes and symptoms of herpes and discusses how to prevent herpes outbreaks by using natural remedies.

How Stenosis Of The Cervix Can Cause Infertility

Stenosis of the cervix is a fairly uncommon condition which may cause infertility in sufferers. People with this condition may have very heavy periods, painful periods or no periods at all. This article explains what causes stenosis of the cervix and how it is treated.

Kidney Disease And Dialysis

The kidneys perform the vital function of removing waste products and toxins from the bloodstream and excreting them from the body in urine. However, kidney disease can destroy this function and is fatal if untreated. This article explores how does dialysis work to do the job of the kidneys.

How Accurate Is Urinalysis For Detecting Early Pregnancy?

Urinalysis offers a quick and easy method to test for pregnancy. The accuracy of urinalysis for pregnancy determination will depend on the length of time after the embryo has implanted in the uterus as implantation triggers a rise in the HCG (the “pregnancy hormone”) detected by the test.

Detached Retina Surgery

The retina is responsible for converting light into the electrical impulses that can be understood by the brain. The retina can become detached if it tears or breaks allowing vitreous humour to penetrate it and cause it to peel away. If this happens, urgent detached retina surgery will be required.