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Introduction Heart disease is the number one cause of death in Malaysia. Every year the statistics of heart patients due to lack of increase in health care such as not practicing exercise, unhealthy food intake and high workloads that cause stress. This can be seen through the MOH statistics where ...
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Myocarditis is an inflammation of the heart muscle. There are various causes but it is usually caused by a virus. The symptoms and possible problems can range from no symptoms at all, to life-threatening heart failure depending on the severity of the infection. Many people with myocarditis recover completely. However, ...
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Definition A heart attack (myocardial infarction) is usually caused by a blood clot, which stops the blood flowing to a part of the heart muscle. What causes a myocardial infarction (MI)? The most common cause of a myocardial infarction (MI)  is a blood clot (thrombosis) that forms inside a coronary ...
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What Is Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting? Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a way to revascularize the coronary vessels to improve blood flow to the heart muscle. Cardiothoracic surgeons use CABG to treat people with coronary heart disease that need bypass surgery as a revascularization technique. CABG is one of ...
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What is cardiac imaging Cardiac imaging is a form of medical imaging to look at the heart and circulatory system. There are many different ways of imaging to look at the heart. Each technique has distinct advantages and disadvantages. Doctors may order an imaging study of the heart as part ...
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What Is Coronary Angioplasty Coronary angioplasty is a procedure used to open narrow or blocked coronary (heart) arteries. The procedure restores blood flow to the heart muscle. Overview As we get older, a waxy substance called plaque can build up inside the arteries. This condition is called atherosclerosis.Atherosclerosis can cause ...
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What is heart attack? You may often hear about heart attack; however do you know the cause of this disease? This disease occurs when the blood vessels are narrowed due to blockage from fat and cholesterol plug resulting to injury to the vessels wall. Blood flow is obstructed and unable ...
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Coronary artery disease (CAD) occurs whenthe blood vessels that supply blood to the heart muscle become hardened and narrowed. The narrowing and hardening occur as a result of cholesterol and other materials building up in the inner wall of the vessels (plaque formation). As this progresses the blood supply to ...
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Heart failure is a complex condition that can result from any disorder that affects the ability of the heart to pump blood adequately to meet the demands of the body.Prevalence increases with advancing age. Causes of heart failure:Coronary heart diseaseHigh blood pressureHeart valve problemsAbnormalities of heart rhythmHeart muscle disease (cardiomyopathies)DiabetesAlcohol ...
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IntroductionPalpitation is also known as rapid or irregular heart beat . It is a common problem which cause a lot of distress but it is not always serious. Many people experience an occasional palpitation in their life and may not need treatment. However if it occurs frequently , consult your ...
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Hypertension or High Blood Pressure is a silent disease which can lead to many complications and even death threat if not treated. In Malaysia the National Health and Morbidity Survey III indicated a prevalence of 32.3% for this illness. Blood Pressure Your heart works like a pump and it contracts ...
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Aphasia is a language disorder in which a person lost the ability whether one or more skills of understanding the language use the language to communicate as well as read and write. ...
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Family members / carers and public need to understand that stroke can affect communication. A person with a stroke are often associated with difficulty to talk ...
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Swallowing problems can affect the quality of life for stroke patients and high risk for lung infection problem. ...
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What is stroke?Stroke is a condition whereby blood vessel to the brain is blocked or ruptured. Thebrain tissue gets damaged because of lack of oxygen. When that part of brain tissue dies the function of that brain tissue will be lost. Among the main symptoms are fainting, unconsciousness and/or weakness ...
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