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What is blood poisoning?

Blood poisoning is a severe infection that occurs when bacteria enters the bloodstream. medical professionals often utilize the term to describe sepsis or septicemia. Always bear in mind that this is a deadly infection. Blood poisoning can rapidly progress to sepsis. Immediate diagnosis and treatment are vital in managing the condition. The presence of bacteria […]

Pediatric cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy is a chronic heart condition involving the deterioration of the heart muscle. The heart grows abnormally or becomes stiff and dense. Over time, the heart could no longer pump effectively and supply adequate blood all over the body. In severe cases, cardiomyopathy can progress to heart failure or sudden death. Who are at risk? […]

Heart failure

If the heart muscle could not pump enough blood that the body requires, it is called heart failure. The heart is not capable of pumping adequately as normally as it should. Since the heart could not pump properly, the body attempts to compensate with the following: Heart beats more rapidly Body retains salt and water […]

Infective endocarditis

Infective endocarditis is an infection affecting certain parts of the endocardium. The endocardium is the tissue lining the interior of the heart chambers. The infection typically involves one or more of the heart valves. Remember that this is a serious form of infection that can be deadly. Who are at risk for infective endocarditis? Individuals […]

Long Q-T syndrome

Long Q-T syndrome is an uncommon, hereditary condition that affects the electrical rhythm of the heart that can occur even among healthy individuals. It typically affects young adults or children. In studies conducted, healthy individuals with long Q-T syndrome have experienced at least a single episode of fainting by 10 years old. Most of these […]

Abdominal aortic aneurysm

An abdominal aortic aneurysm is characterized as balloon-like swelling of the aorta which is the major artery in the body. It is responsible for transporting oxygenated blood away from the heart to the entire body and the brain. Abdominal aortic aneurysm occurs in the segment of the aorta that passes via the abdomen. The abdominal […]

Heart disease

Heart disease involves a variety of conditions that affect the heart. These conditions include blood vessel diseases such as heart rhythm issues, coronary artery disease and congenital heart defects. What are the risk factors? The risk factors that puts an individual at higher risk for developing heart disease include the following: Age – as one […]