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Episode 9- Dr WALT LILLEHEI

09 July 2018  History of cardiology

Episode 9- Dr WALT LILLEHEI

Stopping hypothermic circulation leaves the surgeons only a few minutes to perform the operation. This short time, however, does not allow for more complex surgeries. Dr. Lillehei will form a group to try to solve this problem.

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Salmon Escalope with Mustard (serves 4)

27 June 2018 Food

Salmon Escalope with Mustard (serves 4)

The CHEF offers us a healthy recipe

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MITRAL PROLAPSE

25 June 2018  Cardiovascular diseases

MITRAL PROLAPSE

Mitral prolapse occurs when, at closure, the mitral valve leaflets collide with one another. A bulge forms towards the left atrium.

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Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography

18 June 2018 Tests

Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography

it may be difficult or impossible for some people to walk on a treadmill and provide sufficient effort for the results of the examination be conclusive. A substitute test may then be requested by your doctor. The Dobutamine stress echocardiography is one of the possibilities.

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BETA-BLOCKERS

18 June 2018 Pharmacy

BETA-BLOCKERS

Beta-blockers are frequently used in cardiology. They are easy to identify on your medication list, the letters "lol" appear at the end of their name.

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Episode 8- Dr F. JOHN LEWIS

05 June 2018  History of cardiology

Episode 8- Dr F. JOHN LEWIS

Doctor F. John Lewis is the first surgeon to successfully complete an open-heart surgery by closing an atrial septal defect in a young 5-year old patient, Jacqueline Jones.

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Salmon with lemongrass, asparagus and caramelized skin

29 May 2018 Food

Salmon with lemongrass, asparagus and caramelized skin

The CHEF offers us a healthy recipe

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TRANS OESOPHAGEAL ECHOCARDIOGRAM

24 May 2018 Tests

TRANS OESOPHAGEAL ECHOCARDIOGRAM

A doctor may ask that this exam be done in order to better analyse certain parts of your heart that were not well seen at the transthoracic echocardiogram. It is a very good exam to see the interior of the left atrium and ventricle as well as the cardiac valves.

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SINUSAL TACHYCARDIA

13 May 2018  Cardiovascular diseases

SINUSAL TACHYCARDIA

Some arrhythmias can be expressed by more rapid beats than normally. A heart beat higher than 100 per minute is called tachycardia.

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SINUS BRADYCARDIA

08 May 2018  Cardiovascular diseases

SINUS BRADYCARDIA

Some arrhythmias may manifest themselves in a slower rhythm than usual. A heart rate slower than 60 beats per minute is called “bradycardia”

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CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE IN WOMEN

01 May 2018  Cardiovascular diseases

CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE IN WOMEN

There is no doubt that beyond the physical differences between men and women, these two groups differ from each other in many ways. It’s also the case for coronary artery disease in men and women.

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Multi-gated radionuclide angiography (MUGA)

29 April 2018 Tests

Multi-gated radionuclide angiography (MUGA)

This is a test used to evaluate the cardiac muscle’s contraction and to measure its capacity to pump blood.

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Episode 7- Dr WILFRED BIGELOW

21 April 2018  History of cardiology

Episode 7- Dr WILFRED BIGELOW

Dr Bigelow affirmed that the cold reduces drastically the metabolism of these animals and the oxygen needed and consumed by the vital organs is minimal during this period.

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PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND INTERVAL WORKOUT

17 April 2018 Prevention

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND INTERVAL WORKOUT

The benefits of healthy life habits on a person’s health, including regular physical activity, have been known for a long time.

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SWOLLEN LEGS

11 April 2018 General

SWOLLEN LEGS

« Doctor, my legs are swollen! » It is not rare that we hear this sentence. There are different levels of swelling. Most people who work standing all day can see the linings of their socks on their skin when they take them off in the evening.

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THE IMPACT OF ENVIRONMENT ON THE HEART

07 April 2018  Environmental cardiology

THE IMPACT OF ENVIRONMENT ON THE HEART

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Episode 6- Dr WILLIAM MUSTARD

03 April 2018  History of cardiology

Episode 6- Dr WILLIAM MUSTARD

Dr. Mustard received his medical diploma for the University of Toronto in 1937.His medical profession began as a surgeon at the Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children in 1947. He was then known as an innovative surgeon.

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Brown sugar and apple mini-tartelettes

30 March 2018 Food

Brown sugar and apple mini-tartelettes

The Chef offers us ... a treat!

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ATHEROMA (ATHEROSCLEROSIS)

16 March 2018  Cardiovascular diseases

ATHEROMA (ATHEROSCLEROSIS)

Risk factors for the development of plaques include age, male gender, hypercholesterolemia, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking and obesity.

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Episode 5- Dr HORACE SMITHY

10 March 2018  History of cardiology

Episode 5- Dr HORACE SMITHY

This young surgeon followed the footsteps of doctors Harken and Bailey when he successfully completed the mitral valve operation as described by his mentors.

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CARDIAC MAGNETIC RESONANCE

26 February 2018 Tests

CARDIAC MAGNETIC RESONANCE

Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging, or the cardiac MRI, is a powerful test with an unparalleled quality of images which makes it possible to visualize the heart and to evaluate its function.

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Episode 4- Dr CHARLES P. BAILEY

17 February 2018  History of cardiology

Episode 4- Dr CHARLES P. BAILEY

Considered a pioneer of heart surgery by some and father of open-heart surgery by others, Dr Bailey had a fulfilled career.

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CHERVIL OF RAY

16 February 2018 Food

CHERVIL OF RAY

The chef offer us an healty dish

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SINUSAL ARRYTHMIA

15 February 2018  Cardiovascular diseases

SINUSAL ARRYTHMIA

Breathing in make the lungs expand but the heart also calls for blood via the large veins. This increase in blood volume accelerates the orchestra conductor so that the heart works faster.

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MEDICATION

06 February 2018 Pharmacy

MEDICATION

Several drugs are used in cardiology. This article allows you to know what kinds of drugs are prescribed to you and to understand their actions.

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STRESS ECHO WITH TREADMILL

03 February 2018 Tests

STRESS ECHO WITH TREADMILL

Like the name says, it is the combination of a treadmill and a cardiac echography. The goal is to clarify the results of an ambiguous treadmill test, to confirm the result or more precisely determine the location of the blockages.

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BUNDLE BRANCH BLOCK

29 January 2018  Cardiovascular diseases

BUNDLE BRANCH BLOCK

Defects of electrical conduction by the two specialized branches of the ventricles can occur. One calls these conditions bundle branch blocks - right if it affects the right branch and left if it affects the left branch.

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ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE

23 January 2018 News

ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE

When used with a decreasing dosage of nicotine, the electronic cigarette can increase the success rate for quitters by 50 to 70%.

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Episode 3- Dr DWIGTH KARKEN

19 January 2018  History of cardiology

Episode 3- Dr DWIGTH KARKEN

On June 6, 1944 marked history as “D-Day”, but also because it is the day Harken successfully removed a metallic fragment from a right ventricle.

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CORONARY HEART DISEASE (ANGINA)

13 January 2018  Cardiovascular diseases

CORONARY HEART DISEASE (ANGINA)

Most commonly, angina takes the form of chest pain that radiates towards the jaw and the left arm. It can also be felt in many other ways, especially as back pain, or only in the jaw or the left arm.

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OXYGENATION OF THE HEART AND ITS BLOOD CIRCULATION

06 January 2018 How it works

OXYGENATION OF THE HEART AND ITS BLOOD CIRCULATION

The heart is a muscle fuelled by oxygen, which is delivered by the coronary arteries. Any reduction in the oxygen supply can have serious and sometimes irreversible consequences for the heart.

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2018...  I’m quitting smoking!!

30 December 2017 News

2018... I’m quitting smoking!!

Everybody wishes each other a wonderful year. “Stay healthy!” It’s really nice to wish each other to “stay healthy”, but do you take care of your own health?

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Duck breast with port and dark chocolate

30 December 2017 Food

Duck breast with port and dark chocolate

The CHEF offer us a main course... with chocolate

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HOLIDAY SEASON

21 December 2017 News

HOLIDAY SEASON

Oh boy! The Holidays... Here we are again at the Holiday season... Every year, it’s the same thing! Rush at work, last minute shopping, weather and temperature changes and the celebrations

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21 December 2017 Food

"BLOOD" SALAD" from my friend Karim

The CHIEF offers us a special salad!

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TRANS THORACIC ECHO CARDIOGRAM

15 December 2017 Tests

TRANS THORACIC ECHO CARDIOGRAM

It is the same type of test used to examine a baby in a pregnant woman. In the case of a cardiac ultrasound, the heart is organ of interest.

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THE HEART; HOW IT WORKS

15 December 2017 How it works

THE HEART; HOW IT WORKS

The heart is a muscular organ located in the center of the chest, between the two lungs. It is a amazing organ, almost untiring. It makes the blood circulate throughout the whole body.

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15 December 2017 Food

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SNOW STORM

11 December 2017  Environmental cardiology

SNOW STORM

In the medical field and especially in cardiology, we often associate a snowstorm with a recrudescence of consultations in the emergency room for heart problems. And the shovel is usually identified as the culprit for those problems!

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ABPM

09 December 2017 Tests

ABPM

ABPM stands for Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring. This is a test where a blood pressure cuff (called tensiometer) is installed around your arm to record your blood pressure blood over a 24-hour period.

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SMOKING

04 December 2017 Prevention

SMOKING

The simple action of smoking a cigarette seems very banal.  But you should know that the inhaled smoke inhaled contains more than 4000 chemical compounds, with more than 50 of them known to cause cancer.

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Episode 2- Dr ELLIOT CUTLER

26 November 2017  History of cardiology

Episode 2- Dr ELLIOT CUTLER

His plan was to access the mitral valve through a small incision at the bottom of the left atrium and then create an incision in one of the diseased leaflets of the mitral valve.

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BICUSPID AORTIC VALVE

26 November 2017  Congenital diseases

BICUSPID AORTIC VALVE

A bicuspid aortic valve is a congenital anomaly i.e. present at birth.

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CLINICAL RESEACH IN CARDIOLOGY

25 November 2017 Clinical research

CLINICAL RESEACH IN CARDIOLOGY

In the past, several medical discoveries have been made as the result of errors or purely by chance (example: discovery of penicillin).

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Episode 1- Dr LUDWIG REHN

25 November 2017  History of cardiology

Episode 1- Dr LUDWIG REHN

Dr Ludwid Rehn is consider by some as the father of cardiac surgery.

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INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF CARDIOLOGY

24 November 2017  History of cardiology

INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF CARDIOLOGY

Retrospectives of the many developments of cardiology on my years of practice.

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ECG

23 November 2017 Tests

ECG

Electrocardiogram (ECG) is a 10 seconds recording of the electricity of the heart

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TRICUSPID VALVES

23 November 2017 Anatomy

TRICUSPID VALVES

There are 2 heart valves called tricuspid. One is the Pulmonary valve and the other is the Aortic valve.

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HOW IT IS MADE (ANATOMY)

23 November 2017 Anatomy

HOW IT IS MADE (ANATOMY)

The heart is a muscular organ located in the center of the chest, between the two lungs.

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THE SYSTEMIC CAPILLARIES

23 November 2017 Anatomy

THE SYSTEMIC CAPILLARIES

The systemic capillaries are the junction points between the arteries and the veins of the great circulation. It is at that this microscopic level that breathing and feeding of the cells of the human body occur.

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PULMONARY CAPILLARIES

23 November 2017 Anatomy

PULMONARY CAPILLARIES

Red blood cells are filled with oxygen at the level of the pulmonary capillaries. They are the junction between the small arteries and veins of the pulmonary circulation. It is at that microscopic site that ‘’respiration” really occurs.

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THE HOLTER

15 November 2017 Tests

THE HOLTER

A Holter monitoring is a continuous recording of the ECG, the electricity generated by your heart, during 24 hours.

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CHOLESTEROL

15 November 2017 General

CHOLESTEROL

Everyone talks about cholesterol, the good one and the bad one that causes clogging of the arteries, but very few people know the vital role of cholesterol in the human body.

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ATRIOVENTRICULAR VALVES

15 November 2017 Anatomy

ATRIOVENTRICULAR VALVES

There are two valves separating the ventricles from the atria. They are called atrioventricular valves.

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THE FIBROUS SKELETON

15 November 2017 Anatomy

THE FIBROUS SKELETON

Just like the human body, the heart has its own skeleton.

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HEAT WAVE AND HEART FAILURE

A heat wave can greatly destabilize the condition of a patient suffering from heart failure

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THE CANNABIS (WEED)

Unless you live on another planet, everyone knows that inhaling cannabis, or pot, is now legal in Canada. However, beware… Legal does not necessarily mean safe and banal.

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HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

In 2000, more than 25% of the population in the world had high blood pressure (also called hypertension). It is estimated that this number could climb to nearly 30% in 2025.

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WATER ON LUNGS

We all heard someone say that he or she had water "on" the lungs or even, water "in" the lung. What is it exactly? Should we say "on" the lungs or "in" the lung? Both situations exist.

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TREADMILL

The treadmill is a test in cardiology that evaluates, indirectly, possible blockages in the coronary arteries. It also helps evaluate the cardiovascular condition.

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MYOCARDIAL SCINTIGRAPHY ON TREADMILL

This exam is a treadmill test accompanied by a radioactive tracer injection to verify through images the circulation condition of the cardiac muscle. This test is called the “Myocardial scintigraphy perfusion imaging at exercice”, “MIBI at exercice” or “MIBI with a treadmill”.

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MYOCARDIAL SCINTIGRAPHY WITH PERSANTINE

The myocardial scintigraphy with persantine or “mibi persantine” is an imagery exam done at the nuclear medicine department. ThIs screening test helps determine if thoracic pains or other suspicious symptoms originate from the heart..

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MYOCARDIAL SCINTIGRAPHY DOBUTAMINE

For various reasons, some people have difficulty walking on the treadmill and therefore cannot provide adequate effort for the results to be conclusive. In this case, your doctor may ask for a different exam to substitute the treadmill. One of these tests is called the dobutamine myocardial scintigraphy.

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PERSANTINE STRESS ULTRASOUND

This exam consists of comparing the contraction of the heart at rest with its response after the injection of a product into a vein that simulates physical activity. The results of a cardiac ultrasound allow for this.

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THE CHALLENGES OF PREVENTING HEART DISEASE

Everyone agrees that health is very precious if not the most precious belonging. Don’t we wish each other to stay healthy on New Year’s Day? But would not it be better to prevent than cure?

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HOCKEY; GARAGE LEAGUE

Deciding to take up physical activity after a pause is not something to be taken lightly. It all depends on the type of physical activity contemplated and the health of the person concerned.

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Episode 9-Dr John "Jack" Heysham Gibbon

After the death of a patient, Dr Gibbon had an idea that made heart surgery what it is today

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THE BIRTH OF CARDIAQUE CATHETERIZATION

Cardiac catheterization is an examination that the doctor prescribes to verify the work done by the heart and to measure different pressures in the heart and lungs. A short stay at the hospital is expected for this examination.

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THE INVENTION OF THE PACEMAKER (CARIOSTIMULATOR)

During the era where developments in cardiac surgeries in children with congenital abnormalities, such as a hole between the two ventricles, sudden death by blockage in electrical conduction in the heart is one of the causes of catastrophic deaths.

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FIRST CORONAROGRAPHY

The pressure inside the catheter generated by the injector gave it a new orientation and injected the dye directly into the right coronary. Both doctors were convinced that death was imminent. They expected to see this 47-year-old patient die from ventricular fibrillation.

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THE BLOOD

Blood is composed of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets and plasma.

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THE PULSE

Each cardiac contraction create a wave in the arteries that can be perceived with the finger

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PLATELETS

The platelets are small particles found in the blood.

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CHEST PAIN

The majority of chest pains often remain without identifiable causes. We must make sure that the heart is not the source of this pain. If you have thoracic discomfort, and it worries you, speak to a doctor.

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FECONDATION

The circulatory system is about to take place a few days after fertilization of the egg by the spermatozoon.

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ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

The heart has its own electrical system. Its function is to synchronize the muscle contraction in an effective way.

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CORONARY ARTERIES

The heart is a muscle that relies on oxygen to work properly. The delivery of this invaluable fuel is provided by the coronary arteries.

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UNSTABLE ANGINA - NSTEMI

In the case where the clot partially obstructs the coronary artery or one of its branches, the cardiac muscle it feeds still receives oxygen, but in potentially limited quantity. This situation is unstable, this is unstable angina, now called NSTEMI.

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MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION (STEMI)

In the case where a clot completely obstructs a coronary artery, the underlying cardiac muscle suffers and it is painful. It is a “heart attack”. This is a medical emergency!

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CORONAORGRAPHY

Coronary angiography is an examination that allows the professional to visualize the arteries of the heart known as the coronaries. As a result, it is possible to demonstrate the presence of obstructions like the presence of atheromatous plaques in these arteries.

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HEART FAILURE

More than half a million of people suffer from heart failure in Canada

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ATRIAL FIBRILLATION (AF)

AF is an arrhythmia characterized by chaotic cardiac beats which are irregularly irregular.

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HEART RHYTHM DISORDERS

A problem with the rhythm, or arrhythmia, is a problem with the electric system that makes the heart beat. There are two main categories of problems: stimulation disorders and conduction disorders.

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PREMATURE BEATS

The electrical system can be overexcited.The extrasystoles are supplementary heartbeats, either extras or premature, or before their time, pulses. The extrasystoles may be a consequence of an overexcited system at the atrium and/or ventricle levels.

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ATRIAL FLUTTER

Atrial flutter is an arrhythmia characterized by a very fast, but regular heartbeat. It can climb beyond 150 beats per minute.

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INAPPROPRIATE TACHYCARDIA

Inappropriate tachycardia affects more than 1% of the population. However, it is not considered an arrhythmia, but is rather a condition where the heart rate at rest is faster than normal and where there is an inappropriate acceleration of the heart rate when a minimal effort is done.

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SUPRAVENTRICULAR TACHYCARDIA (SVT)

The supraventricular tachycardia is a type of arrhythmia characterized by rapid, sustained palpitations that start and stop abruptly.

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ANTIPLATELET AGENTS

This medication group is effective in one of three main cell branches found in blood, the platelets. We especially use these medications when dealing with an at-risk patient or someone who has already had a heart attack or stroke.

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ANTICOAGULANTS

The anticoagulants are medications that prevent the forming of blood clots by blocking the molecules produced by the liver, which are necessary for coagulation.

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CALCIUM CHANNEL BLOCKERS

This class of drugs can be divided into two categories, according to their affinity for calcium channels in the heart or in peripheral vessels. This group of drugs is widely used for hypertension, but some are used in the control of heart rate or angina.

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INHIBITOR OF THE CONVERTING ENZYME ANGIOTENSIN

We use ICEA to reduce blood pressure, favor optimal healing of the heart after a heart attack and allow the heart to regain strength.

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ANGIOTENSIN RECEPTEUR ANTAGONIST

The ARA is therefore used to reduce blood pressure, favor an optimal healing of the heart after a heart attack and give back strength to the heart.

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THE STATINES

This group of medication blocks an enzyme that creates cholesterol. Consequently, there is a reduction of the cholesterol in the blood, mainly the “bad” one (LDL).

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NITRATES (NITROGLYCERINE)

Nitrates are molecules that help expand the blood vessels, causing a decrease in blood pressure. They are mainly used to reduce angina

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ANTIARRHYTHMIC AGENTS

This broad family of medication ceases arrhythmia, maintains the heartrate and/or slows the heartbeat.

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