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The cholesterol

Everyone talks about cholesterol, the good kind, then the bad kind that builds up fatty deposits on artery walls. However, very few people are aware of the vital role that...

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Platelets

Platelets are small cell fragments in our blood. They are tiny particles of the largest cells found in the bone marrow. They play a role in blood coagulation, in other...

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The pericardium

The pericardium is a sac surrounding the heart and containing a lubricating fluid that allows it to glide with each beat without friction.

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The blood

Blood is composed of red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets, and plasma. Red blood cells are responsible for transporting oxygen and carbon dioxide. White blood cells make up our...

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Breathlessness

Breathlessness is a subjective symptom, meaning it can be felt by the individual experiencing it but cannot be objectively measured. Moreover, the perception of breathlessness varies from one patient to...

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Aortic Bicuspid Valve – Medica point of view

Aortic bicuspid valve is a congenital anomaly of the aortic valve, present from birth. Normally, the aortic valve is tricuspid, consisting of three leaflets, but in the case of aortic...

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Thoracic pain

Not all thoracic pains are necessarily related to the heart. The majority of chest pains often have no identifiable source. We need to be sure that the heart is not...

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