Icardio.ca

Cardiac Health Is Our Main Concern

Icardio.ca is intended to be a support tool for the patient, an extension of the medical consultation.
It is also an essential reference for doctors with ensuring their patients have a good understanding of the heart problem they are facing.

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About Icardio.ca

Icardio.ca is intended to be a support tool for patients, an extension of medical consultation. Written in simple and accessible language, it helps to better understand the structure and functioning of the heart. This is where the basis for understanding cardiovascular diseases, diagnostic approaches, and therapy challenges lies.

It is also an educational reference for students in the health field and for anyone wanting to learn more about cardiology. 

Similarly, Icardio.ca proves to be a very useful reference tool for doctors concerned with their patients’ understanding.

 

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This is a cardiology information and popularization website. It does not replace the doctor, but it does allow for a better understanding of how the heart works, possible heart diseases, the tests required for diagnosis, and the treatments used to treat them.

General

Anatomy

How it works

How it works

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Prevention

Valvular & cardiovascular diseases

Valvular & cardiovascular diseases

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Patient-Partner

Patient-Partner

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Congenital diseases

Congenital diseases

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Exams

Environmental cardiology

Environmental cardiology

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History of cardiology

History of cardiology

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Clinical research

Clinical research

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Alimentation

Pharmacy

Pharmacy

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Our collaborators

Our contributors are highly qualified experts passionate about their profession. They are constantly keeping abreast of cutting-edge medical advances and dedicating their careers to providing personalized care of the highest quality. 

These healthcare professionals come from various sectors of cardiology, whether they are specialist doctors practicing general or highly specialized cardiology such as environmental, interventional, structural, pediatric cardiology, or cardiac surgery, and the list goes on. 

Their expertise covers a full range of heart conditions, from prevention to advanced treatments, including diagnostic imaging and clinical research. Our contributors all share the importance of patients understanding the heart disease they are suffering from, first for themselves and then for their loved ones, the challenges involved, the diligence required for their treatment, and a better outcome, eventually. 

They are all driven by the desire to share their knowledge in the simplest way possible for the benefit of people affected directly or indirectly by cardiovascular health problems.

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At Icardio.ca, we have realized that searching the web for information can be complex and time-consuming, often leading to more confusion than answers. 

To simplify this laborious experience, we strive to select and seek the opinions of seasoned experts working in related or highly specialized fields.

Our commitment to patients

Icardio.ca acknowledges that patients may sometimes feel overwhelmed after consulting a healthcare professional for a cardiovascular problem. Time is often limited, questions are numerous, and understanding one’s heart condition can seem complex. It is because of these factors and many others, which would be too numerous to list, that patients may not retain the details of the explanations provided to them in a medical office. 

The essence of our commitment is directed towards these vulnerable individuals. We aim to accompany them with empathy by filling their gaps with general information, sufficiently deepened so that they do not have to endlessly navigate the web and thereby limit their anxieties. 

Our popularized information is an extension of medical consultation, available in an environment that is theirs and that of their loved ones. 

We also aim to be a valuable and appreciated resource for doctors, assisting them in explaining to their patients, helping them to have a clear and precise understanding of their heart problem and its treatment. 

Icardio.ca was designed by and for patients. The addition of patient experience aims to add information based on the daily lives of people with one or more cardiovascular problems.

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Featured articles

General

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 good cholesterol plays in the human body.

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General

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 words, in stopping bleeding.

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Anatomy

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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General

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 immune defense system. Platelets contribute to blood clotting, thereby preventing excessive bleeding.

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General

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 another.

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Prevention

Prevention of Bacterial Endocarditis

Bacterial endocarditis is an infection of the inner lining of the heart that most often attacks one or several heart valves. As its name suggests, bacteria in the bloodstream are the cause of this infectious illness.

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Valvular & cardiovascular diseases

Aortic sclerosis

Aortic valve sclerosis means that this valve has lost its flexibility without necessarily having a reduced opening.

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History of cardiology

Introduction to the History of Cardiology

Writing about the history of cardiology is a complex endeavor. In a time when medical knowledge was less advanced, progress in the field of cardiology was often the result of trial and error, which would be unthinkable in the current context of modern medicine.

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Congenital diseases

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 bicuspid valve, the valve only has two leaflets.

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Arrhythmia

Disorders of Heart Rhythm

The term “arrhythmia” serves as a common descriptor for irregularities in heart rhythm.
Heart rhythm disorders encompass two primary categories: excitation disorders and conduction disorders.

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General

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 the cause.
If you are worried about chest pain, tell your doctor.

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Warning

This site is intended to provide information and make cardiology comprehensible for all patients; it is not a substitute for a doctor. It does, however, enable a better understanding of how the heart works, the many heart diseases that exist, the tests required to reach a diagnosis, and the drugs and other methods used to treat them.

In case of emergency, please call 911