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Dobutamine Stress Echocardiography

Dobutamine stress echocardiography helps to indirectly determine if there are significant obstructions in the coronary arteries. The test is performed using a medication, dobutamine, to stimulate the heart instead of...

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TOBACCO

The simple act of smoking a cigarette may seem trivial, but did you know that the smoke inhaled by the smoker contains more than 4,000 chemical compounds, over 50 of...

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ABPM

The abbreviation ABPM stands for Ambulatory Blood Pressure Monitoring. It is a test where a blood pressure cuff (called tensiometer) is attached to the arm to record blood pressure over...

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Pulmonary capillaries

Pulmonary capillaries are tiny and delicate blood vessels through which red blood cells can obtain oxygen from the lungs. In fact, this is precisely where respiration takes place.

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Heatwave and Heart Failure

Patients suffering from heart failure often require constant attention. The presence of a heatwave can destabilize their condition, potentially requiring hospitalization and, in the most severe cases, leading to death.

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Treadmill Stress Echocardiography

Treadmill Stress Echocardiography helps to indirectly determine if there are significant obstructions in the coronary arteries. The test is performed using a treadmill and a cardiac ultrasound to see how...

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Swollen legs

The most common cause of swollen legs, sometimes of unequal sizes, is related to poor functioning of the leg veins, called venous insufficiency. People with venous insufficiency in the legs...

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