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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 using a treadmill, and a cardiac ultrasound to observe how the heart’s contraction responds to the simulated stress.

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Coronary heart diseases

About Coronary Stents

Coronary stents, also known as “coronary endoprostheses,” have been in use for about three decades.
This article aims to answer frequently asked questions from patients and their families.

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General

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 which are carcinogenic?

Indeed, all burning plants naturally release chemical compounds.

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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 a 24-hour period.

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The myocardial scintigraphy with persantine

Persantine myocardial scintigraphy, also known as “MIBI persantine” or “MIBI dipyridamole,” is a nuclear medicine imaging test.
It helps to indirectly determine if there are significant blockages in the coronary arteries.
The test is performed using a radioactive tracer that ‘follows the path’ of oxygen in the heart muscle.

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Heart failure

Water “in” the lungs, also known as Pulmonary Edema

Water in the lungs, also known as pulmonary edema, is a condition where fluid accumulates in the lungs, making breathing difficult.

This situation can be triggered, among other reasons, by excessive fluid intake, especially in patients with heart failure.

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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 the heart’s contraction reacts to effort.

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Valvular & cardiovascular diseases

Bundle Branch Block

A bundle branch block is an anomaly in the electrical conduction system of the heart. A blockage can occur in either of the two specialized branches of the electrical transmission system when impulses travel to the right and left ventricles.
These conditions are called bundle branch blocks: the Right Bundle Branch Block affects the right branch and the Left one affects the left branch.
Bundle branch blocks can be either intermittent or permanent.

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Myocardial perfusion imaging or stress MIBI scan

Myocardial perfusion imaging or stress MIBI helps to indirectly determine if there are significant obstructions in the coronary arteries. The test is performed using a radioactive tracer that ‘follows the path’ of oxygen in the heart muscle.

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