Category: General

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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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 wake up in the morning with little swelling. The problem appears as the day progresses and is more pronounced in the evening.

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Atheroma (Atherosclerosis)

Dès notre naissance, le transport du cholestérol laisse des traces sur la paroi de nos artères. Au fil du temps et avec l’avancée en âge, ces traces s’épaississent et peuvent éventuellement former des plaques à l’intérieur des parois artérielles.

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Tiredness

Fatigue is a subjective symptom, impossible to see and difficult to quantify; it can be linked to a multitude of physical conditions.
Some individuals do not experience fatigue or only rarely, while others often report feeling tired.

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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 good cholesterol plays in the human body.

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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 words, in stopping bleeding.

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

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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 another.

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

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The pulse

Heart rate can be calculated by measuring the pulse. The 2 most frequently used pressure points for taking the pulse are in the neck (carotid artery) and on the wrist (radial artery).

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