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Coronary Angiogram

What is angiography? Coronary angiography is a procedure that uses X-ray imaging to find out if there is a blockage in a coronary artery.It is one of the cardiac catheterization procedures that can be done to the heart to diagnose and treat some heart conditions. Purpose of test why it’s done? A coronary angiogram is […]
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STEMI

What is a heart attack? A heart attack, also known as myocardial infarction, is a form of acute coronary syndrome. It happens when the heart doesn’t receive enough blood. There are three types of heart attacks: ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) coronary spasm, or unstable angina What is STEMI […]
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Bifurcation Blockage

What is bifurcation blockage of the heart? A bifurcation blockage or bifurcation lesion is narrowing or stenosis in a major coronary artery and an adjacent side-branch vessel of the heart. When does a bifurcation blockage happen? As a result of some alterations in blood flow, plaque and fatty build-up are more likely to form at […]
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Cardiac Catheterization

What is cardiac catheterization? Cardiac catheterization, commonly referred to as cardiac cath or heart catheterization, is a medical procedure that is used to detect and treat certain heart diseases. It allows doctors to examine the heart in detail to detect abnormalities and perform other tests or operations by inserting a thin, flexible tube (catheter) into […]
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MVD / Multivessel Disease

What is Multivessel Disease? The multivessel disease can be simply described as a >70% stenosis in two or more major coronary arteries of 2.5 mm diameter or greater. Are Multivessel Disease and Coronary Artery Disease The Same? Multivessel disease (MVD) is considered a form of coronary artery disease (CAD). MVD is a stage of CAD […]
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Percutaneous Cardiac Intervention

What is percutaneous coronary intervention? percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), also known as coronary angioplasty, is a non-surgical procedure used to treat obstructive coronary artery diseases, such as unstable angina, acute myocardial infarction (MI), and multivessel coronary artery disease (CAD). This technique is used to open blocked heart arteries. Angioplasty is a procedure that involves inserting […]
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Coronary Artery Disease

What is coronary artery disease? Coronary artery disease is a very common type of heart disease, it is the most common heart disease in the US. Coronary heart disease can develop because of damaged or diseased blood vessels that supply the heart with blood,nutrients and oxygen. The main causes of CAD is the cholesterol-containing plaques […]
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Atrial Fibrillation

Overview Atrial fibrillation is a kind of arrhythmia in which the atria beat irregularly out of rhythm with the ventricles and the heart rate can vary from 100 to 175 bpm. This may cause blood clots in the heart and raise the chances of having a stroke, heart failure, or other heart-related issues. AFib may […]
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Acute Myocardial Infarction

What is acute myocardial infarction? Acute myocardial infarction, also known as heart attack, ismyocardial necrosis caused by an immediate occlusion of acoronary artery. The occlusion happens when the blood supplyto the heart is blocked. The most common cause of theblockage is the accumulation of fat, cholesterol, and otherchemical substances in the arteries that supply the […]
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