Cardiac ablation is a procedure that works by scarring or destroying tissue in your heart that triggers or sustains an abnormal heart rhythm.
Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heartbeat, also called an arrhythmia, that can increase your risk of heart failure, stroke, blood clots and other heart conditions.
CABG - Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting
Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) is a type of surgery that improves blood flow to the heart. Surgeons use CABG to treat people who have severe coronary heart disease (CHD). These arteries supply oxygen-rich blood to your heart.
Patients that have experienced a heart attack need a very specialized and carefully monitored exercise rehabilitation program, along with close monitoring of medications.
Congestive Heart Failure
Heart failure is when the heart muscle cannot pump blood through the body well enough to provide adequate blood and oxygen to the body.
Congestive Heart Failure Treatment
Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a very common condition with which millions of North Americans are diagnosed each year. It is the stage at which “heart failure” has led to a build up of fluid around the heart.
COPD & Heart Failure
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is commonly associated with heart failure. While chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and heart failure are two different conditions, they can both cause breathing problems.
COPD & Lung Health
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic lung disease that has many causes including smoking and genetic factors. There are several types, including bronchitis and emphysema.
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is commonly associated with the narrowing of the breathing tubes within the lungs and damage to the gas exchange units called alveoli. The exact cause of COPD is unknown however there is a complex relationship between ones genetics and various environmental factors such as long-term smoking, pollution, poor nutrition, poor exercise and chronic chest infections.
Defibrillators (AEDs and ICDs)
An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator or automated implantable cardioverter defibrillator is a device implantable inside the body, able to perform cardioversion, defibrillation, and pacing of the heart.
La prise en charge du traitement de la fibrillation auriculaire n’inclut pas seulement de déterminer si le patient est à risque d’un accident vasculaire cérébral et d’anti coaguler le patient. Il faut aussi décider si on emploie une stratégie du contrôle de la fréquence ou du contrôle du rythme.
Inherited heart rhythm conditions can affect the electrical signals and sometimes muscle function of the heart.
A heart attack happens when muscle tissue in the heart is denied the flow of oxygen-rich blood due to a blocked artery. It is considered a medical emergency.
High cholesterol, smoking, obesity and lack of physical activity are risk factors for heart disease. Heart disease can be prevented.
Heart Failure & Exercise
It’s essential for patients with heart failure to exercise, but it can be difficult to determine what type is the most effective and safe for you. Before you start any kind of exercise program, talk to your healthcare provider.
Heart Failure & Sodium
While your body needs some sodium, too much causes your body to retain fluid and forces your heart to work harder. If you have heart failure, this can weaken the heart muscle. A low-sodium diet can help minimize the extra fluid and prevent heart problems.
Heart Failure Diagnosis
It’s important to see your healthcare provider for regular checkups, and especially if you're experiencing the potential symptoms of heart failure, which include shortness of breath, coughing and fatigue.
Cardiothoracic surgery involves the surgical treatment of organs inside the thorax (chest), including conditions of the heart and lungs.
Heart Valve Replacement
Heart valve surgery and procedures are performed to repair or replace a valve in the heart that is not working properly because of valvular heart disease (also called heart valve disease). Heart valve surgery is open-heart surgery through the breastbone, into the chest.
Dr Charles Dussault, MD, MPh, FRCPC, cardiologue, parle de la fibrillation auriculaire et de la prévention des AVC.
Neurology of a Stroke
A neurologist is a medical doctor who has taken specialty training in the diagnosis and treatment of nervous system disorders including stroke.
A healthy heart can be impacted by diet and nutrition. Watching your intake of LDL cholesterol and sodium can be important.
A pacemaker is a small device that's placed in the chest or abdomen to help control abnormal heart rhythms.
PCI - Coronary Angioplasty
Angioplasty is the technique of mechanically widening a narrowed or obstructed blood vessel; typically as a result of atherosclerosis. Tightly folded balloons are passed into the narrowed locations and then inflated to a fixed size.
Patients that have experienced a heart attack can benefit from a rehabilitation program that incorporates exercises patients can do at home.
There are a variety of smoking cessation tools including prescription drugs and nicotine replacement aids.
A stroke can lead to a sudden diminution or loss of consciousness, sensation, and voluntary motion caused by rupture or obstruction (by a clot) of a blood vessel of the brain.
SVT - Supraventricular Tachycardia
Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT), also called paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, is defined as an abnormally fast heartbeat. It's a broad term that includes many forms of heart rhythm problems (heart arrhythmias) that originate above the ventricles (supraventricular) in the atria or AV node.
Types of Cardiac Testing
These are just a few of the tests that have been used to diagnose heart and blood vessel disease (cardiovascular). For more information, talk to your cardiologist or other healthcare provider.
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Dr. Milan Gupta, MD, FRCP, हृदय रोग विशेषज्ञ द्वारा अलिंद विकम्पन से पीडि़त मरीजों को स्ट्रोक से बचाव के बारे में सलाह।
周醫生， 醫學博士，外科學碩士，理學碩士，加拿大皇家醫學院院）、心脏病专家，讨论房颤患者预防中风。Dr Chi-Ming Chow, MD, MSc, FRCPC, FACC, FASE, Toronto, Ontario
周医生, 医学博士，外科学硕士， 理学硕士，加拿大皇家医学院院士, 心脏科医生, 討論房顫患者預防中風。