Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVCs), Animation

premature ventricular contractions PVCs are premature heartbeats originating in one of the lower chambers of the heart the ventricles PVCs can result from a variety of factors and conditions including consumption of alcohol caffeine tobacco or drugs certain medications physical exercise stress or anything that increases adrenaline levels certain electrolyte deficiencies and damaged cardiac tissue caused by other heart diseases […]

Role of Genomics in Precision Medicine for Cardiovascular Disease

Well the development of very high throughput genotyping platforms has allowed our lab to investigate hundreds of thousands of patients with EKG phenotypes that are risk factors for arrhythmias and over 1 million patients as far as risk of hypertension and blood pressure variability. And so, we’ve been able to identify hundreds of genetic variance across populations and across the […]

Secret Symptoms of a Heart Attack

In the movies, when people have heart attacks, they often clutch their chest in pain and collapse on the floor. But in real life, that’s often not the way it happens. We bring you the bottom line on secret symptoms of a heart attack. Hi, I’m Pilar Gerasimo, with a Bottom Line Expert report on heart attacks. I’m here today […]

Abnormal Heartsounds and Murmurs: Which heart sounds should worry you

Abnormal heart sounds and murmurs often reflect important underlying structural heart disease, a term that refers to problems with either the heart valves or the heart muscle (or sometimes both). But before we tackle abnormal heart sounds and murmurs, we should first review briefly the normal heart sounds. Recall that it is closure of heart valves that produces the normal […]

Coronary Artery Disease – Texoma Medical Center

So coronary artery disease is a condition where cholesterol plaques occlude or obstruct the blood supply to the heart. This condition is developed when cholesterol sediments in the blood start depositing in the vishal wall of the coronary arteries. Coronary arteries function to provide oxygen supply to the heart. When you work harder and you exert yourself, the muscular pump, […]

Unusual Heart Attack Symptoms That All Women Should Learn About

When it comes to your health, there are certain symptoms that people experience but do not really think anything of. Some people experience certain signs or symptoms and think that they aren’t a big deal. For example, when nauseous, you would probably just assume you’re hungry or ate something bad, right? You probably wouldn’t associate such a common feeling with […]