“Pathophysiology and Diagnosis of Heart Failure” by Christina Vanderpluym, MD, for OPENPediatrics

Pathophysiology and Diagnosis of Heart Failure, by Dr. Christina VanderPluym. Hello. My name is Dr. Christina VanderPluym, and I am the Director of the Ventricular Assist Device Program in the Heart Transplant and Heart Function Program at Boston Children’s Hospital. And today, I’m going to discuss heart failure in children in this two-part part series. We’re going to first start […]

How a heart attack occurs

This animation will show how atherosclerosis develops in the heart. Click the navigation arrows below the animation screen to play, pause, rewind or fast-forward the animation. This animation contains sound. Atherosclerosis is the process by which arteries become gradually narrowed and hardened. If this happens in the arteries that supply the heart it causes coronary heart disease. This can lead […]

Women and Heart Disease Prevention: Eileen’s Story

Eileen: JUST BEFORE MY HEART ATTACK IN ’97, MY DOCTOR TOLD ME THAT PRE-MENOPAUSAL WOMEN DO NOT HAVE HEART ATTACKS. I HAD NOTHING TO WORRY ABOUT WITH MY HIGH CHOLESTEROL NUMBERS. SO, I SAID, “OKAY,” AND HOME I WENT. THREE DAYS LATER, I HAD MY HEART ATTACK. BEFORE I HAD MY HEART ATTACK, I WAS A TWO-, THREE-PACK-A-DAY SMOKER. I […]

Congenital Heart Defects (CHDs)

Birth defects of the heart, known as congenital heart defects, or CHDs, are birth defects that can affect the structure of a baby’s heart and the way it works. They can affect how blood flows through the heart and out to the rest of the body. CHDs can vary from mild, such as a small hole in the heart, to […]

10 Signs of Hypertension

10 Signs of Hypertension. Although hypertension is a common condition among adults, it is still a very serious diagnosis. High blood pressure can have a lasting effect on your health if left untreated. Those who have hypertension are at an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, and other major illnesses. Luckily, it is very easy to treat and manage. If […]

How to Identify Female Heart Attack Symptoms | Heart Attack

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Cardiovascular Disease Heart Disease

Hello everyone, My name is Alvina Gabrielyan. Today i will be presenting my topic on Heart Disease, also known as Cardiovascular Disease. Throughout my presentation, I will be discussing everything you need to know about Heart Disease such as What Heart Disease is? The types of Heart Diseases there are, What are some signs and symptoms of Heart Disease, Who […]

What Is Coronary Artery Disease

What is coronary artery disease overview coronary artery disease cad is impaired blood flow in the arteries that supply blood to the heart also known as called coronary heart disease CHP cat is the most common form of heart disease and affects approximately 16.8 million Americans it’s also the leading cause of death for both men and women in the […]