Heart Conditions

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Heart Conditions

Articles about Heart Conditions:
 

Cardiomyopathy

Samuel E. Greenberg, M.D. CARDIOMYOPATHY is as the name implies, i.e., pathology of the myocardium, (heart muscle), of the cardia (heart). Initially, it was applied to unknown causes of deteriorating heart muscle function, principally in young, otherwise healthy persons, although, it may also include the old as well. As our knowledge of causes and pathology Read more

Congestive Heart Failure

Samuel E. Greenberg, M.D. Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) is a condition, not a disease. It is a constellation of signs and symptoms, caused by a multitude of diseases, not all of which, primarily involve the heart muscle. This explains why most states, Louisiana in particular, preclude the use of heart failure, as well as respiratory Read more

Heart Attack

Lee J. Frazin MD The manner in which an individual presents with coronary artery disease depends upon the location of the interruption in the coronary artery, how quickly the interruption occurs, and the nutrient demands of the myocardium at the time. Acutely damaged heart muscle appears as a red purple bruise which has a reduced Read more

Heart Function and Attack

Lee Frazin, MD Heart attack is a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. There are major efforts underway to find improved methods for prevention, detection and treatment. These efforts are sponsored by many organizations including the American Heart Association, the American College of Cardiology, and the federal government. In order to Read more

Transesophageal Echocardiography

Leon J. Frazin MD Transesophageal echocardiography, which physicians call TEE, is a Special form of echocardiography. Echocardiography is the second most commonly ordered test in Cardiology. It utilizes high frequency sound waves which are not audible to the human ear. These sound waves are emitted from a special device called a transducer which is held Read more