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Iker Casillas is the champion!

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Iker Casillas, 5 times World’s Best Goalkeeper, achieved the greatest victory of his life. On the opposite side was a heart attack, a ruthless enemy who takes millions of lives a year, but once again, “San Iker” shows us that he is a true champion, he survived that fight and took the biggest victory of […]

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Interview with Yoni Freedhoff

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Our interest is to talk with successful colleagues. Our interview was done with Yoni Freedhoff, MD, CCF. He is an associate professor of family medicine at the University of Ottawa. In 2004, he became the founder and medical director of the Bariatric Medical Institute. He is one of Canada’s most outspoken obesity experts.  He is also […]

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Effects of hyperthyroidism on cardiac function

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Diseases of the thyroid gland can directly modify the normal function of the heart, cause symptoms and lead to serious complications. To understand how they affect the heart, it is important to first understand how the heart works. The heart is a muscle made of cavities whose walls contract and circulate the blood all over […]

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Effects of nicotine on cardiovascular system

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It is clearly established that tobacco and nicotine has increased mortality and cardiovascular events (CV), however, the price of smoking is often neglected. Behavioral interventions and stop assisting treatments are effective and do not increase the risk of CV events when used over a specified period. E-cigarettes (or vaporettes) contain potentially cardiotoxic substances but lower […]

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Retinopathy

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Retinopathy refers to any damage to the retina of the eyes, which may cause vision impairment. Retinopathy often refers to a retinal vascular disease, or the damage to the vessels of the retina caused by abnormal blood flow. Retinopathy can be broadly categorized into proliferative and non-proliferative types. By examining the retina, the light-sensitive layer […]

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Foods to avoid for high cholesterol

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Foods to avoid for high cholesterol Cholesterol is a substance found in our body and in animal products such as meat, eggs and dairy products. It plays important role in the production of hormones, vitamin D and the bile which is necessary for digesting fats. Cholesterol is an essential component of every cell in our […]

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Essential hypertension

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Essential hypertension (called idiopathic hypertension or primary hypertension) is the form of hypertension that has no identifiable cause. It is usually familial and is likely to be the consequence of a complex interaction between genetic and environmental factors. The other type of hypertension is secondary hypertension. Secondary hypertension is high blood pressure that has an […]

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Cardiac tamponade

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Cardiac tamponade, also known as pericardial tamponade, is a serious medical condition caused by the accumulation of fluid or blood in the pericardium (the sac around the heart), resulting in the reduced ventricular filling which keeps your heart from functioning properly. Because of this, your heart can`t pump enough blood to the rest of the […]

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Famous people who died from a stroke

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A stroke or brain attack is a medical condition in which the blood supply to the part of your brain is reduced or interrupted, depriving brain tissue of oxygen which results in cell death. There are two main types: Hemorrhagic, when the blood vessel in your brain leaks or ruptures, causing bleeding Ischemic, when the […]