atherosclerosis

Atherosclerosis

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heart health

Atherosclerosis Atherosclerosis is a disorder in which arterial wall stiffens and loses its elasticity caused by the formation of thickening (atherosclerotic plaque) in its inner layers, which can reduce or obstruct blood flow. Although it is more common in the male population, its prevalence increases in women after the menopause and equalizes with the prevalence […]

blood

Platelets (Thrombocytes)

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platelets

Platelets (Thrombocytes) represent the fragments of the cell named megakaryocyte, which is a type of bone marrow cells sent into the circulation. Thrombocytes are small and oval plates with a diameter of only 2 – 4 mm. Normal platelet count range from 150.000 – 450.000 per μL of blood. Platelet development Megakaryocyte comes from hematopoietic […]

atrial fibrillation

Sleep apnea

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What is sleep apnea Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that is manifested with short-term interruption of external breathing with preservation of internal breathing, or a pause in breathing that lasts between 3 and 10 seconds. Insufficient attention is given to this disease although it’s not such a rare disorder, as it is estimated that […]

hypertension

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 […]

stroke

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 […]