Heart Diseases


What is an Electrocardiogram (EKG or ECG)? Procedure, risks and results

ECG, or electrocardiogram, is the process of recording and analyzing electrical activity produced by heart cells that enables the heart to function.


What is atherosclerosis? Causes, symptoms and treatments

Atherosclerosis is a disease caused by narrowing and hardening of the blood vessels due to the accumulation of plaques in the artery.


Angiography (Angiogram): Preparation, procedure, results and risks

Angiography is an examination of blood vessels under X-rays using a kind of medical dye. It is performed by physicians in the angio laboratories.


What is ischemia? Causes, symptoms and treatment of ischemic attack

Ischemia is a serious condition in which blood flow to any organ in the body is stopped. During ischemia, blood vessels providing oxygen to brain, is blocked.


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