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  • Low Blood Pressure
    on Apr 16, 2011 in Heart and Circulatory System
    Low Blood Pressure pressure levels around 90 (millimeter of mercury) systolic pressure and 60  (millimeters of mercury) diastolic pressure are often considered as “low blood pressure”, but this figure is only an arbitrary one. Lower levels ma...
  • Diastolic hypertension
    on Feb 21, 2011 in Heart and Circulatory System
    Diastolic hypertension results from an excessive constriction or narrowing of the arterioles throughout the body. The greater the degree of arteriolar narrowing, the greater is the diastolic blood pressure elevation. Of the two types of pressure elev...
  • Systolic hypertension
    on Feb 20, 2011 in Heart and Circulatory System
    Systolic hypertension may be caused either by an increase in the amount of blood pumped by the heart or by loss of of the large arterial walls. The latter is the most common cause for systolic hypertension and is most often due to arteriosclerosis (h...
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
    on Feb 19, 2011 in Heart and Circulatory System
    There is probably no bodily function which commands greater attention or has graver connotations, in the minds of the lay public, than does the blood pressure reading. On the other hand, there is probably no common function which is less well underst...
  • Coronary heart disease
    on Jan 4, 2011 in Hearth and Circulatory System
    In coronary heart disease we see the most obvious example of the primary role of the arteries in producing the heart failure. “Coronary heart disease” is truly “coronary artery disease,” because the heart muscle itself is normal except where...
  • Hypertensive heart disease
    on Jan 2, 2011 in Hearth and Circulatory System
    In hypertensive heart disease the heart muscle becomes overworked because of spasm or narrowing of the arterioles or fine branches of the arterial system throughout the body, producing an increase in the resistance which prevents easy “run-off” o...
  • Rheumatic heart diseaseIn rheumatic heart disease the inflammation in the heart muscle is often “perivascular,” that is, around the arteries in the heart muscle, and other blood vessels in the body may become inflamed in rheumatic fever.
  • Heart Failure
    on Dec 31, 2010 in Hearth and Circulatory System
    The heart can tail in three major ways: by inability to pump out the blood adequately (congestive heart failure) by sending painful sensations to the chest (anginal failure) ; or by losing its normal, even heating and becoming irregular, or extremely...
  • Congenital heart disease
    on Dec 31, 2010 in Hearth and Circulatory System
    Congenital heart disease is the condition originating in the development of the infant before birth, from failure of the necessary twisting, joining, and division of two primitive arteries to take place in proper sequence, and with necessary complete...
  • Anthrax (Wool-Sorter’s Disease)
    on Nov 26, 2010 in Infectious Diseases bacteria disease
    Anthrax (Wool-Sorter’s Disease) Anthrax has been known since antiqunity and is primarily a disease of herbivorous animals, transmitted from them to man. It is quite uncommon and occurs primarily where raw wool or hides are being processed, or i...
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