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Campaign Launch
'Teamwork is at the heart of great achievement'. Let us all come together and create healthier environments in schools for our children. It is time to talk about banning the [...]
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Pulmonary Heart Disease
This is heart disease secondary to disorder of respiration. The chronic Hypoxia (low oxygen tension) of these disorders includes a reactive narrowing of the pulmonary vessels.
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Congenital Heart Disease
An abnormality of the heart is present in about 1% of all babies born. Untreated, half of these affected will die in their first year of life. The survivors do [...]
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Barbados Stroke Statistics
Around 350 Barbadians suffered a stroke during the first year. Most of these strokes (83%) were due to blockage of a blood vessel supplying the brain. Most strokes occurred over [...]
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What Is Stroke?
Strokes occur either when a blood vessel becomes clogged thus hampering blood flow to the brain (ischemic stroke) or when a blood vessel ruptures causing blood to leak into the [...]
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Medications
Aspirin: Is used for the prevention of thrombosis and is prescribed to patients who have had Transient ischemic attack. (it prevents platelets arregation) has also shown to decreased subsequent attacks. Aspirin [...]
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Rheumatic and Valvular Heart Disease
The heart failure and other problem arising from chronic valvular disease can be partially relieved by medications such as digoxin and diuretics, but in the long run will require cardiac [...]
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Hypertensive Heart Disease
Since hypertension is asymptomatic in the early stages and for a very long time while congestions are developing, it is essential that blood pressure be checked at regular intervals as a preventative measure.
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Ischemic Heart Disease
Other risk factors are modifiable, being directly or indirectly under the control of the individual.
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Acute Myocardial Infarction
This dangerous condition is usually due to a Coronary Thrombosis which is a clot forming within the coronary artery. It is trigged by rapture of the plaque, which releases substances that start [...]
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