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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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Angina Pectoris
The most common cause of the coronary artery narrowing which gives rise to angina is atherosclerosis. This is due to a gradual accumulation of fatty or [...]
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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, [...]
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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 [...]
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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 [...]
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